As We Contemplate Some Peace and Freedom

20160911_082858The water ever so calm

My Thoughts so clear

The seagulls breeze by spanning their wings

Free at Last!

The boats idle in the wake

The buoy is left behind as the engines roar pass them in total excitement, into the open sea, its vastness, in infinite directions.

Ah, Freedom!

The coconut trees stand overlooking the water , as if they were guarding their territory with such pride, knowing that where they stand is such a divine place for they know the greatness of their being, their nature.

The sun glitters on the water in the horizon.

Its warmth illuminates my being.

You can almost hear it sizzle on the water while a bird crows in the background, reaching out to its fellow mates as they are all too thrilled, and respond back.

Oh yes, free to communicate to one another in their language. Free, to express in a song.

A fish flies out of the water in total joy as it swiftly dives in and wanders on.

The flight!

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A breeze begins to blow past my face as I hear the branches of the palm trees briskly brush up against each other.

The smell of the air

The peace!

Serenity

Early Sunday morning in Miami Beach.

Out for some morning exercise.

Surrounding me, peace and tranquility.

You can hear but the wind faintly rustle against my ear.

The morning breeze and coolness make for such a pleasant summer moment.

Seagulls aimlessly wander about, ever so often.

The smell of the ocean, and its salt.

The sun has risen from beyond the abyss while it meander’s behind some clouds, it tries to poke its great round eye out.

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A few spectators watch while they capture the morning serenity and soak in the water while they take it all in.

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The equipment awaits me.

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I couldn’t ask for a more perfect start to my day.

 

 

 

Horse Country

Welcome to Horse Country!

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Horse Country

An area in Miami that many may not be aware that even exists.  It’s not really known, for it is in the outskirts of the city.  It is not an area tourists would pay to take a tour of yet may like to know that not everything is along the East of Highway US 1.  Miami is not only buildings and night life it too has some country living in the suburbs.  As the city continues to grow, peace and relaxation can still be found, you just need to know where to go.  Among all the hustle and bustle horses wander among the green acres not dominated by urban sprawl.  It is nice to take a drive through here when you want to change your mind a bit and breathe a bit of air.

There are horse farms, lamas, chickens, cattle and landscape nurseries all surrounded by a residential area and churches. Not to mention that yearly the Oktoberfest is celebrated in this neck of the woods.

Whenever you are in the mood to take a drive away from the city and maybe are heading down South to the Keys, swing by and see what else there is to see in Miami.

Love: A Father’s Eternal Passage

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The Love of a Father, which always kindles inside.  The love that will NEVER die, for it is eternal.

When you wish to feel my presence, just listen to the music of the masters.  You will feel me here for you know that music is my passion. Find the time to share your ideas.  Create for it is why we are here.  You SHALL find an abundance of love if you follow your passion.

I may not have always known how to express my love except for the only way I knew how.  Remember my nagging and whining for it is the way I knew how to express my love, my concerns and how I hoped you would hear me.

I left you with tools on how to survive.  This is what a father does, right?  I taught you to walk so you would know the way.

It is my duty to start you on your path, life’s journey.  This is what I know to do.

Forgive me if I lost each other at times but my work was essential and so I was tired.  I have only been a parent once in my life.  I guess I did the best I could.

Teach my grandchildren that there is nothing greater in life than love.  It is ALL you will take with you and not the material things.

Therefore, plant your seed and blossom for this you need to thrive.  It is the temple within you!

Remember to water along the way for strength, is sure to follow.

Share your journey along the way, it is I which WILL lead you, my light has not burned out.

Listen to your heart for I shall continue to grow with you here.  My physical being may not be here but my soul definitely continues to glow.

Listen to the music for you shall always find me here.

So, I leave you now but remember time does not exist.  Soon one day we shall be together for the light in front of me glows with glory!

We do what we think is best. We do as our parents would want for us to do.  Remember, we are human and we will wander into our destiny’s path, which is what we came to fulfill.  Life is difficult yet if we listen then we will always understand why and what we each came here for, after all each journey is different and we are here to learn from each other.  Our existence here is but a flash before our eyes, so make the best of it.  Your light within your heart will always glimmer, this is the eternal love a father leaves us with.  The light which will never burn.  As we continue in our life’s path remember, one day you too will leave your light behind to continue glowing. So set a good example of love so that we may all learn from this.

“My father is an angel that will always live on.  His souls existence continues to carry the light.  The light which he instilled in me.  The kindness, gentleness and unconditional love towards all of LIFE.  May God bless you always!” 

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To my father and all fathers, Happy Fathers Day!

Reflections

Reflections is not only what we see on the outside, when we see our reflection in the water or in a mirror, but how we see ourselves on the inside.  When we look at ourselves, what do we portray to others?  Are we transparent?  Can others really see who we truly are, what we are about and what matters?  What do we want to reflect to the world?  Time distinguishes what we see on the outside yet, inner beauty is what glows brighter every time we light our lamp.  This is our spiritual reflection, our true beauty.  These children, in their youth, see their beautiful reflections in the water and are intrigued by their own image.  As Sri Ramakrishna once said, ” you will be like a lotus opening in the rays of the morning sun”. Meaning, that the lotus doesn’t ask, “where are the bees?” The bees are looking for the lotus.  Inwardly, we are all looking for this beauty.  For the love that grows with time.  The love we find in the second half of life.  This is the reflection I want to be seen and understood.

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IMG_3368An architectural note:  This plaza provides a sense of being.  A place where we can all have fun without a care in the world but just being children.  Architecture is not just about buildings but it is creating space and harmony.  Here the people become the structure that supports how this plaza shall be used.  We are the temple!