Monthly Archives: July 2012

Human days of summer…

Looking at that sun was making me feel hot and sweaty every time I log into the magic kingdom of blogosphere.

These pretty flowers I encounter every morning during my now becoming boring walks.  But I have to keep on doing this for my aging apparatus.

One day there was a wall of these flowers looking so very majestic and I decided then that the next day I was going to take a picture.  Voila, next day half of the wall was gone!

I had to wait a week or so until this day that I was able to capture some beauty again.  Here it is the result.  Nature is so ever breathtaking.

Lesson learned:  enjoy it while you have it, see it or it goes by.  Next second, it may be gone.  Come to think of it, I am missing a whole bunch of stuff that I should be appreciating while they are happening.

Training…or maybe adopt a new way of looking at things and capturing their meaning.

Every day is a new school day.  I am being promoted to kinder, having just completed pre-kinder as I go…

Another happy day in my paradise, this place south of the Mason-Dixon Line, or North of the Equator.

Your Happy Contessa

“You aren’t in charge of anyone or anything, and when you realize it, you will set yourself free to really live.”  From “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Zen Living.”

The Sun is in a really bad mood…I knew it!!!!!

Photo: Loop on the sun

I knew something was odd…very hot in places where is supposed to be cooler than Florida…people’s tempers out of whack…me forgetting where I left my credit card, losing things in my own purse, getting short-tempered even with myself…my mother on the phone trying to pick up a fight with me…and then…

It occurred to me that something was not right with the universe.

This evening, in the news, finally everything fell into place.  The sun is having flare eruptions and is spitting really hot lava out there in space.  Of course, that explains all the extra meditation I have had to do just to keep my cool.

I am meditating so much…that I am starting to fall asleep at meditation times and now my body is thinking that I should be sleeping all the time.

Dear heavenly sun…stop your bad temper and stop spitting hell into the universe.  This has to stop…and like…NOW!!!!

I have said.

So…it was today…a very bad hot day in this part of the world, north of the Equator.

Your Happy Contessa

“I am still learning.”  Michelangelo, Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer.  6 March, 1475 – 18 February, 1564.

Photo courtesy of NASA.

Salute to the United States of America on our Independence Day!

What does independence means to you?  I think it means a lot of different things to different people.

Independence to say, do, love, be openly for or against something, and so many other things.

For me being able to say, think and do whatever it is I want to, is very meaningful.  I was born and raised for most of my early years under a dictatorship.  We were scared to even talk about worldwide events in fear of being taken away and disappearing in the middle of the night.  Being a female also was a stroke against you.  That makes me very appreciative of living as a citizen of a country that promotes and embraces freedoms.  I also know that with such freedoms, come much responsibilities.  It is all part of a beautiful equation.

Our forefathers were the bravest of the brave when they exposed themselves, their  families and friends to being persecuted and put to death for wanting to be independent from a system they felt was oppressive.  Too much taxation.  That was the straw that broke the camel’s back for them.  And I am so ever thankful to them and their struggles, so today we, Americans, can enjoy our freedoms.

“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident:  That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

I salute all and each American citizen on this our Independence Day.  God bless the United States of America.

Your Happy Contessa

The paragraphs in quotation marks are from a Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress Assembled, July 4, 1776.