Tuesday, August 7, 2012

House by the Side of the Road

There are hermit souls that live withdrawn
In the space of their self-content;
There are souls like stars, that dwell apart,
In a fellowless firmament;
There are pioneer souls that blaze the paths
Where highways never ran-
But let me live by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.

Let me live in a house by the side of the road
Where the race of men go by-
The men who are good, and the men who are bad,
As good and as bad as I.
I would not sit in the scorner's seat
Nor hurl the cynic's ban-
Let me live in a house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.

I see from my house by the side of the road
By the side of the highway of life,
The men who press with their ardor of hope, 
The men who are faint with the strife,
But I turn not away from their smiles and tears,
Both parts of an infinite plan-
Let me live in a house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.

I know there are brook-gladdened meadows ahead,
And mountains of wearisome height;
That the road passes on through the long afternoon
And stretches away to the night.
And still I rejoice when the travelers rejoice
And weep with the strangers that moan, 
Nor live in my house by the side of the road
Like a man who dwells alone.

Let me live in my house by the side of the road, 
Where the race of men go by-
They are good, they are bad, they are weak, they are strong,
Wise, foolish - so am I.
Then why should I sit in the scorner's seat,
Or hurl the cynic's ban?
Let me live in my house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.

~Sam Walter Foss

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Zen

I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living. ~Anais Nin

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Love Day!

It is a mystery why we fall in love. It is a mystery how it happens. It is a mystery when it comes. It is a mystery why some loves grow, and it is a mystery why some loves fail. You can analyze this mystery and look for reasons and causes, but you will never do any more than take the life out of the experience.

Love is more than the sum of the interests and attractions and commonalities that two people share. And just as life itself is a gift that comes and goes in its time, the coming of love must be taken as an unfathomable gift that cannot be questioned in its ways.

You need to treat what love brings you with kindness. If you find yourself in love with someone who does not love you, be gentle with yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. Love just didn’t choose to rest in the other person’s heart.

If you find someone else in love with you toward whom you feel no love, feel honored that love came and called at your door, but gently refuse the gift you cannot return. Do not take advantage; do not cause pain. How you deal with love is how love will deal with you, and all our hearts feel the same pains and joys, even if our lives and ways are very different.

If you fall in love with another who falls in love with you, and then love chooses to leave, do not try to reclaim it or to assess blame. Let it go. There is a reason and there is a meaning. You will know it in time, but time itself will choose the moment.

Remember this and keep it in your heart. You don’t choose love. Love chooses you. All you can really do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing, then reach out and give it away. Give it back to the person who brought it to you. Give it to others who seem poor in spirit. Give it to the world around you in any way you can.

Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons for coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or reason it into staying. If it chooses to leave your heart or the heart of your lover, there is nothing you can do and nothing you should do. Be glad that it came to live for a moment in your life. If you keep your heart open, it will surely come again.

Kent Nerbern

Happy Valentines Day to our beautiful tribe of peace and lovers! XOXO

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Music Is Kind Of Everything

I can't imagine a life without music. Can you? It's been the backdrop of our lives. For each decade, we have a soundtrack that goes with it. It's gives us inspiration, heals our broken hearts, gets us on our feet or spoons us when we need it. Music celebrates life with us, gives us hope, helps us rage against the machine if we're pissed off, or holds our hands when we're beyond sad. Sometimes, it speaks to us when sung in another language we don't even understand, but we can feel it. Music is freaking magic!

These are some songs from my soundtrack.

Group 1: From childhood, that still bring a smile every time.

Group 2: Wild & free teen age years.

This is where the video "Kiss" by Prince would go, but he blocked all of his music because he doesn't want it on Youtube.

Group 3: Music that has healed this soul.

Group 4: Music that you just have to dance to.

Final Group: Inspiration.

So hard to chose the different songs but I think it turned out OK:) Hope you enjoyed!

Wishing you a life full of music! Dance your hearts out!

Always peace,

Mama Love

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's All So Simple

1. If you do not GO after what you want, you will never have it.

2. If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO.

3. If you do not step FORWARD, you will always be in the same place.