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The Journey

Ocean Sunset

The sky was exciting that night. Reds and golds, and blacks and purples swirled and blended, yet remained completely separate from each other. The colours cast their reflections and shadows simultaneously across the vast and empty ocean. The destination was far beyond what could be seen of the horizon, but the journey had to be made. This particular night was the best time that could have been chosen, for the storm was coming. The dramatic sky and calm sea gave clear indication of this. It was a case of now or never.

Gentle waves lapped against the side of the ship, as she slowly made her way  towards the very place where the sun had set several minutes earlier.

Beyond where the eye could see, but clearly in the mind’s eye, was the land where dreams come true. The journey to a new life had begun, or perhaps, already ended.

All Good Things Come To An End

Please consider this as my notice of termination.

As much as I have enjoyed writing my thoughts, waffling on about my dreams, and typing generally about, well, nothing in particular, I always knew that it wouldn’t last. There have been times when I couldn’t type fast enough to get the ideas down, and there were other times when the ideas were not flowing at all. This letter has been on my mind all day today, so it is one that I simply have to write as today’s post.

Blogging is a funny old game. One moment I’m embroiled in the life of one person, and in the next moment I’m in the mind of another. I’m happy for one person, concerned for another, and touched by another, just by reading their words on their blogs. Information is coming in from all angles, from every corner of the world. Fascinating facts about things I, and quite possibly thousands of others, have never heard of are being shared in very different and very entertaining ways. And then it ends. The blog stops for whatever reason.

Life has other plans for every single blogger on the planet – blogging isn’t a full time occupation in itself, so it stands to reason that blogs will, from time to time, be overlooked for more important issues that arise in the blogger’s life. The same can be said for me, although, up until now, I have always tried to put a couple of hours to one side just for this blog. And that was my choice. And, although I have just said it, I enjoy doing it. When something is not enjoyable, there is no point continuing doing it.

So, the reason for this letter of resignation.

One day, this blog will come to an end. Not a great revelation in the grand scheme of things compared to the vastness of the Universe, but I want to let  everyone know that I intend to stop posting on this blog. I have some regular readers and visitors, who, although I don’t know in person, feel as though they, you, are my friends, and I feel it fitting to let you all know about this.

I’m not stopping blogging straight away, in fact, I’m hoping to continue blogging for as far as I can into the future. I am enjoying blogging at this present time, so I have no desire to stop doing so, but I feel obliged to my regular visitors to say a quick “Thank you” and a cheery “Farewell for now!”, just in case the day comes when I say to myself “That’s it, enough already! Time for the next phase.” and don’t post a word on my blog that day…

Throughout my last year of blogging, I have mentioned quite a lot of events, ‘people’, places, things and times that have had a particular resonance with me. Some of these topics haven’t reached their natural conclusions, and I feel it is only fair to finish their stories before ending or closing the blog. Of course, this may mean that other threads may be started over time too, but hopefully, everything will be nicely tied up by the final day of posting.

Everything happens for a reason. Being introduced to blogging allowed me to express myself in a way I have never been able to do so before. I have been able to write about my innermost thoughts and feelings without any fear of resentment, condemnation or ridicule, which is something I can not do in my real life. I can release thoughts into the universe that I would have otherwise have carried around with me, and allowed them to fester and blacken my very soul. I have a certain amount of freedom in blogging, whereas I feel kind of trapped in my real world.

So, visitors to my blog, readers of my words and friends from around the world, can I say once again thank you for taking the time to pop into my world, even if it is just to look at a picture, I appreciate your visit. For those who comment, I appreciate your visits all the more so (and I send you an extra special boost of Feel Good Positivity just for your visit!)

If I do stop posting soon, I’ll still be around, and visiting those blogs that I regularly visit. I don’t think that I’ll be stopping posting anytime soon, but being pre-warned is better than nothing.

As I said in the first line, please consider this as my notice of termination, but with an open-ended termination period.

Thank you for reading.

One Minute Ramble: The Realm of Dreams

dream catcherAs heavy as my eyelids are, I force them open for now at least. I am being summoned once again to the World of Wonders, where the impossible is extremely likely, complete strangers are close friends, and things are most definitely not as they seem. In this other worldly place, events transpire as they do in any other dimension, only they transpire without reason. They transpire within the concept of time, outside of it, around it, and because of it. They change in an instant, yet stay unchanged for years.

Planets appear and disappear in the daytime sky, and the Moons always shine with a silvery glow.

Animals speak English – or do I speak Animal?

I can walk with lions, fly with eagles, and swim with dolphins. I can find answers and reveal secrets, and no-one knows but me… and the people I meet in the Realm of Dreams.

Feel good Sunday!

Ten feel good quotes, just because it is Sunday!

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself
Eleanor Roosevelt

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Elbert Hubbard
People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be
Abraham Lincoln
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
Anonymous

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. happiness
Zhuangzi

Smile. Today would be a wonderful day not to take life so seriously. Today may end up the way you prefer – and it may not. Happiness is not about being a winner – it’s about being gentle with life – being gentle with yourself. Let life be a dance, and choose the kind of dance you want for today, perhaps a gentle loving dance.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney