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My Gardenia Blooms

 

These flowers used to be permanent fixtures in my small garden. I had the lone shrub for years and it produces such lovely white flowers  every year. Some months ago, the leaves slowly turned yellow then they dried up to brittle brown ones. This afternoon, my son and I decided to finally put it to rest so what is left now is a small stump  of the trunk.

My gardenia is gone. All I have left are random photos  of its flowers. Funny but I still could smell their heady scents from here.

 

Another Day In Paradise

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Go ahead –

Find some quiet place and listen

to the silence

Feel the sun on your face

Savour the sound of the wind

See the distant roar of the sea

Absorb the beauty of another day.

The Solitary Man

He walks –

And his feet lead to the green door

He sees familiar sites

The rose arbor, the trellis he made before

He knocks –

And waits patiently

He asks himself

When did I  come here last?

He feels that sudden knot of fear

Regrets come late

Remorse is  an even bitter pill to swallow

Am I late, he asks?

The door opens

And he sees a stranger.

I am…..he says

Come in, the stranger answers.

The decor has changed

And the pictures are gone

Is this…..he could not go on

She died a year ago.

The stranger says.

She could have waited.

If you said you were coming back.

She could have told you.

She has never forgotten.

A decade –

Days and months of waiting

Even a loving heart

Sometimes feel tired

Even a  happy soul

Slowly dies….

And love, long after it’s neglected

Dies a natural death too.

He retraces his steps

And becomes

A solitary man

Once more.

 

Misty

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This reminds me of those cold mornings I used to spend in the province.  Seeing the beauty of nature, pondering what life is all about, discovering things that evoke lovely memories of old.

It was a misty morning alright.

 

Gifts Of The Morning (Chasing Raindrops)

What could be more inspiring than waking up to the morning seeing nature at its best? Then you wish life could be this simple – seeing the beauty of a water droplet and deeper  thoughts come to mind. And there is silence all around.

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I love the freshness of  an early morning after the rain.  Although I hate the heavy downpour, it is always amazing to see greens all around.  The tears of heaven cleanse the soul and it wash away the pain of feeling sad  and alone.

Step No, Step Yes

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In life, we always have choices – when you are brave enough to say yes and firm enough to say no.

 

Musings

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When you look forward to a new day

With all its promise –

It does not need to be perfect,

It does not need to be boring.

When you see a new life blossoming,

All you need to do is give thanks,

There is always something there

That makes it worth  waiting for.

Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick

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That moment where you almost tripped because you wanted to catch this lovely creature in your garden. I have lovely memories of dragonflies.  When I was young, I so loved watching them take flight, stay for a while then move on. I asked myself, “don’t they get tired of flying?”

What Happiness Is

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–  Waking up to the song of a sparrow

outside your  window

– Feeling  the cold breeze that gently bites

your cheeks

–  A cup of hot black coffee

–  Freshly baked pandesal

–  A visit to the garden

– Discovering new blooms

– Raindrops lingering on the bright

green leaves

– The fresh look of the garden

on a cold morning

–  Watching the day unfolds

–  Seeing a patch of blue

in a cloudy sky

– Turning the pages of a favorite book

You see,  life is simple

And happiness could be just within your reach.

When Water Meets The Sky

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Each day is a new journey, there is always something to discover, there is always something to dream about.

Life!

The gift of each morning, you see something beyond the ordinary.

The gift of each day, you see something  that would make you smile.

The gift of each dawn in your life, you see something  new, something to look forward to.

Ah!

Don’t give up on your dreams.

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