Friday, January 05, 2007

A Real Fine Love...

It does exist, you know! It all depends on how one looks at 'it'. depends on the individual. It's all down to the 'nitty-gritty'!

I still love that band....'The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band'.

Years ago, I had the LP (and that is another story how I bought it!)... a few years later, I was wandering up and down Collins Street in Melbourne...(one of my sojourns away from Hinchinbrook Island), and as I wandered to the 'northern' end of Collins Street, en route to my hotel in Rathdowne Street, Carlton,( it could very well have been the southern, eastern, western side if I had a clue ( I still don' much for my navigation skills!)...but we will say it is the 'northern' end of Collins Street, Melbourne...I strolled into a second-hand record music store...and there...right in front of me was the 'Nitty Gritty Dirt Band' cassette! I've always been a 'child of the wild blue yonder' I bought it! Oh...yes...I do love 'Mr Bojangles'! And, I particularly loved the 'Nitty Gritty Dirt Band' version of it. They were aptly named, even if they became a 'Christain/Gospel Band'.. Yes...I still wish I was a 'beatnik' proud I would be of being so. Kerouac lives forever! The sorry part is, nobody acknowledges the fact of who I am! Someone a few months ago accused me of being 'eccentric' that's getting close! And I felt proud!

When you can see the light at the top of the stairs when there are no stairs...I think that is pretty good!

I have many dreams...some I toss away...some I hold on to. I open my eyes....and I hold on to the dreams that are part of my heart. They are the good ones.

I know in my heart...where I want to be...where I want to stay...and those who choose to stay with me will enjoy the ride!

Silly as it may sound or is this time of the year that brings out such thoughts, such emotions...silly...because every day, every moment is a new year. It is at this time of the year that so much pressure, so much emphasis is put upon every moment, every day. And we, us, the individual, is/are supposed to survive every crazy moment. If we don't perform...others say we are 'scrooges'....we are not. I'm not!

I, myself, am sick and tired of having to 'perform' for the pleasure of others. So...I don't.

This is who I am...if I have tears...they are mine...and they are allowed. So let me enjoy!

I have a lot of love in my life. It is mine to have. I don't allow myself to get tangled up with the bullshit. I walk away from it. That does not mean I am without love. It doesn't mean I don't know how to give the love. Whether I receive it doesn't matter. Giving is far better than receiving.

I am rambling, aren't I? But that is allowed...because this is my blog! ;)

Come...enjoy the fun of life...we get so bogged down in all the garbage...and we forget the goodness....we are's a new light...a new day...every day...and we are the best that life can bring to us...let's be part of it.

I the goodness of it all...and...I really am not the crazy one...maybe I am...that depends on which side of the coin you are looking!

You want to talk 'freedom' of the individual with's your chance! I believe in the 'individual'.

It is the right we have...every single one of us...the individual. Always hold on to and hang on to the individual who you are. There is only one of you. The world and those who pretend to live in it will always try to take it away from you. Don't let that happen. Be true to yourself. Stolen moments are fine...make sure those moments linger...and last forever.

Touch the's there always for you to reach! There are those who will tell you otherwise...tell them to *eff* off! Always...believe in yourself! Do you know why? Because you are the every moment you have!

There are those who don't like this attitude..stuff them...I say! As long as you believe in yourself, that is all that matters!

As I said, this is my 'blog'...and I am airing some of my it or lump it! I'm going to pour myself another wine and think more about this! I know I've not offended that is okay!


  1. "I'll have what she's having" as that wonderful line goes.

  2. are more than welcome,'s a glass of a good red! ;)

  3. I forgot to tell you...I'm having a great day/ of those unexpected, unplanned, great times...the stereo is doing what it's best at doing...and I'm doing what, really, I'm best at doing...enjoying life. :) May it continue!!!

  4. Well, as Mark Twain mused, “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” ;0)

  5. Anonymous5:42 AM

    Lee, let it hand out and enjoy the hell out of it. I like your free spirit.

  6. Your writing reminds me of a poet by the name of May Sarton who wrote journals of her life. If I recall, she wrote in a kind of stream of consciousness mode.

    Wine makes a good gift, doesn't it?

  7. Hi Mike, Steve and Dave...I did ramble on a bit, didn't I? ;) However, it was all in the name of fun. And a new day has dawned here and I'm up before the birds...almost! :)

    Now the cricket is over...I can get back to doing things, I should have been doing! If I can remember what they were! ;)

  8. Hey Lee, you go girl! I'm with you all the way.

    That song that's popular at the moment says it all:

    "Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair.
    I was born too late into a world that doesn't care.
    In 77 and 69, revolution was in the air.
    Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair!"

  9. Hey there Robyn...we should start our new revolution! Perhaps carrots in our hair? The flower thing has been done! ;)