Silly is as Silly does…

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Silly is as silly does // riding a horse that has no fuzz
Sunglasses all askew // he knew he was Mr. Cool
A three year old’s imagination // carries on through generations
Laughing hilariously at silly stuff // seems we never get enough
Full of grit he rides his steed /// if you’re in his path better take heed
Although it was so long ago // seems like only yesterday you know
Silly is as silly does // these photos fill our hearts with love

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Lillian asked us to be lighthearted and Silly. This is my son from many years ago.   You can join us at:   Smile!!

One of the things I am doing during this time in seclusion is to go through our old albums and copy the best of them photos with my iPhone. It makes very sharp copies which I then load into my laptop for editing. We probably all have photos in acetate that faded and lost their original color. I found if you use the editing tools in your computer you can turn them into nice sharp black and white photos.  This is much better than tossing them!


It just dawned on me that this was supposed to be Quadrille Monday. (only 44 words) My apologies to Lillian for doing a double Quadrille. I got carried away with the prompt and forgot what I was doing!!  Must be getting old! I turned another year older today!!


Rage Against the Dying of the Light

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Do not let 2017 be the end of your creative endeavors! Rage against the dying of the light. I think of it like sitting stands at the Daytona Five Hundred and watching the cars circle the track. As they come past me they go full speed ahead roaring into the next lap. This is the way I see 2018. Let’s go roaring into the next lap and not let up until we cross the finish line into that “good night” that Dylan Thomas speaks about.  Don’t come to that finish line wishing you had pushed a little harder. Choose to rage against the dying of 2017 and make 2018 the best year yet!  Don’t live on wishes, feeling sorry for what you did not do.  Live, enjoying what you have and will accomplish this year.

Do not go gentle into that good night
Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953

:Trip to Edmonton 6-10 043“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light……”
From The Poems of Dylan Thomas, published by New Directions. Copyright © 1952, 1953 Dylan Thomas. Copyright © 1937, 1945, 1955, 1962, 1966, 1967 the Trustees for the Copyrights of Dylan Thomas. Copyright © 1938, 1939, 1943, 1946, 1971 New Directions Publishing Corp. Used with permission.


Happy New Year to all of my wonderful fellow bloggers, who have encouraged and inspired me to keep on writing and sharing this past year. Keep up the good work!

Photo: Dwight L. Roth