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Symphony of Clouds

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I miss looking up as often as I did earlier in life. Been a very long time since I laid on the hood of the car and just watched the clouds or stars roll through the sky.

Over The Bay (is there any other Bay?) Photo by Mike Hartley

I didn’t make much use of my hammock the last two years also. Now that is something that I can correct. As far as cars, you don’t want to be on any part of that molded plastic and thin metal of today’s production models.

(Describe your most ideal day from beginning to end) is the WordPress writing prompt for the day. So here we go.

Waking rested before sunrise in my better half’s arms and feeling young. A walk on the beach watching the sunrise. Back for bacon and eggs, watching my children and their children wake with joy and laughter. All out to the beach for a few hours and then the pool for a few hours. Watching the sunset during family dinner overlooking the bay eating the best crabcake in Maryland, a petite fillet, and maybe a lobster tail. A walk on the beach with the family after dinner. Late-night cruise on the warm summer night with the top down. Pull into the local ice cream/soda fountain and discover my best friends are there. We cruise and then just hang outside by a firepit raising hell and laughing till 3 or 4 am.

Above is my selfish ideal day. If I were to have an ideal day it would be the world was finally at peace, and all the defense money could be spent on curing cancer and heart disease, and many other nasty illnesses. That people weren’t hungry. That there were no killings of any type. That our intellect was put towards solving issues of sustaining this earth, food, and water supplies. That living without anger or prejudice was possible. – Hell, what am I thinking? We’ve had our chances, and we blew them.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • When you still work and lose track of what day it is your working too hard. When you are retired and lose track of what day it is you’re not busy enough.
  • Neighbors can make or break a neighborhood.
  • If you run into limitations early in life, sometimes later in life new ones are easier to deal with.
  • Having a productive day feels good.

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.

One thought on “Symphony of Clouds

  1. Fabulous photo

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