Journal Entry # 63 – One of Those Days

Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.

Journal Entry # 62 – Love Eternal

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.

A Grand Memory


I thought of you this morning while walking to work, there was something about the air, I smiled. It made me recall some random end-of-summer day, much like today. You were steaming up the harbor, towards home, from a day of cod fishing. I first spotted you on the horizon while you were rounding the point, just there by the lighthouse. As I rushed down the lane, I could hear the sound of engine puttering growing louder. There were seagulls squawking and hanging about. Like a feathery cloud, they gave chase, each desperately seeking lunch from the fish scraps that were being thrown from your hands.

A final leap, I was there, at the wharf, to greet your return. I remember how the land-wash had this tinge of salt and the watery shoreline was like looking at glass. My reflection momentarily stared back, glistened in the hot morning sun and slowly distorted as your red and yellow punt made its approach. I was nine-ish, playing some made-up game while flicking sea snails back into the ocean, starting their long journey all over again…boyish thrills. As I stood there awaiting your accent, you handed me a rope to tether the boat long enough for the daily catch to be thrown ashore. It wasn’t a good knot, good enough, I wasn’t very good at that. You’d always finish the job anyway, just before mooring the dory to her rightful place once again, anchored just far enough, wading adrift until next time. Oh, how I remember the sun so bright, high in the sky, early that morn, just like today…when I thought of you.

Miss you Pop.

Journal Entry # 61 – It Must Be Lived!

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

Journal Entry # 60 – Keep Your Spirit!

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“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

Journal Entry # 59 – Normal is an Illusion!

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Normal is just an illusion. What’s normal to a spider is chaos for the fly.

Journal Entry # 58 – To Worry!

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 does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

Journal Entry # 57 – It’s That Easy!

Trust me, you’re only one workout away from a good mood.

Journal Entry # 56 – Define Your Path!

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We must take time to define our own path. Too quickly we can find the world defining it for us.

Journal Entry # 53 – Mistakes!

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“Mistakes are the stepping stones to learning.”