A person who reads lives a thousand lives!!! So true!
The Power of Laughter
Laughing and joking
When times are rough;
That’s the way to do it
Even when the going’s tough!
From the blind man’s bluff
Death stalks a handshake.
That ain’t funny stuff!
Opher – 28.4.2020
At times of stress or sadness the British always turn to humour as a way of dealing with the fears!
In this time of great uncertainty, worry and fear it is humour that will help us through – Oh – as well as a choccy biscuit, a cup of tea and a nice cuddle!
Searching for Paradise
I’ve been searching for paradise.
Under a blue sky with warming sun
I’ve hunted for where it might be.
I’ve asked my many friends;
Travelled over green hills and mountain peaks,
And through many a grove of trees.
Taking my love by the hand
We’ve wandered through magnificent lands
In the hopes that we might see.
I’ve read a thousand books
And heard a million heart-warming tales
With which I thoroughly agree.
I’ve looked through microscopes and telescopes
At crystals and planets,
Magnificently huge and exceptionally twee;
I’ve studied multitudes of wondrous creatures,
And many a restless sea.
I’ve read gurus, poets and philosophers
But none of them agree
So I’ve come to accept that what will be, will be.
I think that finally,
I’ve come to understand
Is always close at hand.
Isn’t this life wonderful?? It has such a range of wonderful experience.
All we can do is dive in and sample it all, lap it up and try the full gamut.
Why limit yourself?
Launch yourself at everything!
Search for what is important.
Search for beauty.
Search for love. It’s all out there!
Art and peace in a world of war and human stupidity!!
Having a grandchild to look after for two days has been frenetic. I needed something to mellow me out.
There’s warmth from the sun
Caressing the skin
With gentle fingers.
The warmth of an open fire
Bringing a glow
To the face.
There’s the warmth of a coat
Or a cup of tea.
But none of them
Warm the heart
As the warmth of love.
Opher – 2.1.2020
Love warms the spirit in a way that no other heat can.
I crave all kinds of warmth but love is by far the best. I could not exist without it.
Sunshine entering the room,
Lightening one’s step,
Freedom to be yourself,
To say anything
With complete security.
From shared experience.
With light asides,
Emanating from common history.
And a present.
Melting into cells,
In torrents of laughter.
Opher – 2.1.2020
Friends are for life even after they are no longer with us.
They do not have to be here. They can be distant or gone. But they are still inside you.
Friends are chemical. They change your brain like an addictive drug with no harmful effects. They propel you up.
They are family.
Love is a dream
And a cuddle.
Love is a scheme
And a puddle.
Love is euphoria
Love is aphasia
Opher – 26.12.2017
Love makes a euphoric mess of us. We cannot speak. Our emotions are in turmoil. It is ecstasy.
People hunt, kill and torture animals with thought. Yet all those who have pets know that all animals are capable of great emotion, they have feelings. They feel pain, they love, they wonder.
I’ve been waiting
I’ve been waiting for a feeling
That’s as warm as any sun.
I’ve been searching for a meaning
That explains the holes inside.
Because I want to feel satisfied.
I’ve been seeking out a love
I could dive into and dissolve.
I’ve been wanting a truth
I would like to hold inside
It’s a hunger that cannot be denied.
Opher – 8.12.2019
It seems to me that life is a quest in which we seek love, knowledge and wonder on a journey to fulfilment.
I am excited by the search for answers and understanding. I am moved by spiritual connections to nature, sunsets and rainbows. I am seeking love and friendship
Maybe there will come a day when I feel replete.