Chandler Day 266: I Can be Spiritual

DSC05213Today was like yesterday. Still the need to think and be removed. Recently I argued with someone about religion and it wasn’t fun at all. I know everyone is upset with me because of what I believe in. I doubt that it will ever change. But they are my beliefs. I am entitled to them. They are not hasty or born out of anger. Yes I have been angry before and I have been hurt. But my beliefs come from my reasoning and my search for truth. And yes, maybe they will change. But for now this is what they are. All I ask is respect for them. Aside from this, in the argument spirituality was discussed and I most definitely believe that I can and anyone can be spiritual without god. Today I sat in a woods next to a stream and watched leaves float by and listened to the wind and the trees. And I connected to nature on a deeper or higher level than the mere physical. It was quiet and simple. It was honest and pure and beautiful. There were things to be listened to and learned. Some may say that it is god speaking. But I say it is nature itself speaking and connecting. Reaching out. And I am spiritual no less than any Christian or Muslim or Hindu or any religious person. Maybe this whole example means nothing to you who read it. But to me, it means so much.

Chandler Day 259: Quick, Look Up Before It’s Gone

DSC05161I do a lot of driving and right now the weather is perfect for having the windows rolled down and the sun roof open. It’s one of my favorite things to have everything open as I drive down the road.  Usually the photos are shot through the windows or through the front window. But every now and the you look up and a shot presents itself. Now I have been told not to shoot while driving, by a few people. But sometimes the shots are just too good and I try to be as safe as possible when I shoot. I will have you know that I learned this technique from the best 😉

Chandler Day 221: The Most Healing Thing in the World

DSC04173It was a stupid, rough day today. It was a shitty day at work (rolling bunks of lumber, tipping a forklift) and on top of that I was arguing with someone the whole day. But things like that come to an end. Work ended, the argument ended. I talked it out with my mom, who’s is always ready to listen. And then I drove. I drove down my favorite roads, no music, windows down, cool air rushing in, cicadas buzzing, fireflies blinking over the cornfields, the smell of dust and Indiana from the cloud of dust that followed my car as I sped down the road. It was damn near perfect. And by the end of it, how could I not feel better. Because those things, all wrapped up in a drive out in the country is one of most healing and comforting things in the world.

Chandler Day 195: A Day of Storms

DSC04014Today it stormed. And it stormed a lot. It’s fun to watch these storms roll in and then unleash all their pent up energy and roll out. They are powerful incredible things. They bring rain and lightening and winds. They are necessary and healthy and dangerous all at the same time.

Brandy Day146: Free

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Free. Like to curtains blowing in the wind.  Memorial Day originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union & Confederate soldiers who died in war.. Some gave all, their life, family & what they believed in.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.  Its because of them we have times like these.
Memorial Monday dinners with family & friends. Love, laughter, happiness and memories.
Thank you. To all those who serve. Thank you to those who served. Thank you to those who will serve. We appreciate all that you do.