Thursday, December 18, 2014

My music is the best...No mine is!!!!

You hear this all the time whether it is the 60's, 70's 80's and so on. It all depends on you doesn't it. Music connects with memories and emotions and events at the time you hear music. It is a bonding thing much like the smell of apple pie or favorite food.

But if you love music you will expand your selections trying a bit of this and that from blues and r&b to classical to hip hop to jazz. Try different artists along the way. Chances are you will be surprised even if it you like only one song or two.

It is like learning another language. You may not get it right but people will appreciate the effort, especially someone younger or from a different race or country.

And if you do like then do one more thing , dance! Like no one is looking even if they are. Enjoy the moment!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Hey! I am not old so what is with all the wrinkles?

Nobody thinks of themselves as old, even if the calendar begs to differ. Laying in bed the other morning I rolled over and happened to take a look at my arm and this thought popped into my mind.
The skin looked like something from the history channel. Sigh...
And the arm itself was kind of jiggly. Why I look like I am 62! Wait, I am.

I am still pretty strong, can still lift and move things, knees not withstanding, can still hit a golf ball pretty far and so on.

But time marches on doesn't it. The elasticity of the body just wears out and the snap just isn't there anymore.

Try this. Lay your hand flat and pull on the skin. Watch how quickly it goes back. Someone young, well, it goes back quickly while mine relaxes back in place,

One is not supposed to mention anything related to age as our culture worships the young but it is what it is. If you think you are not getting older remember the average life span in the USA is around 70.
If you are older than 35, well, welcome to middle age!

on that happy note...


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

thoughts 12-2-14

people who I think are smarter then me ask me all the time my opinion on a variety of things. scary.

the smell of cut cucumbers is so incredibly good.

the love of a dog is a wonderful thing

only matched by the love of your children

people rarely hang out with people with different view points

racism is really hard to disguise

one must be introduced to the arts at an early age to appreciate the world around us

reading must be encouraged with children but it only works if you read too

the line most used " successful people are not fearful of failure" is only partly true, they hate it too but have the grit to try again

many things do not have the option of failure-learning to walk, dress yourself, ride a bike and so on

apps are a wonderful thing but only work because of the internet and electricity, take that away and they have no value

anyone can be perceived as clever if what they do makes them money

rock and roll will never die until all the rock and rollers are dead

are there any news people left that are trusted to report the news as news

the difference between religion and a cult is the number of members

what ever happened to living in harmony with nature

the fight for the lowest price is a victory of sorts for shoppers but will soon be forgotten if the service isn't there to back up the sale

some people don't realize that life does not have  a straight line to success, it is a series of zig zags

most people don't care about the effort and decisions that it took to get the final results

everything you do in life counts for something

everything you don't do counts for something

a new years resolution starts the day you decide to start, not January first

be aware of things and events around you, listen to your mind and body,
tweak things here and there, you will surprise your self

enough for today

old ray


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