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Song Lyric Sunday

Today’s Song Lyric Sunday theme is gambling/risk, brought to you by Helen, at

In Trust the Timing, I write about my fear of falling in love again when my high school sweetheart comes back after 39 years.  It was a gamble. I’d learned that people are on their best behavior when we’re just getting to know them (even for the second time), and the infatuation stage of romance had clouded my judgement in the past. As I started leaning toward taking one more chance on love,  I sang the song, “Desperado” to myself,  changing the words a little, like replacing queen of hearts with king of hearts, and “things that are pleasing you” with “fears that are teasing you.”

Desperado was written in 1973 by Don Henley and Glenn Lewis Frey. I originally wanted to share the Eagles version, but I do love Linda Ronstadt’s voice in this beautiful video.


The following is from AZ Lyrics

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin’ you
Can hurt you somehow

Don’t you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She’ll beat you if she’s able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can’t get

Desperado, oh, you ain’t gettin’ no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that’s just some people talkin’
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine
It’s hard to tell the night time from the day
You’re losin’ all your highs and lows
Ain’t it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin’, but there’s a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you (let somebody love you)
You better let somebody love you before it’s too late


Good News Tuesday: Rescuing Abandoned Babies in Tanzania

A couple in their 60s started this rescue center for babies abandoned in Tanzania. This video brought tears to my eyes. First sad tears, then happy ones with plenty of smiles.

I first discovered this on Mary Aalgaard’s We Are the World post.

I know my recent good news stories seem to be all about babies and animals. That’s what tugs at my heart lately.

Got good news?  Please share in the comments! It can be global, local, or personal.

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My family has…

Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” (Osho)

Sacred Touches

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**Painting is “Golden Tears” by Gustav Klimt

My daughter and her family have been in town since last Wednesday. It was the first time we had spent a good amount of time with them in months, and we had a very good time together as always. But it is very sad when they have to leave which they did this afternoon. And so tonight I find myself feeling very sad not only because they have gone back home but again because of the profound affect the assaults he endured have had on my oldest grandson. Though he is making a good come back, he still has grief to manage, hurdles to surmount, and a loss that can never be repaid or undone. And once again I find myself not only sad but angry and struggling with not wishing any ill will or harm  to his predator. So it is that…

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Awesome Stories 332

This collection of awesome stories from Brad includes magnificent storms, good news about solar powered cars, and a fascinating look at how music affects the brain.

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This week Awesome Stories brings you storm chasing, accepting death, solar powered cars, and music for the brain.


I routinely share photos and videos by Mike Oblinski. I find his photography both beautiful and fascinating. I seem to be catching his passion for storm chasing, though I have neither the equipment or desire to do it in person.  🙂 This is Mike’s latest video project called Pursuit that covered 28,000 miles in 10 states over 27 days. Kudos Mike!

Accepting Death

Robert Wringham makes the bold claim that accumulating stuff is a denial of death and by corollary, minimalism is a way of accepting death. Mostly I agree with his premise that leaving piles of stuff for our heirs to deal with is rather selfish and misguided if we think they will treasure our stuff. Yes, maybe a few items will be kept and treasured, but for the most…

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Whales Sleep

Every creature in creation is valuable in itself. Every creature has value beyond being consumed for food or “entertainment.” Every creature has something to teach us. This is especially true of whales.

Notes Tied On The Sagebrush

“What if the catalyst or the key to understanding creation lay somewhere in the immense mind of the whale? . . . Suppose if God came back from wherever it is he’s been and asked us smilingly if we’d figured it out yet. Suppose he wanted to know if it had finaly occurred to us to ask the whale. And then he sort of looked around and he said, ‘By the way, where are the whales?’ ”
— Cormac McCarthy in Of Whales and Men

Female Sperm Whales sleeping in the Indian Ocean by Stephane Granzotto

“Where great whales come sailing by,

Sail and sail, with unshut eye,

Round the world for ever and aye?…”-Matthew Arnold (from the poem The Forsaken Merman)

Scientists, according to National Geographic,  have discovered that sperm whales have dialects and accents.

Images of sleeping whales shared on Facebook by Organic Rising. Full set of images…

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The buried seed

Never give up. God has a plan. Even if it takes decades. Trust the Timing.

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When a seed is planted, its buried deep in the soil in complete darkness. It has no light and no food source to begin with so it draws all it needs from its own sources.

That seed is protected in a special coating where nothing can harm it.

There may be a vision or a dream that God planted in your heart a very long time ago. That vision seed has sat in the soil for what seems like an eternity and yet there are no signs of it coming to pass.

We talk and hear a lot about sowing & reaping a harvest but we don’t really talk about what its really like to be a seed.

It takes time for a seed to grow before we see shoots appear from out of the ground.

If God has planted a vision seed in your heart, it can almost feel…

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One-Liner Wednesday:”Who Knows What the Tide Could Bring?”

I’m re-blogging this one-liner Wednesday post, which I know I posted yesterday, because  it disappeared from where I posted it. When I searched for it by title, I found it with the publish date as September 27, 2015! Comments are still from yesterday, and it’s still in Linda’s comments from yesterday. Strange. No, I’m not losing my mind! Has anything like this ever happened to you?

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“Who knows what the tide could bring?”

I’ve probably watched Castaway 10 times over the years. This line near the end of the movie gave me hope during the lonely nights when I felt cast away. We can not know the future. But we can hold the vision of our hopes and dreams in front of us as we put one foot in front of the other and pray for direction.

And then there are times when we just wait to see what the tide brings. It could bring a greater gift than we ever imagined.

Here’s the monologue about not giving up. The final crossroads scene offered after this one is pretty good, too.

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