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Autumn

Reading the news and following a certain national security and international relations expert’s tweets made me think … about how we tend to think we just leave everything to the higher-ups or the government or the system or the world order, etc. But realising – common citizen, the ones who feel have no power – you and me – we are what we make the world to be. Maintenance of peace means to sometimes having to fight for that right that every human being has – to live in peace – fostering peace sometimes entails having to defend ourselves against predatory aggressive power mongers who thinks nothing of using violence to achieve their evil delusional dream of conquest and rule. Sometimes while we go about our daily lives not caring – your homeland can be … taken over and lo and behold, there’s war being waged.

Why are there bullies in this world? Why can’t we agree to disagree but still live in peace alongside each other with shared interest to preserve peace and order. We naïvely thought peace just happens with good intentions but … proven wrong. Sure you can claim to be a “Switzerland” or a Dove, but how does do you fly the precarious skies?

Democracy is not something we can take for granted. That’s been on my mind. Freedom to speak our minds and to share opinions- to have a debate that’s fair on matters that affects us.

Quietly … thinking. When that turns to non violent and responsible action – we can live in peace and harmony.

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Blessings

This precious water felt more valuable than any gold or trove of treasures- now more than ever – as California deals with yet another year – fourth consecutive year of drought.

What we need ? Native American rain dance? Praying for snowfalls- which means reversing or halting global warming… how?

A spirit of reverence, honoring our shared land, expressing our gratitude for being allowed to drink from this abundance. The day this dries up would be the end of our lives as we know it.

It’s a sacred place when our hearts dance and our breath deepens with a magical sense of … awe. Utter awe. This mountain.

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In View

The sight of this magnificent mountain again in view this time going Southbound, returning from Oregon to California. It is noted that from this facade, the mountain is how I remembered it from my prior 3-4 visits. It’s snow capped and … breathtaking!