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Our Musings category focuses on speculation, reflection and deep thought, covering everything from self-contemplation to humorous views on life in general. This is the place to submit your thoughts on spiritual matters or philosophical subjects and to share your feelings on any topics you’ve ever pondered or wondered about.

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A damsel who had prayed for a millennium

Just for a persistence of faith, many people deplete their entire lives in the everlasting awaited.

  Once upon a time, there was a pretty, pure and versatile damsel from an aristocratic family.   She had a graceful name – Huimei. Her virtue made so many magnates queue up for marriage proposals. She deeply believed her prince charming was on the way. Hence, she turned them all down.   Huimei had a glimpse of a young man at a very crowded fete one day. Thought Huimei to herself,...Read On

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A very ill-tempered woman

Why should we get rage always? Why should we get rage with someone or something always?

Once upon a time, there was a very ill-tempered woman. She could rage over a silly little thing always. She understood that was wrong. She consulted a Zen Master for improvement one day.   The Zen Master led her into a room after he listened to her distress. He locked the door up and walked away without saying a word. She had lost her mind completely in a flash. She jumped and...Read On

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Outrageous Road Rage

When did bad driving become a personal thing?

Why does someone's crappy driving cause me to froth and seethe like a rabid, discriminating jerk? I think I’ve got an open mind and do try my best to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but operating a vehicle is not a right. It's a privilege. Why do YOU abuse that privilege? Why must you subject me, my family, and the rest of society to your egocentric display? I’m now stuck...Read On

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She waits

A full moon gave her light to the path she traveled. Shadows blended together to give her a warmth. Coming each night to wait gave her a comfort in the dark. As she looked at the moon. She knew the connection was true  With tears that sparkled like the stars above. She waited...  ...Read On

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Fight

Fight to hold on Fight to let go The lessons of life Are the hardest to know Your life is your own To do as you wish You can not turn your back No matter how hard you wish Sometimes guilt and anger Come your way Loss or betrayal Trust and longing Happen too They make you stronger Then you thought they would As you go down life's path And lessons come to you Remember you are...Read On

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Reach For Me

You sit and wonder Which way you're going to turn What you're doing However, will you cope Stop and take a deep breath Close your eyes and feel You're never alone I'm close In your beating heart Feel me deep within The strength starts to grow You're never ever alone Talk to me  We'll make the blues go           ...Read On

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A warrior

You have seen much With your eyes Many things have Touched your heart Dealt with pain Struggled with battles Demons and goblins Both in dreams and not Battle scars and wounds You hide them from view Your eyes tell a story Your heart can not lie You are a brave warrior A man of man coats The path you must take The journey is not over Weak you will not be Come share with me ...Read On

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Love was at a distance of 47 years

  It was back to 16 years ago, Guixiang had married to his beloved wife of neglect the secular remarks.   When he met a woman whose name was Xiulian, a graceful name. She had divorced from her previous marriages twice already. He fell madly in love with her, by the time he was only 21 years old. And he was suffering from the eyes disease at that time. His parents extremely annoyed...Read On

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Wandering

Search You will find Feel  You will know Ask You will understand Listen You will hear Walk with me See me as I am...Read On

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[ HE ] and [ SHE ]

love + love = very much love. love – love = love right back from zero. love x love = .......

  A senior professor said to the students in a class,   ‘We are going to do a survey today.’ ‘SURVEY!’ the students thought that might be more interesting than the lecture. There were only two questions on the paper when they received it. Question 1: She is a gorgeously young lady with a lovely oval face, bright-eyed, fair skin and a beautiful slender figure. He loves her very much....Read On

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Morning Through Night

With thoughts of blowing winds Snow shining like diamonds Gentle rains Bright sunlight Storm clouds close by Morning noon and night I am in your heart and mind When birds circle in flight When stars shine at night When I am with you Not walking next to you I may be out of sight But always with you Remember the laughter and smiles Some sadness and tears We have shared along...Read On

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Sounds

As I listen to Leonard Cohen singing...

Thunder and lightning sharply strikes Like fireworks show display flashing Followed by more rumblings above Then it becomes as still as the night Clouds like dust surrounding the sky Only the sounds of an airplane engine Alight the darkness can be heard flying Then it becomes as still as the night Even the sounds of the leaves swaying From the trees make themselves known Blowing by...Read On

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Changing Moods

Here I am again... talking to you.

You see how boring my life is? That I constantly seeking and bothering you? Yes, I don't have anyone to talk with, so please bear with me. Don't keep changing your moods for me. One minute you're all sunshine to me then turns to tears that drench me ... no, soaking me in tears! Nowadays you're all sunshine the whole day and at night turns to tears. That is good with my old age to cool...Read On

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A Defining Moment

 

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Give

Give me your hand Lead and I will follow Look into my eyes Show me my tomorrow Let our souls touch Never to separate Love that grows stronger With each passing day    ...Read On

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The Romance Of The Mutes

Love means : You are not finding a suitable person, you be the suitable person made of love.

Galaxy saw a man and a woman who communicated with the sign language at the train station, when she was on the way home one evening. She noticed that the woman asked him for the direction. He said to her that he did not know. Galaxy was the volunteer for three years when she studied in university. Also, she served in the deaf and mute school where she had learned sign language and ...Read On

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Epitaphs

I have walked the path of the ancient ones. Each step made me stronger. Wiser. Fearless. I don’t suffer the antics of fools. Nor do I tolerate the pretense of substance. Heavy is the granite of my principals. Cracked by forces meant to weaken me. Wedges are afforded to few family and friends. Flexible to blood and love. Yet firm in my resolve to stay the course. The ancient ones...Read On

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Standing Strong

Strength like the mighty oak tree There he stands For all to see Standing tall and strong Firm hands to hold Love in his laughter Compassion in his eye From dawn to dusk And back again Nerver changing  He never fails Standing firm for all to see He bends with the wind But never breaks Tall and strong Sharing the power  Watching over little ole me                    ...Read On

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So, you are very wealthy

I always believe if everyone does a bit good deed, bit by bit, we can make a harmonious world.

  A young man muttered at his bad luck and penniless situation.   He frowned all the days. A wise senior came across to talk to him, ‘Hey kiddy, why are you so unhappy?’ ‘I don’t understand why I’m so poor always!’ he said. ‘Poor ? I think you are very wealthy!’ the wise senior said sincerely. The young man was puzzled,  ‘Why are you talking like that?’ the wise senior asked. ...Read On

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The Fallen

Just a simple tribute.

Sitting in the church pew lost in thought, listening to the Veteran speak of his friends that had gone before him. My mind wanders back to a simple time of Flags, parades, and trips to the cemetery. Every year my little sister and I would save our weekly allowance to buy tiny American flags for Memorial Day. We worked hard earning that money but seem to come up short so our Granny...Read On

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For Moonbeam

The girl with the fair hair And soft brown eyes that liquify, Loved horses of Palomino design.   Artist, daughter of the Sun who loves To draw and create myriads of  Stars that light up the skies so clearly.   Gentleness runs through her veins, Fine, delicate hands shape magic That flows as swiftly as a river.   Beautiful Moonbeam, a radiant angel who Walks in silent serenity ...Read On

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After the Rain

For those who love the rain

It’s raining outside, I can see through the living room window.  With my eyes closed, I imagined how it would feel on my skin so cool and refreshing making me feel clean again after it washed away all my worries and fears. As I’m watching the rain fall hard in places and the rain pounding on the window making everything look dreary.  I am amazed to see how gentle the rain falls on the...Read On

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Fate

 

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Glory Days

Glory days they will pass you by - Bruce Springsteen

 

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Holy Crap!

Inquiring minds of precocious children want to know...

As a proud parent of two precocious children, my limited wisdom is constantly tested. It’s tested with questions about life, love, and yes, liberty, not necessarily in that order. This past winter, while helping me shovel our sidewalks, my ten-year-old son point-blank said to me, “Kids are essentially slaves, aren’t we?” After hearing the phrase, alternate facts, my eight-year-old...Read On

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My Best Friend

Friends are forever

 

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Distortion

Our eyes can be deceptive when viewing oneself

I have been at war with my body for as long as I can remember. My mind always asking the body, "Why can't you just be what I want?" and my body asking, "Why can't you love me as I am?" If this was a relationship between two people, it would be seen as abusive. The endless diets, overexercising, pills, corsets, and body wraps is my punishment for the reflection in the mirror. Only to cry...Read On

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Another Life Lesson From Dad

Supporting evidence for the importance of a father's presence in their young daughter's life...

“What’s that now?” I first swallowed then spat, before explaining again. “Trap the pointier edges between your upper and lower front teeth.” “Like this?” "No." I showed her again. "Like this?" “Kinda.” I then spat. “Like this?” “Better.” “This?” “Yes. Perfect.” I spat again. “Now, bite down until you feel it split.” I waited for the snapping sound before I spat again. “But not...Read On

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A Bank Savings Account Book

A harmonious relationship is built on the true love.

My mother presented me with a bank savings account book on the eve of my wedding. There was $1000.00 in it. My mother smiled and said, ‘You both are going to deposit some money in it from time to time, when something is worth for memorable. Besides the money, you both learn that there will have the unlimited happiness as you both grow old together!’ My husband deposited $500.00 twice later...Read On

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Middle Men

What is the meaning of life

We walk the path of life, With death waiting at the finish line. The beginning and end are the same, What matters is the middle. Tis the path of the middle men…   What if life and death made transactions, And we were nothing more than the middle men. Our plans, our dreams, our future, Doesn’t really matter once the transaction expires.   Like the famous expression, #YOLO. You...Read On