Alice

Alice

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Men


Alice,
My thoughts to you today are simple but most important.

Make this man the most important man in your life until you say "I do".

PS
Grampa and Big can be next in line, if you see fit!

Love you,
Grampa

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Grampa Is Available Support

Alice,
It has been four weeks since I have seen you. It's obvious that things are on the decline, according to the above picture. Please know that if you are in need of assistance you can give me a call. I will do what I can to make sure you have regular baths and regular meals. Oh, and clean clothes too.

But seriously, enjoy the freedom of just being who you are.
The time will come soon enough we you think you have to be what others want you to be.
That's when Grampa wants you to give him a call.
I can help with that one.

Love you Circus Girl,
Grampa

Friday, July 13, 2012

Truth Is Truth...Where Ever You Find It




In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
IN work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.

From The Tao Te Ching, Chapter 8; 
translation by stephen Mitchell

I don't know. What do you think?

Seems like one's whole life could be directed by such wisdom as given here.
I'm not real sure about how to interpret that first line but:

Nature, common sense, civility, authority, not power, find your passion, paying attention to what matters.
True!

Here is another translation of that same verse:

In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and
kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In daily life, be competent.

Either way, seems these are words you could take to heart daily.

Love,
Grampa




Saturday, July 7, 2012

Gramp's Poem


I've been reading and listening to poems this morning, so I wrote this just for you.




Would, that I could,
be a poet too,
spending my days, wording my love to you.
But I'm just a grampa,
Loving a granddaughter.
And what a great poem that is!


love you,

Grampa