Some Things Are Everything

Updated on September 11, 2020

At Least That Is What We Think

Until they are gone

Then there is nothing we can say or do

It happened to me

In the past now again just yesterday

As I continue cleaning making headway

Progress sometimes slow

I know what I want

Just I never seem to get there

They say it's not the catch

But the hunt

I am not sure I feel the same way

I am a dreamer

With that many dreams fall quickly to the wayside

Only a few make it across the tight rope of life

I constantly take a huge stride forward

To suddenly be thrown back like a balloon in a gust of wind

I look for ways to make life easy

In the process life becomes tricky

As much as I try to keep things for safekeeping

It is far from easy when you have a small home

I have a number of books and writings

So things get packed away

Unfortunately, when they are unpacked they aren't as safe as I hoped they would be

In my cellar, it gets damp and when I had water in the cellar last Spring

I thought they would be safe in plastic containers and plastic bags

Not always the case

Some things got ruined

The plastic cracked and to my surprise

What was dry now became wet

Out to the trash, you go

It is hard to collect anything made of paper for years

Water is their worst enemy

If we were to keep score

One for water and zero for paper

Out of all the things I could save

I picked the wrong hobby

Next life I think the only things I will save is rocks

A nice old rock collection that will give me great pleasure

They have been around forever

They each have a story to tell

They can resist all kinds of weather

So hard to break

Really cool to look at

You can display them inside or outside

Many are small and take up little room

I wish all my friends hobbies they also enjoy

That gives them more fun than stress

Easy clean up after

A lifetime of happiness

With nothing to dampen your day


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      10 hours ago

      Chrish Canosa I love your insight and dreams. What are your plans in the years ahead? I have always loved seeing people happy. Writing makes me feel good and if it brings a smile to someone else then I feel I have brightened someone's day. Even if it is only for a few minutes. I don't really have one special talent that sticks out. Many people have unique skills and so it goes. A basketball player, doctor, carpenter, singer, and the list goes on. Some people just know from when they were little what they wanted in their life. Thank you for the beautiful response. Hope we can all find what we are looking for and wanting in life. Have one great morning.

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      Chrish Canosa 

      17 hours ago from Manila Philippines

      Absolutely!!! Always remind your self what purpose you are fighting, what it is that keep you moving forward no matter what. Maybe your purpose is to help the community maybe you have environmental concerns or you want to feed those unfortunate sisters and brothers outsides what ever it is no matter how small you have as long as it comes from your heart it'll be priceless. Forgiveness and Love heals bruises no matter how deep ;-)

      A bunge of love from my beautiful country Philippines!!!! Have a fantastic day!!!

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      DREAM ON 

      19 hours ago

      John Hansen It is easier with the use of computers you can copy something and file it away. For many years I didn't have that option and I did the best I could. Sometimes things don't work out as planned. I have to be happy with what I have and anything extra is a bonus. It is easy to want more but it is harder to keep track of everything. Less is better. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Another lesson learned. Now if I can only remember the lesson next time. Have a great Friday.

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      DREAM ON 

      19 hours ago

      Chrish Canosa I love what you have learned. It is easy to be critical and judgemental about the things we do. Because I know each time we expect a lot from ourselves. When things don't work out it is easy to beat ourselves up and never let it go. I am trying and words help me bridge the gap. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. Life is so much better when we get to share it with other people who understand. I hope Friday is a good day for you.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      19 hours ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Maybe you can look at the new memories you have made in Florida and the friends you have met and start there. Soon it will trigger other good memories and you are off to a wonderful start. Thank you so much for reading and caring. I hope you have a lovely Friday.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 days ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Right now at the moment to keep me going my memories are everything. I look around at what is left of my life in Latvia and suddenly for some reason, it makes me sad to think I will never go back again.

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      Chrish Canosa 

      6 days ago from Manila Philippines

      Hey there!

      I guess you're not alone in this life drama

      I admired you for being so openminded. I'm grateful tho not everyday;-) and that's normal

      I'm not rich but I'm happy and contented for what I have

      I took risk most of the time I failed

      I always do the self sabotage and self blame not until I realize blaming people especially my self is pointless.

      'Till someone taught me about self compassion ( acceptance without judgement ) keep following your dreams and on the way enjoy and give love to people and to your self for it is the fuel of our souls.

      I wish you all the best I'm sure on the way you'll find what life is really all about ;-)

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      John Hansen 

      6 days ago from Queensland Australia

      The older you get I think you appreciate even more that you have kept a good and accurate account of your life and will easily recall all the fond memories. I don’t have a problem with water fortunately so can keep my books and paperwork reasonably safe.

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      DREAM ON 

      6 days ago

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt I grew up long before the Internet. So to save things in a scrapbook was a big deal. You collected a keepsake of all your fondest memories. I thought I would go one step farther if small items of my past bring me joy what would happen if I had a daily account of my life. So my writing began. In bits and pieces. At the age of nine, my thoughts were expanding but to where. My own family told me nobody cares about what you do. You are not famous. Your day to day activities are boring to read. So many times I started and stopped. With an inner conflict what I thought was important and what other people found important. Now some forty-six years later I am still trying to put together my own life puzzle. One that means something. That is important. That helps people understand we all have a story to tell. We all have a gift to give. Even if it is not the same as everyone else. It can be different and odd and unusual. I keep following my dreams to see where they lead. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I almost deleted my whole comment with a fick of a wrong finger. Have a great Saturday.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 days ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Interesting composition. Keep something which does not degrade with time and be happy. Good thought. Stay blessed.


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