My Dad was awesome about stuff like this. He rigged up one for each of us in the basement... so we could play on them all year round. Works even better then on a tree when it hangs off the framing. With no restriction or things to slam into, you can fly around with ease... Ah! Freedom :D
Today is a Special Day. A Day for us to take the time and remember those who have fought for our freedoms. Especially those who have given their lives for us. I know that many Vets browse through my pages, and I am truly honored. Your sacrifice is beyond measure. I have to add something. Some of you may have been around long enough to know this about me. November 11 is a personal day of mourning for me as it marks the Anniversary of my little brother's passing. It's been 18 years, and some moments are still as fresh as the day it happened. If you've lost a family member, you know all too well how it feels. I'm not gonna go in detail here as I just wanted to mention, but if you are interested, I did write a short story about him last year. Here is The Link. Back to my Remembrance Day / Veterans Day Post... I looked for pics that would possibly have special meaning for some of you. I love the ones that show humour and camaraderie. But most of the pics are awesome examples of Human Spirit, Courage and Resiliency. So many untold stories.....
Every time I post one of these Beautiful Nature Pictures,
I think of my Dad :-)
When I was a teen, my walls where full, and I man FULL of pics from the Bands that I liked. He would come in my room and shake his head, then say "I don't get it, why don't you put up pictures of flowers?" That made this little brat snort and think "Why the fuck would I do that??". But that picture stuck in my mind... and He was Absolutely Right.
This was "suppose to be" a Good Morning, but if you've read my "Coming Clean" post, you know that circumstances, for lack of a better word, make it a little difficult at times, for me to post over the week end.
I saw this picture, and it took me away...
Flying through this valley would be a dream,
I can see it in my mind...
A little Story :-)
My Dad was a pilot, not for work but for pleasure. In his younger days, he flew all over Canada and the USA. He would go on fishing trips up north, and take aerial photographs of towns and bridges he flew over. He would even do stunts in one of his smaller planes. I wish I would have been around during those days. I have pictures and stories but very few experiences. He got married at the age of 50. I was born when he was about 54. And sadly, he passed away when I was just 17. My biggest regret is that I didn't really get to know him. I was too young and immature to realize how these moments would be so precious to me now.
He still flew when I was young, but only took me up one time, when I was about 15. I remember every second of it,
As kids, we use to sit and play in my Dad's old pick ups all the time. Lots of memories there. I had many playgrounds back then, the field around the house was one of them. Many hours where spent exploring, just taking everything in... :-)
It's almost too hot to write today, but I'm thinking some of you can also relate to this pic.... I'm curious ;-)
....over parts of my old territory, where I use to work. Been a couple years since I quit that job, for personal reasons. I looked at that scenery so many times over the years, as I traveled the miles and many roads. Everything was tattooed in my brain. It was pretty interesting to see how much everything had gotten bigger, and greener. I swear the hardwood trees have taken over the softwood. It's gonna be really beautiful in the fall. Everything always ties in together somehow in my head, and it kinda struck me how things have changed in my life since those couple years have past. A totally unexpected and uncharted road lies ahead of me. Logically that's always the case, but some parts of our life feel like routine, some feel like transition, a fork in the road perhaps. It all kinda left me feeling nostalgic, a little lonely, a bit puzzled, but mostly grateful :-)
For me, the first song I can remember falling in love with
was Bon Jovi, You Give Love A Bad Name.
That kind of dates me a little... Shhh ;-)
Tell me yours.....
27 Posted... I was gonna stop at 20... oh well ;-) Thanks for playing :-) MissK does like Nirvana, MissK is working ;-) ...to those who have comments not posted... I WILL post them, I would like to track down the songs first.... that's all :-)
I have a video of my daughter when she was younger, that I wont show because she will kill me... ;-) Of her handing Lucky the leach, she was pretending to be a puppy too. It was so cute, he took the handle in his mouth and gently walked around the house checking behind every few seconds if she was still following him. The leach was pretty short yet he kept it loose at all times... Cesar would be proud LOL