Update 2013-2016: lived in Arizona off-grid at Mexico border... then in Tucson with eye toward intentional self-sustainable community to live among like-minds, back to nature, growing and making everything, fulfilling a lifelong dream... lost most of my excess weight (down from 325+, and have less than 30 pounds to go)...
Update May 2016: Back in A2. Feels like hOMe, already I feel younger! Still a dreamer, fine-tuning realization. Better & better is my philosophy, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. No more falling in love with a personality, only to end up living with their character. From now on, it's inside out because ascension is the true love that lifts one higher & higher.
This sums it up nicely: "You Are A Cheddar Chip. You are an unusual person, and you defy expectations. You are living your own kind of life. You don't try to adhere to anyone's standards and rules. You do whatever feels right to your gut. You sometimes hang back, but you often have a larger-than-life personality around others. You are a storyteller. You have hilarious jokes and anecdotes. Your life is never boring, and you enjoy all the challenges that come your way." Blogthings 9-16-2014
In the meantime, as John Yeats said, I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of the imagination.
Giving thanks 24/7 for the automagical
Embracing satire, especially in poetry
Exploring options, choice, change
writing, reading, meditating
actually, all we the human race ever do is imagine & decide, that's it
what Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) said: "I never waste a brain cell in the morning trying to figure out what to do when."
because, even better, to quote writer James Michener: “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he’s always doing both.”
Eclectic taste all around...
Variety is the spice of life...
Independent film, musicals, intense drama, laugh till you can't breathe comedy, documentaries, controversial subjects, live theatre...
Gospel, soul, blues, R&B, funk, jazz, trance, pop, rock, classical...
Fresh food, farmer's markets, homemade, from scratch, ethnic dishes, grown your own, all prepared & served with love, of course...
"Nature is content to be, knowing that everything is perfect and nothing can be better than perfection." ~ Maryann Rada
"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” ~ Judy Garland
"In love, sex doesn't demand anything because it has everything. In sex, love withholds nothing and receives everything." ~ Steven Harrison