Monday, November 25, 2013

Giving Thanks 2013 - FREE PASSAGE


I am thankful for:
  • awareness, debate and dialogue - With all that's crazy stupid in our modern world, hope hovers and lurks everywhere.
  • the freedom to run my life without bending to other people's rules or expectations
  • food
  • music -  specifically Sibelius, Morgana King, Kenny Rankin, Bossa Nova, Sondheim, Streisand, Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall, Broadway musicals, Jazz vocals, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, John Pizzarelli, Bernstein, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern, Nina Simone and Ella
  • movies, cable, the Internet
  • my past
  • books
  • smart phones 
  •  5 chewing gum especially Cobalt - flavor lasts forever!
  • coffee - Newman's, 8 O'clock, Donut Shop, French Roast
  • Chai Latte
  • Thai basil fried rice
  • New York City
  • Hamburg / Boston
  • Public Libraries
  • but most of all GLENN
The above list itemizes basically some of my likes in my lucky life. I am fortunate to have so much good in my life that outweighs the not so good in my life. This "not so good" isn't worth mentioning in light of all my blessings.  We all have unhappy times now and then. It is inevitable. Yet, my bounty of love and what I call "free passage" cushions me. What is "free passage"? It is, for me, liberty, a self determined life. And what comes with free passage is self accountability. I am solely responsible for my life - the good and the bad. I blame no one despite my rants and tantrums for the rocky road. I, therefore, take full credit for the smooth road - with a little help from my "friends". To quote a wise old philosopher:

"Life is earnest. Life is real. Sing Polly Wolly  Doodle all the day."


                                                  HAPPY  THANKSGIVING


  1. I'm happy that you are blest. Like the old saying..."Count your blessings" will discover that you have more than you think. I for one have many. Enjoyed your blog. Happy Thanksgiving! Love Jeanie.

    1. Thanks, Jeanie. We are all luckier than we think!

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