Thursday, December 29, 2016

Let's Dream to Electric Cars Aren't As Green As You Think 
Lovers shut window to the world to learn the truth of their dreams 
Electric cars - good or bad - learn the truth 


Let’s Dream (Shakespearean sonnet) 

Let’s dim the old distracting lights awhile
Those flares that dare to bare another’s glare
To minds which search to find their own affair
And be the reason for a lover’s smile
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Let’s drape those windows of the world with shade
From lies disguised to buy their prize of youth
To gentle lips whose whispers press the truth
And follow fragrant scents which they have made
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Let’s close our eyes awhile to set us free
From fashioned passion rationed at some store
To hearts which hold a heaven to explore
Our glare of youth restored by you and me
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Those flares from lies which fashioned other’s day
They will not stay the day when dreamers play 


Word Wizardry waltzes with lovers' dreams in this Shakespearean sonnet. What is Word Wizardry? It is a ply or command of words that rhyme or sound alike within a rhyme. Usually within a single line. A play of sounds can also be Word Wizardry, In this sonnet it happens in the second lines of the quatrains. 

There we were. I had lost my wavy hair. I can't remember when Arlene stopped aging. She was as young as "I can't remember when". I do remember that Arlene had great legs. It must have been all that dancing, In our forties and feeling every day of twenty-five. (Our social successes made us young again,) As we danced out in our garden,we recalled thinking and sharing how other warned us, we can't do this and we wan't do that. I also remember our neighbors joining us in dancing in their own yards. A metaphor of what was going on at the parties Arlene and I were throwing for the Lodge. After our neighbors realized that it was okay to dance in one's own backyard, Arlene and I would spot them there, from time to time. The same was true with our parties. Once others saw the success we were enjoying. they would adopt our ideas. Better yet, and more complimentary, others would build on our ideas. There we were. In each other's arms. enjoying the life we had fashioned together. 

And here we are. The truth of it is, we have all touched upon it. "Those people" trying to tell us what we can and cannot do. We all have come in contact with those who "march to the beat of their own drum." Who knows, behind our own windows per chance we do too. But the mob keeps singing, "You can't." "This is fun," "This is in fashion." We're all doing this." Many give in and so the mob is born. Perhaps we all give in from time to time. After all, who can pass up on a "good deal"? And sports... Who doesn't have a favorite team. And in today's modern world, with so many voices working on us, so many distractions, there is this something calling to us. A lover. A friend. A memory. We are all unique individuals. Our challenge is to be true to ourselves. To be all that we can be. To bear the fruit that only we can can bring. And in the richness of our season we may proudly say, "Enjoy." 


Talk about enjoying, let's join Joe: Joe Satriani "Flying in a Blue Dream" 

Electric cars - Good for the environment, Right 


In 1891, William Morrison of Des Moines, Iowa builds the first successful electric automobile in the United States. At the beginning of the 21st century, interest in electric and other alternative fuel vehicles has increased due to growing concern over the problems associated with hydrocarbon-fueled vehicles, including damage to the environment caused by their emissions, and the sustainability of the current hydrocarbon-based transportation infrastructure as well as improvements in electric vehicle technology. So electric cars are good for the environment? Think again. Adam Conover, of Adam Ruins Everything, gives us a few extra things to think about. 
I wonder why "they" didn't tell us this? "Electric Cars Aren't As Green As You Think" 

 

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However much I might try to expound 
or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, 
I am ashamed of my explanations... 
Love alone can explain the mysteries of love 
and lovers. 
Rumi

 

18 comments:

  1. Let's dream how we want to dream..either by electric or candle light - wishing you a happy New Year

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    1. Thank you for leaving this though, so poetically put.
      Happy New Year to you

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  2. Pfffft to such a mob is all I say. I do things they say I can't and be on my way.

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    1. Well said comes the ringing from Pat's head.
      Thank you
      Happy New year too

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  3. Don't let others lead your dreams, though we often let people stall them.
    Lisa

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    1. Well said. (this can work both ways)
      Thank you for all you do
      May 2017 bring more (good)

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  4. Can't and its incestuous cousin shouldn't are some of the saddest words. And given too much power.

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    1. The only power these words should have is to motivate us to prove them wrong.
      Thank you
      Looking forward

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  5. What a lovely poem. I am glad you and Arlene danced to the beat of your own drum and inspired others to do the same...

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    1. Thank you for the good feelings
      May 2017 open more doors

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  6. We do what we want to do and enjoy.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. Then you are blessed. (Some people are trapped)
      Dream on and thank you

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  7. Those flares from lies which fashioned other’s day
    They will not stay the day when dreamers play

    These dreams will only set upon when one wants to and last for those fleeting seconds only!

    Hank

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    1. ...or make them part of nature.
      Thank you for bringing this out

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  8. Wonderful poem which I read with interest.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you for the good feelings.
      I hope this brought you some joy

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  9. Hello, lovely poem! I would not others stop me from doing what I loved. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend. I wish you all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!

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    1. And when you enjoy, you spread some of your joy.
      Thank you for the joy you send me
      Happy New Year

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