Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Always open for you.


Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.  It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come. 

4 -This place holds a soul; enter and ye shall find thee...

... ye, and he.
Gerard Butler, precious, and whole. My mission is to bring that preciousness back of his being.

Sexiest man alive. Gerard Butler, Batman Begins premiere, 2005, Japan -- on his way
Butler, truthfully immortalized. -- deserving
Butler aka Mr Unbuttoned Cuffs, Dear Frankie press conference 2006 -- esteemed
Gerard Butler, RockNRolla premiere 2008 -- happy
Proud Butler promoting Law Abiding Citizen 2009 -- peaking
Gerard Butler, 2010 - on a roll
Gerard Butler 2011 Golden Globe Awards - riding the wave of personal achievement

Be with those who help your being.

I have a duty to make things better. We all do.

We Three

My love wanders the rooms, melodious,
flute notes, plucked wires,
full of a wine the magi drank
on the way to Bethlehem.

We are three. The moon comes
from its quiet corner, puts a pitcher
of water down in the center.
The circle of surface flames.

One of us kneels to kiss the threshold-dust.

One drinks with wine-flames playing over his face.

One watches the gathering
and says to any cold onlookers,

This dance is the joy of existence.

One Day at a Time

Breaking #11

Breaking #11 by Margaret Evangeline

Ideal Bookshelf #1

Ideal Bookshelf by Jane Mount

Question #11 I'm having a very hard time recovering from a breakup. Do I move on if I still love him?

The One Year Love Language Minute - Sept 1-30

Other ways to listen...

Other ways to listen... (streaming Classical music for when visiting)

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Letter of Consequence

A Letter of Consequence by Jack Vettriano

Dressing Mirror

Dressing Mirror by Jack Vettraino

Entering the Shell

Marc Chagall, Village by Night

Love is alive,
and someone borne along by it is more alive
than lions roaring or men in their fierce courage.

Bandits ambush others on the road.
They get wealth, but they stay in one place.

Lovers keep moving, never the same,
not for a second.

What makes others grieve, they enjoy.
When they look angry, do not believe their faces.
It is like spring lightning, a joke before the rain.

They chew thorns thoughtfully,
along with pasture grass.
Gazelle and lioness have dinner.

Love is invisible, except here, in us.
Sometimes I praise love. Sometimes love praises me.

Love, a little shell somewhere
on the ocean floor, opens its mouth.

You and I and we, those imaginary beings,
enter the shell as a single drop of water.

The One Year Love Language Minute - Aug 1 - 31

Breaking #11

Breaking #11 by Margaret Evangeline

Question # 10 - I am in a dating relationship that has moved out of the “tingly” love stage. How do I know that I am still in love with this person as we transition into the “love languages” stage?

How To End Panic Attacks Forever

How To End Panic Attacks Forever

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Harsh Evidence

What sort of person says that he or she
wants to be polished and pure,
then complains about being handled roughly?

Love is a lawsuit
where harsh evidence must be brought in.
To settle the case,
the judge must hear details.

You have heard that every buried treasure
has a snake guarding it.

Kiss the snake to discover the treasure.

Question # 8 - My girlfriend and I have been dating for eighteen long, hard months. She says that God told her I am to be her husband but God has not told me that. I don’t believe we are compatible. Should I give it more time or get out now?

Breaking #9

Breaking #9 by Margaret Evangeline

Friday, August 28, 2015

After the Thrill is Gone

After the Thrill is Gone by Jack Vettriano

Between Darkness and Dawn

Between Darkness and Dawn by Jack Vettriano

The Death of Saladin

Gerhard Mantz, Left Hand of Darkness

You left ground and sky weeping,
mind and soul full of grief.

No one can take your place in existence,
or in absence. Both mourn, the angels, the prophets,
and this sadness I feel has taken from me
the taste of language, so that I cannot say
the flavor of my being apart.

The roof of the kingdom within has collapsed.
When I say the word you, I mean a hundred universes.

Pouring grief water or secret dripping
in the heart, eyes in the head,
or eyes of the soul, I saw yesterday
that all these flow out to find you
when you're not here.

That bright firebird Saladin
went like an arrow,
and now the bow trembles and sobs.

If you know how to weep
for human beings, weep for Saladin.

Question # 7 - Is it possible to speak one love language but desire to receive a different one?

Breaking #7

Breaking #7 by Margaret Evangeline

Healing ADD

Healing ADD

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Question #6 - As a never-married man with no children, how can I build healthy and enjoyable friendships with other people who are married? Quite often I get excluded from both public and private fellowship activities.

Question #5 - My love language is words of affirmation and my fiance’s is quality time, but I tend to put my work commitments first, over my desire to spend time with him. How can I change my attitude?

Whatever Gives Pleasure

Whatever gives pleasure
is the fragrance of the Friend.

Whatever makes us wonder
comes from that light.

What is inside the ground
begins to sprout
because you spilled wine there.

What dies in autumn comes up in spring,
because this way of saying no
becomes in spring your praise-song, yes.

Looking for a Way - reload

Looking for a Way by Mel Gerhold (image eventually protected = blocked)

Mel Gerhold gallery  He's really good.

2 - They Can Try To Silence The Messengers, But They Can't Silence The MESSAGE: Gerry, this is for you....

Breaking #7

Breaking #7 by Margaret Evangeline

Pine Cones

Pine Cones by Vic Herman

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers by Kumar Patnaik

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Writers Write

Writers Write Website

The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Millie Clarke

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers by Joshua Dwyer

Breaking #6

Breaking #6 by Margaret Evangeline

Question #4 - Should a difference in age be a deal breaker for a relationship?

Rubber Cement

Rubber Cement by Artful Parent

Broken Glass

Broken Glass by Victor Torres

Question # 3 - I have a friend who is dating and ready to commit to a serious relationship. Can you suggest one of your books that i can give to help her?

Passed Under

Passed Under* by Corrie McCallum

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers Philip Gray

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Forgotten Bookshelf

Forgotten Bookshelf by Nancy Liu chin

Bookshelf and Desk

Bookshelf and Desk by Unknown

Question #2 How will I know I've met the right person to marry?

Why are creative people prone to self-destruction?

Food for thought.

Books for Maria

Books for Maria by Dmitri Samarov

Question #1 Is it possible to meet the right person online?

I'm now going to change to posting one question per day. These and the one-minute posts are becoming a favorite. They challenge us to be better people and see where we could make improvements.

Breaking #5

Breaking #5 by Margarete Evangeline


Bookshelf by Joni Dipirro

Monday, August 24, 2015

Light Bearers

Light Bearers by Narina

Horse Eye

Horse Eye by David Ballard

Breaking #4

Breaking #4 Margarete Evangeline

Butler Plugged In!

Ford Focus Fastback commercial staring Gerard Butler

Little Note For Brazilians by my lug Gerry

The Breeze at Dawn

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.

FAQ About the 5 Languages of Love

FAQs about the love languages
Some of his e-books
Some of his audio-books I've always read where hearing stuff is better than reading stuff.
Dear Gary... 50 Relationship Questions Answered (not sure this will work... it was free when I re-subscribed to his emails I used to share here

1- They Can Try To Silence The Messengers, But They Can't Silence The MESSAGE: Gerry, this is for you....

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Just Give Me Peace

Just Give Me Peace by Singleton Hippie Art

Lifting The Spell

Lifting The Spell by Marcus Thane

The Cat and the Meat (2)

If you have a body, where is the spirit?
If you are spirit, what is the body?

This is not our problem to worry about.
Both are both. Corn is corn grain
and cornstalk. The divine butcher
cuts us a piece from the thigh
and a piece from the neck.

Invisible, visible, the world
does not work without both.

If you throw dust at someone's head,
nothing will happen.

If you throw water, nothing.
But combine them into a lump.

That marriage of water and earth
cracks open the head,
and afterward, there are other marriages.

Breaking #3

Breaking #3 by Margarete Evangeline