Saturday, October 17, 2015


Or Shining?

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Rose from spring

It has been noted that some people, like Don Rumsfeld, are incapable of reflection and make no adjustments in their character by looking upon past actions.

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Good to the last drop

Reflections can be how we see color or sometimes reflection provides us with moonlight.

I enjoy having a variety of reflections in my life.

It is good to reflect on past behavior. It allows us to learn and modify present behavior accordingly, hopefully improving one’s level of awareness, enlightenment and engagement.

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Feathers reflecting red

An Economic Reality Check

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Clouds reflecting sunlight

My oldest brother, David has altered reflections. He has alzheimer's.

He and his wife Claire invited me to join them for dinner at Casa Ramos when they passed through town on Wednesday. During dinner, I'd tee up a corny joke and he would hit the punchlines like we had been doing this for years.

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Pair of driveway whites

David and I had a chance to talk while Claire was looking to buy something at That Kitchen Place. I mentioned to David that I have memory difficulties with names, numbers and dates. At one point, I remembered our old address in Northridge, California. He remembered it, too.

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The white rock covered flower bed makes good background

I even sort of remembered our phone number. He said he reached a place of unrecognizable bits and pieces of information when he tried to go any farther than the address.

I’ve seen that place, but it hasn’t happened often. In his altered normal state, jumbled, tumbling bits of unrecognizable information will follow his brief shining moments of clarity. He told me he will likely forget our dinner and visit, but the warm brotherly feelings wont be lost.

It was good to spend some time with my brother, David. We both agree it is good to be alive and can appreciate that we are very fortunate to have been given the lives we have.

Today’s Video;

It’s The Thought That Counts

1 comment:

Derral Campbell said...

Do you mean DONALD Rumsfeld?