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Possibility – Revisited

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First posted in April of 2013. I was doing a review of old images and this one resonated anew for me this morning…

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Words on Images

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Written by johnwhays

January 29, 2023 at 10:57 am

Winter

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winter
dawn
snow
flakes
falling
piling
deep
everywhere
white
frost
ice
crystals
growing
blowing
melting
freezing
silence
squeaky
cold
bitter
biting
tracks
footprints
drifts
breath
clouds
dusk
gray
monochrome
darkness
stars
stillness
winter

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Written by johnwhays

January 21, 2023 at 11:00 am

Matter

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that was a world away
worlds away
what matters now
changes
every day
simple as that
incrementally
decimals of familiarity
echo in our chambers
resonate
reverberate
in desperation
to matter
to someone
anyone
somehow
right now

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Written by johnwhays

July 16, 2022 at 6:40 am

Wrestle

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wrestle an idea
dance with decisions
hone skills
kill hours
wreak absolute havoc
pause moments
measure goals
dash plans
let everything go
cast aspersions
voice objection
reach agreement
preach to choirs
wrest control
ask forgiveness
bask in glows

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Written by johnwhays

July 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

How Big

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how big is the universe?
how big is a galaxy
how big are the stars
how big is our solar system
the planets
our sun
the earth
the moon
an ocean
a continent
a mountain
a river
a nation
a state
a county
a parish
your neighborhood
your block
your property
your family
your home
your room
your closet
your wardrobe
your junk drawer
your tool kit
your jewelry box
your dreams
your fears
your reasons
your vision
your hope
how big is your trust
your heart
your belly
your head
your ego
your lungs
your muscles
your stamina
your breath
your individual cells
your molecules
your microbiome
your ions
your atoms
your protons
your neutrons
how big is your soul
how big do you feel
how big is your essence
your pride
your confidence
your accomplishments
your intentions
your reach
your voice
your table
your tribe
your culture
your region
your district
your government
your hemisphere
the world
our atmosphere
the constellations
how big is this galaxy
how big is the universe?

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Written by johnwhays

April 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

Predictable

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weather

storms

blue skies

heatwaves

cold spells

heartbreak

success

failure

rodents

reasons

seasons

taxes

deception

distractions

laughter

rain

pain

cracks

copycats

mold

just plain getting old

scandals

thuggery

lessons

loss

solar flares

burns

mud

rust

surprises

excuses

hunger

anger

drama

scams

growth

tears

fears

ripples

an echo

love and death

expectations

incantations

admiration

adulation

repetition

competition

pattern recognition

interruption

consequences

recompense

long waits

missed dates

altered states

final hours

happy endings

giving thanks

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Written by johnwhays

April 3, 2022 at 10:07 am

Words Emerge

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Spring has arrived on the calendar. Maybe that explains all this spring-like evidence unfolding before our eyes. Mud, primarily. Yesterday, I opened some gates for the horses that we have historically held open using step-in posts. Without thinking, I attempted to step them in and quickly met the resistance of frozen ground an inch or two below the surface.

It’s only spring on the surface thus far.

There is still snow in the woods, but it is shrinking by the minute.

The wooden blocks of the “boardwalk” we installed on a section of trail that gets the muddiest are beginning to reappear.

Cyndie has painted words of inspiration on some of them and it looks like those messages have survived the winter just fine.

Out on the open road I didn’t find any traces of snow while spending time on my new bicycle in the afternoon. I’m pretty confident I will never regret purchasing an e-bike. Having that motor assist took much of the stress out of my first real ride of the season.

Like the emerging words say, LOVE always. I expect I will be loving this bike for the rest of my life.

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March 21, 2022 at 6:00 am

Happened

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March 17, 2022 at 6:00 am

Gravity

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swinging around
    startled
  then not
normalcy returns
in a privileged life
difficulty happens
and then doesn’t
for most of the days
of the rest of their lives
while holding
the sacred path
outlasting
the gravity
the rest of us
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Written by johnwhays

February 8, 2022 at 7:00 am

Conversation

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just great
all time memory
lost
not forgotten
glossed
figurative
restorative
wondering
finally
incremental
incidental
wandering
last seen
staked out
ignited
misunderstood
wishing
struck down
downtown
mainstreet
deforestation
alternate location
waiting
looking out
casting about
grasping
second option
only two
bright
despite delight
indeed alright
dashed
in conversation
altogether
alone

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Written by johnwhays

January 24, 2022 at 7:00 am