My dear friends, I am so very sorry that I have not been around for...well, quite a while. There have been many things going on in my life that I have had to deal with. Some things were very pleasant, and some were not so pleasant. Needless to say they were all time consuming! I am hoping that these things are now resolved and I can go about living a normal (ok, semi normal) life again. I do apologize for being absent and silent for so long. I will be returning to activities very soon and hope to see you all on the boards here at Care2. Thank you all for the beautiful comments you have left while I was absent. I hope that you are all well and are having a wonderful time!
This was the time when the dragons roamed free
when across the land all you could see
was the wandering ways of the Gypsies who sing
of the ruthless sword of the Christian King.
This was the time when the wisest of the Clans
sent out the word across the lands
to hide thyselves and all thy do
Keep thine own council, and remember "to thine own self be true"
Let not his spies catch any sight
of poppet or besom, cauldron or spice
keep thyselves hidden in family and fold
his ways are cunning, his warriors are bold
He seeks to destroy us, everyone
from the oldest of mother's to the youngest of son's
To thine own self be true. Do whatever it is that completes you as a human being and try to make this life the best it can be. Try to leave this world better than you found it.
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
implement Higher funding for education and provide legislation to give equal and complete medical care to all people no matter what their religious, ethnic, political, economic or social background.
What/who changed my life and why
I'm not sure that I can pinpoint one particular thing. It was a series of events that opened my eyes. Becoming a parent was a major factor. Perhaps the most compelling event was the day that my then 5 year old daughter was watching the program "feed the Children" before school and stood there crying and asking me "Mommy, why don't those babies have any food?". That was truly devastating to me and really made me re-evaluate my life and goals.
There are strange and mysterious sounds When the winds of winter blow, The long nights are crystal clear and cold, And the fields and meadows are covered with snow. The stars are frosty against the sky, And the wind's whistle is shrill, As the snow blows against the house And drifts against the hill. Yet, I like to see during the winter A white carpet on the ground, To plod aimlessly in the deep snow, where deer tracks abound. I like to feel the stillness Of a crisp winter's night, Watching a full moon rise over the horizon, Exposing a winter wonderland beautiful and bright. Blessings to you and yours on Winter Solstice Love Joan