In My Life: Judy Collins  

Posted May 21, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

Isn’t Life Strange: Moody Blues 

Posted May 21, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

Forever Young: Bob Dylan

Posted May 21, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth): George Harrison 

Posted May 21, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

Posted May 21, 2022 by katry
Categories: photo

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Posted May 21, 2022 by katry
Categories: Musings

The morning is overcast and is still holding a bit of the evening damp. The fog hasn’t yet burned away. Heat will be here later. 77˚ is the predicted high. I have no real plans for the day. My laundry is finally done, but I haven’t yet gone to the dump. I’m saving that for later, maybe even tomorrow.

This summer I will be seventy-five, yup, you read that right, seventy-five, three quarters of a century. What I find strange is my mind doesn’t recognize seventy-five. I do forget things, but they somehow jump back into my head later. It is my body which reflects my age. I used to carry 50 pound bags of cat litter into the house and upstairs. Now I struggle with 12 pound bags of dog food. I drag the bags from the car into the kitchen. My back aches. I groan a lot.

When I was a kid, I couldn’t have dreamed this life I have been lucky enough to live. I always knew even back then I’d travel. The count is 32 countries. There is still travel in me. I want one more trip to Ghana. I just have to save all that money. Spam, here I come.

The two years I spent in the Peace Corps were more than I ever could have imagined. I loved every day. Africa is the most amazing place. Ghanaians are amazing people, warm and loving. My friend tells the story of one trip when his moto (motorcycle) quit working far from home. A truck driver stopped and offered to help. He loaded the moto on the truck and drove it and my friend home. Once, when I was market shopping, the rain started. I just kept shopping. When I finished, I went to where I had parked my moto, and it was gone. I could hear someone calling. I looked and it was one of the police guarding the bank. He was standing beside my moto. The police had carried it there so it wouldn’t get wet. Ghanaians are amazing people.

After Ghana, I worked in the same high school for 33 years, the one from which I graduated. I didn’t love my job every day, but I loved my kids, especially the ones who visited my office often. I wanted them to be the best they could become. They weren’t going to get away from me. I was like a dog holding on to pant legs. I favored my frequent fliers even to the point where I was criticized. I didn’t care. I knew these kids were so worth my time, attention and my love. When they graduated, I was proud for them, for what they had chosen to become.

I have been retired for almost eighteen years. I’m living the good life.

Isn’t it Quiet and Cold: Gentle Giant

Posted May 20, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

The Sound of Silence: Simon and Garfunkel 

Posted May 20, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

Quiet Nights: Diane Krall

Posted May 20, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video

Quiet Village: Martin Denny  

Posted May 20, 2022 by katry
Categories: Video


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