Tag Archives: Spirituality

Moon

I found am ear ring on my stairs today.  It reminded me of the moon on better days.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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Total Eclipse, Wyoming, August 21st 2017

At totality there was a strange twilight
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There was not the spirituality and feeling of other-worldliness I had expected and hoped for.  But, if you look closely, you can see sunspots.

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Grace in the Desert

In time it is Zion that reaches out to the lions.

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pictures by the girl riding shotgun taken with a Lumix

Utah is Stunning

Seems like the background from a Western Movie.

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Seals

California, has seals ~ or maybe selions.

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unjustly accused

The average man ~ mostly harmless.

All men must have experienced that utter bewilderment when they thought they were doing something good, and that those they cared for would appreciate it, only to be accused of a wrongdoing they cannot comprehend.

I had that yesterday.

So now I don’t know what I did wrong, or where I went wrong, or even what I can do to put it right.

It hurts.

You know what that does to a man of any age?  We get defensive.  We mentally circle the wagons.  We can become difficult.  We can get the ‘go away and leave me alone’ and ‘I don’t love you anymore’ thing.

At heart men never grow up.  At heart men are not so tough, all we want to do is be around people we like and who like us in return.  Men are continually looking for approval and positive reactions.  Men are always trying to impress and show that we can do good things.

Yesterday I bombed out of all of that by mentioning in this blog that I wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise at Christmas without getting approval in advance from everyone close to me.  Wish I could have done, but people are not always just a ‘phone call away.

I got some passive aggression and some downright rejection in response to my innocent idea and blog post.

So now I feel dirty and worthless.

I’m not in love anymore, that was just silly phase I was going through.

I am just a lost soul, looking for my home.

Man the lifeboats men, this ship is sinking.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Marmaduke home alone

Marmaduke has seen me looking at the internet ~ making plans for this year’s Christmas and New Year Holidays.

As I’m not taking him to Barcelona next week he’s worried that I won’t be taking him along this Christmas, so he’s been making his own Christmas plans.

Where ever Marmaduke is thinking of going for his Christmas Dinner, I’m thinking of a Christmas Caribbean cruise~ providing I can find the right girl to take along.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

America is mostly empty

The clearest way into your own mind is through Wilderness

Once one gets away from the big cities, the USA is mostly wilderness.

On my recent road trip, sometimes the only thing in the wilderness was the road, a broken down fence, and a distant power line.

Sometimes there’s a road sign.  Zzyzx is actually in San Bernadino County, California, and you get there by the 4.5 mile long unpaved Zzyzx Road.  We didn’t go there, because there’s bugger-all there.  However, Zzyzx does feature in music and films, (movies).

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

pictures taken by the girl riding shotgun with a Lumix

Zion Canyon ~ Utah

Because, you know, you’re in Utah.  And because of its conservatism, if you can make it there, you can make it almost anywhere.

Zion Canyon is a long way from Orange County in Southern California, actually about 450 miles across California, Nevada, Arizona and into Utah.

But this National Park has some of the most spectacular scenery in the Western United States, with red cliffs all around the narrow Virgin River.

We stayed in Springdale, which was pretty nice.  However, we were only there for a day and a half, which is nowhere near long enough to appreciate the wonders of this National Park.  We had another three days of travel to make it into Wyoming, to witness the total eclipse of the sun, but that post’s for another day.

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jackcollier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

These pictures were taken with a Lumix

music from a friend

The past is over, nothing reminds me of you.

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I’m a guy.

I’m a bit older.

I’m very English.

My tastes are solid, maybe staid, and perhaps a bit inflexible.  Art, Cars, Clothes, Food, Music… I seem to be one of those guys who thinks he knows what he likes and is reluctant to try something new.

Sometimes the new is surprising and apposite.  As luck would have it, it just so happened that a friend sent me a couple of albums by a guy I’d never heard of; Ben Taylor.  I liked his dad.

A track has the lyrics;

She always wants what she can’t have

Life is so cruel

She’s always good when she’s so bad

What can’t she do?

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the killer line is;

She’s always thinking of someone, that’s how it goes…

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Story of my life.  All the women I have known always seem to be thinking of someone else.

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Sometimes, just once, I’d like to know someone who wasn’t always living in the past.  Who wanted to show me their colourful shoes, just because it’s me, and not because they really belong to someone else.

Letting yesterday affect today will only destroy the excitement of tomorrow.  ~  Michelle Cruz-Rosado

Sometimes, it’s more than I can take.  Life goes on regardless.  The best is yet to come.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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