Monday, December 4, 2023

All You Need To Warm Your Heart

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The older you get,
the more you realize it's
okay to live a life that
others don't understand.
Tyler Knott Gregson

When skies turn gray,
and raindrops fall,
Don't let your spirits
sink at all!
For in each drop
a gentle grace,
Symphonies of
nature's embrace.

A worthy person is still
worthy even penniless.
A donkey is a donkey
even if finely saddled.
Turkish Proverb

My old 1973 bmw r75/5
The engine purrs a distant song, Two wheels parked, a journey done. No dust-kissed roads
or wind-whipped hair, Just echoes of adventures shared.

Each curve a prayer, each hill a test, A rebel hymn upon my chest. Now quiet roads of mind I roam, Old stories bloom, while here at home. For though the miles may cease to spin, The joy they brought still dwells within.
Contentment hums, a gentler tune, symphony of all that's been. The open road, a chapter closed, But in my heart, the legend grows.

So let the quiet be my guide, My journey's wisdom, deep inside. The motorcycle, a memory's gleam, But adventure flows on, the endless stream.
And in the stillness, I confess, The greatest ride is mindfulness. So let the engine's hum be still, I've chased enough, my cup is filled.

A nice warm shower,
a cup of tea, and
a caring ear may be all
you need to warm your heart.
Charles F. Glassman

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

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DrumMajor said...

Beautiful! Linda in Kansas

Elephant's Child said...

I love your ode to your bike. And in this dry land I always welcome rain.

Teresa said...

Pixie's wondering why your old bike doesn't have a sidecar for her. She's ready to hit the road with you... Lovely post today.

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute doggie and your sweet Pixie!
Take care, have a great week!

roentare said...

I do not need to conform to the majority as I get older.

Anvilcloud said...

I don't think the cat would appreciate a warm shower. 😎

Tom said...

...many hearts need to be thawed.

RedPat said...

Wonderful words that hit home on many fronts, Cloudia. ;-)

My name is Erika. said...

I needed some warm and sunny photos since we had more snow here in NH. Snickers is so cute. Give Pixie a pat for me. And if this is a T day post, happy early T day too.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Your reflection upon your motorcycle days is excellent, Cloudia!

Mike said...

I haven't seen or heard about Meadow Gold milk in a long time.

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends! Sharing yourselves here means the world to us. Aloha!

NCSue said...

Thanks for coming by to share at this week's party at! Aloha and have a wonderful week!

My GBGV Life said...

The first quote is excellent! It's not always easy to be yourself and live the life you want to lead, but it is rewarding if you can do it.

Sandee said...

I loved the motorcycle poem. Made me smile and so did Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Cloudia. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Bill said...

The dog is traveling in comfort and he deserves it. Enjoy the day, Cloudia.

Rostrose said...

Dear Cloudia,
the BMW from 1973 is a magnificent motorcycle. Is the hymn underneath written by you or does “just like that” fit perfectly? Your photos and sayings are beautiful again - the drop of fuel, colored like a rainbow. The sweet dog 🐶. And of course cute pixie 😻!
All the best and a happy new week, Traude

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

LOVED Snickers, but of course, Pixie steals the show.

I've never heard of Meadow Gold milk, but it's a great entry for T this week, dear Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

That WAS my own 1973 BMW. I wrote the motorcycle poem based on my ideas with the aid of Google Bard Artificial Intelligence! Thank you for asking!

Appreciate you, friends!

magiceye said...

Beautiful photos and lovely poem.

dellgirl said...

I love, love, love your first quote. It definitely resonates with me! I'm very happy I learned as I got older that . . . "The older you get, the more you realize it's okay to live a life that "others don't understand." When I finally realized it and started doing it, it was extremely liberating.

Thank you for sharing this, it's right on time for me. Wishing you a great Week, my friend!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the pictures and the wonderful quotes, hugs, Valerie

William Kendall said...

Snickers is a cutie pie.

Divers and Sundry said...

What an encouraging post! Thank you! Happy T Tuesday!

DVArtist said...

Thank you Cloudia for such a lovely post. I do like that photo of Pixie. Have a nice day today.

Lisca said...

Loved your poem about the motorbike. It brought back many memories of trips my late husband and I did together. (I rode pillion). We didn't have a BMW (I love the one in the photo, early 70s I think, beautiful bike) but his last bike was a Kawasaki custom. What a lot of fun we had on that. I have since given away all his (and mine) bikers gear and the motorbike was sold when we left the UK 12 years ago. Those were the days....

pearshapedcrafting said...

I used to be fascinated by the rainbows in fuel spills so this photo made me smile.....but not as much as seeing Pixie! Hmmm, biking days well over.....maybe a sidecar but definitely not a bike! Enjoy your happy memories. Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

CJ Kennedy said...

Love the motorcycle ode and Pixie. Happy T Day

Rambling Woods said...

Love this one....The older you get,
the more you realize it's
okay to live a life that
others don't understand.
Tyler Knott Gregson