Archive for January 2013

Freezin’   5 comments

January 31, 2013

Just another day of lookin’ at this:



And dreamin’ of this:



Show me the way to go home,

I’m tired and I wanna go to bed,

Had a little drink ’bout an hour ago

And it went right to my head……!!!


Peaceful sleep…, and pleasant dreams everybody !





Posted January 31, 2013 by PapaBear in Uncategorized




This award was presented by Sofia,

Sofia always has something different and refreshing in her writings and posts

and is wonderful when replying to those who comment to her posts.

It’s always pleasant to visit her site and see what new ideas she has to offer.


Now in order to acknowledge the award, here is the thing I have to answer.

Finish this sentence: “A great reader is…”

…one who graces the writer with his/her time to read and offer a constructive comment, either complimentary or critical.  We all know that we’re not perfect authors (I’m the only exception!)  and appreciate both praise and well meaning critique.


I am offering this award to the following people for their contributions to this writing community:

In order to acknowledge the award, post the award badge on your blog, finish the sentence “A good reader is…” And pass the award to a few more bloggers who, in your opinion, is a wonderful team member, or just an awesome person the blogging community.


In closing I want to, again, thank Sofia for honoring me with this recognition.




Posted January 31, 2013 by PapaBear in Awards

Heart   7 comments

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Heart ! 

What image does that conjure?  Is it the essence of courage…, the source of love…, the organic physical part of our anatomy that sends oxygen through our circulatory system…, or just some kind of sweet valentine image.  Heart, the essence of courage, I believe comes from the premise that it is one of the strongest muscles in our bodies.  Heart, the source of love, I think that comes from the idea that the heart is the center of our living being and neccesarily gives life and succor to the rest of our body.  Well, at this point, I think we’ve touched on the physical principals of the hearts functon to our anatomy.  Is that all though…???  Is there a sense of spirituality to this thing we term “heart”?  Is it from this spiritual quality that we draw emotions such as love…, or in the case of a “bad heart”, hate, dislike?

I believe that throughout history, the properties of the heart have been muddled with all kinds of confusing concepts and it’s given the heart a lot of credit…, and fault for being just simply more than it actually is – that strong muscle that physical part of our anatomy that maintains a supply of oxygen and nutrients for our body to sustain life.


Where did all of these “out of  place” concepts and attributes for the heart come from???  …….from us!!!  They come from our need to find a neat, convenient, little spot to file emotions, thoughts, and miscellaneous things that seem too complex or difficult for us to reason with.  Emotions, for instance, are choices we make, either conciously or by accident.  Love…, hate…, both are choices we make, for whatever reasons or excuses.  “His heart’s not in the right place”…, does that mean it’s in his stomach, or that he has chosen some different idea or path than the norm?  “He has such a good heart”…, does that mean that it’s physically superior as compared to average, or he is an agreeable and empathetic social person?  I know I’m rambling a bit but I’m trying to make you think about a few things tonight…, emotions, sources of them, where ideas and concepts originate, and words…, how we choose to use them to associate things to our lives.  …and to be a bit “punny”, I heartily welcome any comments or discussion. 



When we’re talking about choices, and emotions, aren’t we talking about things that come from our spiritual self, our soul, and not our heart ?





Posted January 30, 2013 by PapaBear in Prose

Good Night   1 comment


It’s been a long day,

And now it’s time

For me to say…..

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And peaceful dreams.




Posted January 28, 2013 by PapaBear in Other Art, Prose

Mystery   6 comments



It surrounds us all.  It’s colorless and odorless. 

It has no particular form…, not solid, not liquid, not a gas. 

It’s mostly invisible, except when it chooses to appear.

It’s warm…, and sensitive…, and comfortable..

It can be felt, but not with your hands.

It is a healer, beyond all medicine.

It’s power is beyond any concept humanity has for it.


In it’s absence we are cold…, and lonely, sad, and forelorn.

Without it the world is brutally cruel.

When it is misused there is hurt and pain.


Any guesses about the mystery substance ?




The answer is LOVE.

It is all around us, but can only be seen when we show each other

its warmth, caring, and sensitivity.  It has the power to heal…, our bodies,

our minds, and our hearts…, but only if we accept it and embrace it.





Goofy   1 comment


I’m just being Goofy today !


Happy Sunday everyone !!!




Posted January 27, 2013 by PapaBear in Humor, Prose

The Gates of War   3 comments


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Man in a Golden Helmet – Rembrandt van Rijn


Wanderlust had led me far

Following that fated star

Leading to the gates of war

That Satan’s own had left ajar


And now I see on looking back

With wearied eyes and burdened back

A tired old man with nothing left

With mourning soul and heart bereft


How can this world not be ready for the

Quiet happiness and calm of peace?




Posted January 25, 2013 by PapaBear in Painting, Poetry, Prose

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