Friday, December 9, 2016

Endless Moment to The Ultimate 2016 Challenge 
A lover celebrates his endless moment 
YouTube celebrates a successful 2016 


Endless Moment (Shakespearean sonnet) 

What was that endless moment lost in time
Perfection cast its scent upon the air
The world had sent a fairytale to climb
And everything of meaning was now there
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Sweet flowers in the meadows breathed a pause
As music of surrender thrills the breeze
The streams of dreams search heavens for a cause
As heartbeats race their passions to appease
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Arise arise from veils of golden mist
To crown the wave which rush through paradise
Those eyes those eyes which evermore have kissed
Will light the ways which whispered winds entice
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What was that special moment never through
Another memory I made with you


One more moment without end is echoed in this Shakespearean sonnet. In this sonnet the conflict (the third stanza) is not a problem, but an intensified mood. This was accomplished by the repetition in lines one and three and by having the repetitions rhyme. Thus the "conflict" was resolved, in the rhyming couplet, by returning to the calm. 

Another moment Arlene and I shared was around our fourth Anniversary. Arlene's mother was becoming a traveler. She wanted Arlene and me to join her and her sister on the Zephyr, train tour, from San Francisco to Chicago. She offered to cover more half of the expense. Arlene was dead set against it. A whole week with her mother and I had a reputation of drinking too much champagne with that aunt (another story). After several weeks and some shopping sprees, We told her mother yes. This was almost 40 years ago, but I highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys taking in the sights. The entire trip took almost 4 days. The scenery was spectacular from our tiny, yet comfortable sleeping quarters but indescribable from the observation car. It was a movie that had no end and one didn't want it to end. It couldn't be real, yet there it was. We saw the Rocky Mountains like never before.  There were lakes and rivers and forests and plains. Endless, unbelievable plains. And witnessing the unbelievable with the unbelievable in my arms... I can't speak highly enough about the Zephyr crew. If one needed anything they were always right there. Speak of right there, we saw very little of Arlene's mother and Aunt. We had dinner with them once. Funny. with all of Arlene's shopping sprees. we could have paid for this whole trip (just exaggerating). Funnier still, I had heard so much about Chicago's hot dogs, that's all I ate while there. Funnier still, my champagne reputation with Arlene's aunt would surface on the air trip back home. 

I enjoyed the "great outdoors". Arlene's father could get lost in the wonders of his garden. Peter and Robin (my kids) were fascinated by seeds and seedlings. The point is nature is all around us. It has many, many levels. Enough levels to hold the marvel, fascination, imagination of everyone on this planet. Who am I who say that hiking in the Grand Canyon is greater than successfully growing something from a seed. That sounds ridiculous, until one reflects. I am not creating anything. I am just taking things in. Difficult? Sure. But so is patience. And there is another truth. We are all different. Nature is so grand that it holds something just for us, at our level (and no level is higher or lower than any other level). So it should be for all things. So find that part of mature that is made for you. And as you take it in remember, "I am me". and Enjoy. 


What about love, you ask: Sebastian Lightfoot "Lovers song Romantic Moments" 

Another year is almost over 


YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steven Chen, and Jawed Karim. They registered the domain name in February 2005. It was officially launched in December of that year. To celebrate 11 successful years of operation, YouTube gather 200 of its star contributors. They filmed in 18 counties to create 2016's rewind. 
Are we ready for this? "YouTube Rewind: The Ultimate 2016 Challenge | #YouTubeRewind" 


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20 comments:

  1. Wonderful read Martin. most enjoyable on this cold and damp December morning.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you for this warm compliment
      Happy to know it brought some sunshine

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  2. Nature is grand indeed, but I'll watch from afar. Bugs and the like are not for me lol

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    1. I know what you mean. (wasps) Still nature holds something special just for you.
      Thank you

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  3. Hello, wonderful poem. I can only imagine seeing the Rockies from a train. Lovely views. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you. I'm happy you enjoyed the poem.
      Zephyr Rocky Mountain videos are available

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  4. Sand and water are my Nature. ha.
    Lisa

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    1. I bet you love where a river meets the ocean.
      Thank you for the share

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  5. Nature is a gift. My memories of Antartica as something I hug to myself on dark days.

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    1. You where in Antarctica!? I'm impressed
      Thank you for the insight

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  6. This is really romantic!! And I enjoyed the backstory too!

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    1. Thank you
      So glad that I brought you some delight

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  7. It sounds like a wonderful moment and a wonderful trip. The poem is full of wonder.

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    1. Maybe one day...
      Thank you for stopping by

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  8. Each has their own garden to attend, some are happy with a simple seed in their backyard, others need to plant seeds in the universe and other are happy being Johnny Appleseed planting seeds wherever they go, but hey what do I know?

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    1. Exactly. And what is a wonder: Nature can and will meet all their needs.
      (if only we were like that...)
      You know a lot

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  9. Seems you had a trip to remember - always to have good memories.

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    1. It was a great experience.
      You're speaking as one who knows and shares
      Thank you and may your memories always be bright

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  10. what a beautiful poem .i loved it so much .
    moments are bricks who make the huge walls of time and in these huge wall some bricks are GOLDEN to captivate our soul .
    i am glad you had such wonderful time with your wife and your kids that makes you smile and make you feel so BLESSED often .
    like alwyas your video hold me

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    1. Thank you for the compliment and the warm thoughts.
      Glad you stopped by and had a good time.
      ...and glad you left a comment

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