THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Coming and going

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I’m smiling because the workweek from the job that pays the bills is over and the music is pumping through my veins. Yes, a storm is coming later today weather-wise, but that doesn’t bother me today.

Hard to see him waving with that black glove but he is. Photo by Mike Hartley

It’s time to raise a little hell and have a little fun. Even though my body keeps reminding me I’m no teenager anymore, I still think like one every once in a while, and it’s liberating as shit. Be it turning traction control off and leveling the rear tires to dancing out the front door and maybe playing air guitar and duck walking all the way to the mailbox to retrieve the mail.

Maybe ignoring a yard chore like putting down the fall treatment like I did yesterday and rescheduling it. Maybe thinking creatively without all the experiences, judgments, and standards developed over decades influencing it. Maybe ignoring political correctness and laughing at things that are just plain funny.

Maybe I’ll ride again someday. Photo by Mike Hartley

I’ll drift into my early years for a few minutes here and there but mostly I live in the reality of the moment. But going back reminds me of a sense of freedom, spirit, wonderment, and exhilaration that makes me feel alive.

Tomorrow my 3-year-old granddaughter arrives to make me feel even younger and more alive.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Each time a family member or friend recovers from covid I pause and give thanks.
  • I have to hook up my old sound system someday soon.
  • I always like that more robust and more powerful hug that I give and receive when seeing friends when too much time has passed between seeing each other.
  • It’s a Doobie Brothers afternoon.

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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