In Remembrance of Salvador Dali

Today is the anniversary of the date on which Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali passed away (January 23, 1989). He was renown for his precise draftsmanship, technical skill, and the bizarre, striking images that came from his imagination. He is also known for his work on a Disney film begun in 1945 and not released until 2003, Destino:

My take is that it is worth the almost six and a half minutes to see the work of this world famous artist. It is very different.

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Learning To Not Be Anxious

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Learning To Not Be Anxious
by Michael Doyle

Tossing and turning without sleep
Filled with thoughts that won't keep
This world is filled with complexity
Enough to fill our hearts with anxiety

The restlessness of what we must endure
For all these trepidations there is a cure
There is no failure; nor is there duplicity
But there is a need to overcome this anxiety

Rejoice then in the Lord forever and always
We must be anxious for nothing in our days
Letting God keeping our minds on the good
These practical passages need to be understood

The chaos of our times raise so very high
There are enough troubles to make us cry
The reasons with certainty are solidly real
But belief and faith in God will prevail

Worrying about these things brings more harm
This is the truth even when life loses its charm
God's pure ministry is full of truth and hope
With it, we can at last learn how to cope

Troubles will be present but need not be a prison
These are magnified only if kept focused in prism
It does us very little good to ruminate
Instead meditate on the Lord and become sedate

Peter learned to walk through the storms of Galilee
Keeping his eyes focused on Jesus, his soul was free
The paper and the radio tell us to keep in fear
But hasn't God kept us safe in life, year after year?

God is the door opened by the King of all Kings
His mercy given makes him the master of all things
Bringing comfort in all causes held in despair
The bringer of comfort found in our daily prayer

Having confidence in all that we quietly pray
Contending with whatever has passed in our day
Through the valley of the shadow of death making our way
Rejoice in overcoming regardless of what others say

Thankful in our prayers and earnest supplication
Giving over to God all cares found in appreciation
Counting our blessings we life our voices in praise
Being grateful for all of our many blessed days

(c) January 23, 2022 Michael Doyle
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Thought For the Day: Faith Is Not the Belief That God Will Do What You Want. It Is the Belief That God Will Do What Is Right

“Faith Is Not the Belief That God Will Do What You Want. It Is the Belief That God Will Do What Is Right.” – Max Lucado

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First Principles: Meditate On These Things

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” – Philippians 4:8  

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The Paths Ahead

The Forest of Mystical Dreams - Paths Where  True Hearts Lead

The Paths Ahead
by Pure Love and Michael Romani

So many roads yet to be taken
So many choices yet to be given
The path stretches out before
With life yet for us to explore

There is a magic in the more
When we open up the door
There are smiles yet to share
Moments spent with love and care

Our imaginations take us there
Living with hope and not in fear
There are dreams yet to dream
Peacefully walking along the stream

The future is ours yet to see
Believed as lived into reality
Songs sung played in melody
Until at last it’s a rhapsody

Of a life lived spent in happiness
Holding on to what brings us bliss
We find peace in sun filled days
Having explored paths along our ways

(c) January 21, 2022 Pure Love and Michael Romani
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Octopussy goes Cuba Winter 2021-Blue Maccaw Path

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Thought For the Day: Fear and Doubt Is Not A Good Thought Process Because This Is A Time For Tremendous Hope and Joy and Optimism and Action

“Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism and action. But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune-tellers. … They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the ’70s, and an end of oil in the 1990s. These alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform, and control every aspect of our lives.”

“We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country, or eradicate our Liberty. America will always be the proud, strong, and unyielding bastion of freedom.” – Donald Trump

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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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Spring Lovers’ Moon (Haiku)

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Spring Lovers’ Moon (Haiku)
by Pure Love and Michael Romani

Observing nature’s quiet
Lovers embrace after storm
Spring’s moon brings its light

January 21, 2022 Pure Love and Michael Romani
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The Outer Garden 2022 - Promises Made
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Thought For the Day: We Didn’t Love Freedom Enough. And Even More – We Had No Awareness of the Real Situation…We Purely and Simply Deserved Everything That Happened Afterward

“We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more — we had no awareness of the real situation… We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” – Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

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First Principles: The Injury Which May Possibly Be Done By Defeating A Few Good Laws, Will Be Amply Compensated By the Advantage of Preventing A Number of Bad Ones

The injury which may possibly be done by defeating a few good laws, will be amply compensated by the advantage of preventing a number of bad ones.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)

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