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Windy, Wet, Wonderful

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What a wicked follow-up to a Wednesday. Winds that will whisk you off your wingtips. Waterfalls falling from the sky. But what the hell, it’s the first day of my weekend, so on with the festivities. Thought I’d supply a better picture, than the day provided us.

Love our Eastern Shore.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Sometimes to get through the winter I scan through my photos of summertime. Like this one. Sunset over the bay with a warm summer breeze on the balcony. It almost takes me back to the moment. Like hearing an old song and remembering a car full of your friends at 16 singing along.

Moments of sound, smell, visual that trigger those flashbacks that almost overwhelm you or at least give you pause. From a smile to the hair standing up on your neck. From a warm feeling of contentment to deeply emotional thought to a time gone by that might stick in your head for a whole day. Ain’t life great.

Of course not every memory triggered is a good one. I used to spend a lot of time asking why to some of these events. Sort of like the gritting of teeth but in the brain. And then one day the answer came. It’s so you can appreciate the good, special and meaningful moments and hopefully stack up more of them than bad.


Random Thoughts of the Day

My sister in-law does wonderful work for nothing other that making a better life for cats. I love that she is all action in saving many feline lives. My hat is off to her.

Wishing a wonderful father in-law a Happy Birthday. And also one of my best friends wife who we affectionately call the “1st Lady”. It’s interesting how people around me get older each year and I stay the same age.

If those in power don’t have compassion, then they should not be in power.

Working on a care package for a good friend feels good.

I was a young man in the 1960’s. Now I’m in my 60’s and not much has changed and everything has changed.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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