Friday, January 07, 2011

ice , snow.. and just plain cold

went for a drive the other night.. the snow sparkled like diamonds. tried to take a photo of it.. but only came up with this.. does not sparkle..but that is ok.. not all things that sparkle are good things.. pretty to look out at.. not to pretty when one is out and about in it.. The roads are so icy here, and me with two bald rear tires.. ya.. I like to live on the edge.. NOT.. I don't like being cold either.. but where do I live? in the most coldest territory ever.. so who's fault is that ?
Could blame it on my parents.. after all they are the ones who had me here..  its their fault that I fell in love with this  state.. right ?
Blame.. where we put blame.. we sure don't put it where it belongs that is for sure.. we blame religion for not going along with what we want or don't want as a life style. .. we blame the government for the mess in which we find ourselves in.. in which to be honest. I do blame the government for a lot of things.. but is that really right ? is it "their" fault.. or does the blame really sit at our own door?
we have all heard the saying.. Don't look back at the past.. for the past is gone.. don't look towards the future for its not here yet.. only look at the present.. I have said that so many times.. have heard it so many times.. and so many times I have believed it to be true.. until now.
One has to look to the past.. for its in the past that we learn from the mistakes we make.
One has to look to the future.. for that is where we are heading.. and what we do today.. makes the path for the future. and if one only looks to the present day.. one will find themselves a little stagnant. I think.. a little selfish.. a little self absorbed.. and that is where the problem really lies I believe. self absorbed..
no matter what might be the main drive.. could be money. sex. freedom, most will do what it takes to get what they want.. and if that means changing their beliefs, so be it.. as long as they get what they want does not matter if its wrong.. or not.. its "their" life.. and will live it as "they" see fit.. Period.
the majority of the world has this type of thinking.
Morals have been shredded..Respect has been put on a shelf.. what does one have without morals or respect.. given or received.. destruction... that is what one has.   
within as well ...yep within.. have you ever wondered about the soul?.. if its true..( in which I believe that it is. ) Our soul lives for ever.. FOREVER.. that means for all of eternity.. do we respect our soul? do we allow our soul to live within the morals of life ? something to think about .. for if we continue to be so self absorbed in material or "flesh" needs, .. what paths are we clearing for "our" eternity ?

Maybe, just maybe we should start looking at a bigger picture here.. when it comes to our way of living..
rather humbling once you think about it... ok.. off the soap box.. for now.

for those of you who are freezing.. keep the faith.. the snow queen's dance will soon be over..
or so I keep telling my self.. "smile".
soft "warm" hugs


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  1. Hi Hope,
    Well said, thanks for posting. If I haven't already wished you a happy and blessed 2011, I do so now. Hugs - Nita

  2. Like ice crystals faith can seem a fragile thing however the power of faith isn't in group salvation or social justice it's in ourselves and even in our mouth that the power of it is found. I think of a song I like that says: "...I used to try and change the world but now I change a little more myself..." I've really tried to take this to heart. There is a bigger picture and more than just past, present or future...I believe that when these all unit God will still be found true and every man a liar. Bless you Hope!

  3. Beautiful Hope, thanks for posting this.

  4. Hi Hope, very nice pictures. Good to see you posting again. Have a nice weekend!

  5. Beautifully and thoughtfully written Hope.
    Beautiful photographs also.
    Have a wonderful weekend.


  6. I'm loving the music...and the pictures are really special...

  7. A great post, Hope - and so true. It's so easy to not keep the (really) BIG picture in mind in our daily lives. Thanks for getting on your soapbox - next time shout it from the rooftop !

    And lovely images here - there is beauty in every season and winter has its share.

  8. Luuuuffff the crystals thanks for sharing all the beauty that's around you. And yea warm hugs back at ya. Dagmar

  9. Hey, Hope :) I'm on the catching up blog walk today and I have to say, I for one loved your very grounded rant about the state of the world and this country today. I couldn't agree more. I could go on for a MAJOR blog right here in your comment section, but, bless your heart, I won't ;)
    So, I'll let it be with just one part of an old song..."and let it begin with me". Good one.

  10. How stunning Hope..
    Wishing you all the best in this New Year.. Keep that camera by your side. I wish I could say the same.
    Have a beautiful day.:)

  11. Gorgeous snow crystals! Wowee!!

  12. Oh those elusive snow sparkles, I have been trying to get them also. They may just be for the eyes and not the camera. Snow I love it and we are always snug and warm in the log house. Would love to stay the whole winter but hubby gets bored with nothing to do so we head south. Enjoy those beautiful chrystals as they won't last forever. Hugs Carrie

  13. Hello Hope!
    Looks like we have been sharing the same kind of weather, its been freezing out here, -30c wind chills, terribly slippery roads, etc. Today we are going to warm up to something a little more acceptable. Keep warm, glad your posting...

  14. It's weird how the world seems to become worse each day. Human beings treat each other with unimaginable cruelty. There is a joke in our family about not letting me watch the news because sometimes I cry. I can't help it.

    I love this blog entry because you are able too express in words what I express in tears. Your words have magic, Hope.

    By the way, I loved the picture of ice. You made the cold feel beautiful.


  15. Oh Hope you go to the core with your words. Beautiful. And the pics are amazing. Happy weekend.
    Hugs D.


I delight in reading your comments, the warmth you leave me with and the smiles to great each day.. thank you.. soft hugs always Hope