BEING A STRANGER IN NEW PLACES

Being a stranger in new places

Geographies unknown, new faces,

Foreign and ever-changing…

Travel makes for adventures

A challenge to get by

To prove value, believe and to try.

Running to new counties,

So geographically

Beauteous and varied

Can they guess how I cared, or am I scared?

What do I prove with my mate

Moving, trying, striving so hard

To tell each we can survive?

We explore new places with strange faces

Various customs, cultures

New languages, historical places.

Love is the answer, amazing is the lesson

So many souls surviving, striving, learning

Getting through the maze of seasons.

Exploring the human condition

with a story, a meal, music, glances

Artist creations,a poem by any chances?

Being a stranger in new places

Geographies unknown, new faces,

Foreign and ever-changing…

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Quotes I like regarding women, education, etc.

“The highest result of education is tolerance” by Helen Keller

“Sit down and read and prepare yourself for the coming conflicts” by Mother Jones

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think” by Margaret Mead

“A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract a man she will share it with” by Ellen Barrier

“When you absolutely positively have to know, ask a librarian” American Library Asociation

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Resolutions

The new year 2015 is now upon us, it is January 5th. Today was a really busy business day with political persons being appointed and inaugurated into office, new laws were in effect, and the start of economic statistics and new tax rolls were initiated. Personally my bank account was busy with withdrawalstroll in the snow in the redwoodss, mortgage payments and Christmas visa bills paid. I walked, shopped, enjoyed a Japanese lunch with Tim my husband, and prepared a delicious crab sandwich with locally baked fresh bread for dinner. Yesterday we spent time with son Andrew, Clare, and their children Walter and Olive. I have a full life and am glad I am well.

My resolutions are similar every year: 1. Live well. 2. Exercise regularly. 3. Help others. 4. Make a difference. 5. Write regularly. I resist making goals but sometimes they keep a person on track and focused. This is a picture of the Redwoods near where I live.