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Friday, July 22, 2016

To Sing







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It is right that we should always remember that there are other worlds to sing in.





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I appreciate your visit.
Riverwatch









Sunday, July 17, 2016

If At First You Don't Succeed







Repost: just a reminder


Do you find yourself saying the things your mother said to you when you were young? Photo: Fotolia / Julia - Fotolia
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One of my sons came to visit, his smart phone in his hand.

"Here, Mom,  I have to show you something your one and only daughter posted on facebook."


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Oh, my gosh!  I am so pleased!

"Oh, my gosh", I blurt out.  "I am 71 and my daughter finally gets it!"

"Mom!" he replies in a shocked voice.  "This is not about you!  You are history!  This is about HER daughter who just quit college.  You are history."

O M G!!  He said that to me while I am still living!

I am 71 and I am history.

Living History.


Oh My Gosh,  I'm beginning to sound like Hillary.



Cheerio,
thanks for the wave,
Riverwatch









Monday, July 4, 2016

Hidden Wealth. Happy 4th of July!




Hidden Wealth


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The Hidden Wealth of Poverty:


a sense of humor


a clearly marked path to become a non-conformist


the freedom to become an eccentric if we chose
and the joy of understanding other eccentrics


sensual....sensual......sensuality


an ability to make do

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Could the appearance of 
changes in our thinking in old age be in
any way linked to our new  poverty......
or for some of us, a continuance of our
poverty?


Just wondering, 
and so glad you came to visit,

Riverwatch



       
















Sunday, July 3, 2016

Jewel of Diversity Is Our World





The World, Jewel of Diversity

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Pope Francis: 'You cannot make fun of the faith of others'

"There are so many people who speak badly about religions or other religions, who make fun of them, who make a game out of the religions of others,” he said.  They are provocateurs. And what happens to them is what would happen to Dr Gasparri if he says a curse word against my mother. There is a limit.”





I love this Pope.
I am not Catholic, but I love him.  I am emotionally strengthened by many of his actions and his words.
Of course I do not believe everything he says.  After all, I am a Protestant.  
Then again, I don't believe everything any human says, and I disbelieve myself from time to time!    
                                                                                                                                                           
But I do believe in free speech, I demand it!
Even for you.
And I believe sometimes it is so important to express your truth that paying the price, the fall-out, is just the cost of "free" speech.
I have paid the price sometimes!  Perchance you have also.

But in a world gone mad, is it not more important to be sane, than to be "funny", even if comedy is a way of expressing deep-seated hurt or fear?
Is it not more important to thoughtfully consider the cost, the fall-out to other people, not just one's self?

I, Riverwatch, needed to hear the Pope's words.

I myself need reminded that there are limits.

Yes, violence begets violence,
.........and reactions can become chain reactions,
............... and I am horrified at the escalations.
                                                                                                                                       
Still and all, there is a limit to free speech, free expression.

Speech itself is a priviledge.

Handle with care.

Or as my mom  said to me, "For god's sake, shut up!"

     

I'm still working on that, old age notwithstanding!


Thank you for your kind visit.
Riverwatch