Did you know what yesterday was? Didn't you get a memo? Where is all of my caring public when I need them!!!! Sarcasm is a fun thing when you really don't care that much. My start as a blogger began February 3, 2009. Some people are saying, good he can stop now, he's figured it out, now go away!I was almost going to not blog at all yesterday due to physical problems. Then I went ahead and put something up. It was not an eventfull day, just like birthdays are becoming, but I met the mark.
Above is a coffee mug that the boys, with mom's help, bought for me for some special event. It is Disney's character Rafiki from the movie the Lion King. It was bought at the now closed Disney Store.
Here is a different view to help you see it is sort of a unique thing. I put it away because it looses color by simply rubbing it against something else. The interior glaze seems safe but colorful glazes are hard to make that aren't low fired. Why Rafiki you might ask? Well because he had one line in the movie that always impressed me. It is a philosophy that seems to fit where I have been the past couple of years and where I am going in the future.
As I wrote my first blog, I didn't even have a picture. I went on about all the things I wanted to do with my life and all the history that was then behind me. I blogged again after my first statement and then I added a picture.
Rafiki is talking to the the young adult Lion King and the lion, Simba, doesn't think he should go back and help his pride, because things happen there in the past that he didn't want to relive or face. This is the actual copy from the movie:
Adult Simba: I know what I have to do. But going back will mean facing my past. I've been running from it for so long.
[Rafiki hits Simba on the head with his stick]
Adult Simba: Ow! Jeez, what was that for?
Rafiki: It doesn't matter. It's in the past.
Adult Simba: Yeah, but it still hurts.
Rafiki: Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or... learn from it.
[swings his stick at Simba again who ducks out of the way]
Rafiki: Ha. You See? So what are you going to do?
Adult Simba: First, I'm gonna take your stick.
[Simba snatches Rafiki's stick and throws it and Rafiki runs to grab it]
Rafiki: No, not the stick! Hey, where you going?
Adult Simba: I'm going back!
Rafiki: Good! Go on! Get out of here!
In many ways our past can either break us or make us into who we become. The future from the start of my blog was really the same way. If I knew ahead of time what I was to face in the future, I may not have wanted to even start. I guess that is life. As I look back at the past year, it was good. It was also bad, as it was a year of healing for me from another year back and all of you listened and let me just be me.
Blogging has given me so many new friends, great friends. We all support each other in this country and throughout the world, and bloggers are really a team.
Sometimes I wonder if people think I am the little kid brother hanging around and why don't you get loss, but no one has ever said that to me. My complexes would keep reminding me that I should just stop. "You do talk too much, Larry," and yes I do. I have learned to cut if off and quit rambling, sometimes. But I am moving on. More blogs to do, more things to learn than I can ever imagine from all of you.
You are such nice people out there. Thank you!!!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by........