Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Fancy Dancy & February Numbers

 I Asked The Zebra     Are You BLK With White Stripes      Or White With BLK Stripes    And The Zebra Asked Me        Are You Good With Bad Habits     Or Are You Bad With Good Habits      Are You Nosiy With Quiet Times       Or Are You Happy With Some Sad Days        Or Are You Sad With Some Happy Days     Are You Neat With Some Sloppy Ways      Or Are You Sloppy With Neat Ways     And On And On And On And On We Went      I'll Never Ask Zebra     About Stripes.    Again 


Shel Silverstein 



WINTER CLEANING:
After vacuuming the whole house from top to bottom, began throwing out unused items, recycling all kinds of treasures, I am shedding my skin of old engrams like a snake slithering through the woodpile. 


One of the old VANS shoe boxes that I came across safely guarded an original 2GB KAFM Thumb Drive under those miscellaneous letters, postcards, ticket stubs, etc. 


I hesitated for just a second before plugging it into the old Mac. Not that there was anything to worry about but you know that feeling when diving into the unknown forgotten past.


Much to my surprise, only the best photos ever were still lingering around on this drive. All Boy Dog Photos and I can remember snapping each one of these. 100 Pounds Of Pure Love 


And so damn charismatic as well. He never had a bad day, even during those last few days. He didn't care so much when I pulled my duffle bag from under the bed because that was the bat signal for my departure. But The Boy Dog ALWAYS rewarded me with a constant reassuring reunion upon my return. So Phuc-N Miss That


VALENTINES DAY:
I had the best dang day because there were zero expectations and I didn't disappoint anyone with their selfish needs. Nobody around to point out my short comings or asking me why I keep them at arms length.


But truthfully, I was pretty lonely overall. That is just me. I personally desire compassion and holding hands with that someone that wants to be with me. When I am with a partner, everyday is worthy of leaving treats with a posit note, stashing a love letter in their sock drawer, or slipping a simple drawing under their windscreen blade. Those are the memories I choose to cherish.


One of these days, hopefully sooner that later, my time will be shared rubbing a lovers feet while giggling like school children late at night when we are supposed to be sound asleep. Closing my eyes with my lips softly pressed against the back of this wonderfully enchanted lovers edible neck. Drifting Away Soundly   


ORTHO:
Treating Silver Sneakers again and specializing in C19 vaccines relief therapies.  My theory is this, moving your own interstitial fluids before receiving the injection reduces soreness, redness, and / or other minor side effects. Apparently, the second round of puppy shots have been rather rough on folks. Three of my Silver Sneakers joyfully claimed no issues like their friends have spoke of. So they have been referring me like crazy. Right On Happy Lymph Nodes 

Had a first time experience and super pleased with the outcome. My first ever blind client came into the office with their assistant and clearly a stiff neck was on the docket. They walk with their left hand on the right shoulder of their assistant. NOT GUIDE as she is NOT A GUIDE DOG. Before I addressed anything, she told me that she IS THE Assistant. OK Cool 

The blind client asked if they could lay face up. " How about we begin with you in that supine position." I offered. "For us, that works better." I followed up with. You could literally witness them dropping into a parasympathetic state with my higher vibrational language statement and allowing them to keep their power was a game changer. Apparently they had a rough session in the past with a massage therapist that did not meet their model of the world. Bummer 


This poor client was a mess from C7 up. Or in medical terms, congestion distal of C7. So I began working with ribs 3 , 2, and 1, Released all 8 shoulder points in both shoulders, and then for good measure, released both major and minor psoas muscles. I have touched on this before that I never begin a session with working the problem because clients are way to in their own head to release and allow. Its just how we are wired. Example; head to the doctors for a "hurt" ankle and you just know the Dr is going to position that ankle into a painful rotation and ask if this hurts and you become totally on guard. Right??

So as I began to move through the Cervical Spine of the neck, my soft focus was on the reaction of the assistant from the spoken descriptive words of the client. " My thoracic cavity is unhinging " and " My neck is rotating in relationship to my clavicle " and " My humors feels medially rotated from my body " The assistants eyes were wide open like a little school girls offered candy for the first time. She clearly never spoke an interminable running anatomy dialog with this client and later on there will be a story from that observation. 

You see, this is another paradigm why I throughly love body work and living the practitioner lifestyle. I basically stimulate the proprioceptors in the body and their body heals from within. What was fascinating for me was how in tune this blind client is with their own self awareness. DUH !!! They allowed the work to happen and their mind never questioned or became a hindrance. Little kids also possess this ability. So after this session, they stood up, first words were," Are my shoulders level?" Their assistant replies with," Why yes there are. You are standing taller as well. How is that possible?" As to the title of this blog of mine, WHAT ELSE IS POSSIBLE 

The next night my phone rings with a 3## area code and my fingers were crossed that it was triple j but no. It was the assistant. She goes on to explain that this client acted radically different with me and in her words " Never have I seen them so F***ing clam around anyone before." She tells me that if she had not known any better, we had worked together for years. What was also amazing for me was how this lady was such a stick in the mud and her projection was high and all mighty. Now, it is this soft spoken inquisitively respectful human. She booked two sessions for the first couple weekends in March. YES

HAPPY ONE YEAR:

Tim and Amanda were celebrating their one year anniversary February 22nd. HERE is that post from their wedding weekend and my Sunny San Diego Vacation. The first photo is from flying high above Las Vegas at night. Oh, I So Want To Travel Overseas 

And it's been so refreshing talking with them as they have made such positive strides over this past year. Every time we chat, they have something new and inspiring on the horizons. They purchased a new mountain home, tackling home improvement projects, or simply walking together after dinner. Pretty Damn Cool


FULL MOON:

What a full moon it was and snowshoeing was a blast. Yes, little windy when exposed to the elements. The Dude brought his two dogs and they ran as if they had never been walked. Pure Solidarity 

We are still in bad shape snow pack wise but a few fresh inches fell prior to our adventure. Which was rather nice as each step was not as icy packed steps that sort of "hurt" the balls of me feet. In the trees, no breeze and a peacefully quietly experience. Up and down and off trail we tromped around like kids with happy dogs bounding around us throughout our saunter. How about that hobbit looking house with fresh snow covering the chimney??

RADIO SHOW:

And what do you know, back on air for this first time in well over six months. I am choosing to pass on airing dirty laundry at this time but let's just say that I purposely asked for a Saturday time slot. So I am hosting Blonde Roots this Saturday at 3pm Mountain Time Zone. You folks in the UK, 10pm. That would be 6am Sunday morning in Perth Australia. A perfect 5pm on the east coast.

Yes, that is my right hand after pulling old bearings from an elliptical machine. My poor baby soft massage hands tear fairly easy these days. Anyway, I am way excited about hosting Blonde Roots and I have about half of my playlist sorted out so far. Obviously, Loads Of Cover Tunes!! Little gems like Pink Floyd piano instrumentals, a few from Pomplamoose Music Group, and the delightfully seductive tunes by Morgan James. Blonde Roots will be a real hoot for three full hours this Saturday the 6th of March at 3pm. Click here to listen live and hopefully the live web cam. Not sure if the web cam is still in operation these days. 

CYCLING NUMBERS:

There were a few icy days and that is my sassy way of saying that I was pretty lazy. Should have accomplished more but it really is what it is. And let us be honest here, haven't dug deep in many many moons. Simply riding to enjoy the views, observing the flow of the scary low Colorado River, and clearing my busy mind.

This photo above represents the last week of February. Will navigate Strava at some point to "find" the milage between running and cycling and snowshoeing and hiking. Until then, here are my loose ended numbers. Thanx For Checking In 


Run - Not Sure There Strava 

Ride - Unable To Access That Page Anymore

Hours - 38 

PR's - Goose Egg

Days Off The Bike - 6

Activities - 33

Total Feb Miles - 593 / 964km

WHY ONLY ONE POST:

What a rough few weeks. What a disastrous ending to the month of Feb. Had a big scare that didn't make me all that happy. One of my roommates turned up COVID Positive. Completely bummed me out and from there on out its been awful. Wont bore you all with the details but life was been challenging to say the least. Thinking back, I most likely didn't handle it all that well or adult like. What my significant problematic issue was that I had just spoke of how relaxed some vaccinated folks are responding to current situations. Example; three of us had a mask on, one did not. That mask less person says," Well you two have the vaccines so I'm good." That still bothers me as many of you can relate. But when I mentioned this encounter, I was not heard and borderline disrespected. Now, they are positive and full of BullSh*T justifications. Impossible to talk to and even now, look at. 


So I am now camped out at The Dudes for the unforeseen future. Not sure what my future holds or what direction to roll towards. Just thankful that I am healthy and have a roof over my head. Once again, find myself at the crossroads. Its so Phuc-N true, nice guys finish last. Being labeled as hypersensitive and I find myself once again shaking my head. I scheduled another test for this Saturday morning, after the food pick ups, before the radio show. Phuc Me 

GOALS:

  1. Smiling 
  2. Calling Friends To Check In Again
  3. Finish Taxes 
  4. New Rear Tire For The GT
  5. Hydrate Like A Mad Man
  6. Not Allow The Oldies To Frustrate The Living Sh*T Out Of Me 
  7. Lift With Lighter Weights For More Reps
  8. Speak With Clarity And Decisiveness 
  9. Cold Calls Hustling Lawn Care Jobs
  10. Researching Bike Routes From GJ to Moab,UT 


      I leave you with a one minute Time Lapse that was shot with an old GoPro3 Silver 


Stay Strong During This Month,

CHEERS


58 comments:

  1. ...I need to get inspired to throw out treasure that NEVER get used!

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    1. ...You Know, One Mans Trash Is Another Mans Treasure

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  2. I love seeing these photos and reading about your good friend. He was a beautiful guy!

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    1. To Me, He Was The Best Dog Ever - He Knew An Amazing Amount Of Verbal Commands - And Was A Real Bed Hog - Would Give Anything To Have His Paws In My Back Just One More Time - Also, He Never Missed A Meal

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  3. I absolutely love the photos that you found on that thumb drive. Boy Dog - what a loving soul.

    I am so sorry about the covid situation. It is so hard to cope with situations like the unmasked person. I struggle with it but I haven't yet had someone close to be end up positive. What a bad turn of events. Thinking of you.

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    1. Totally - A Loving Soul - We All Have Been Struggling With Stupidity In One Form Or Another - Thank You So Much For The Encouraging Vibes - Stay Brilliant KB

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  4. Neat zebra poem. Glad you are managing to stay safe. Great finding the photos of your dog.

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    1. Well, I Was Pretty Down In The Dumps - These Photos Lived My Spirits - Once Again, The Boy Dog Made My Day - Rest In Peace Boy Dog

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  5. Dearest Travis,
    WOW, so happy that you found those photos from your beloved and much missed Boy dog! Made me so happy.
    Blind people might focus differently and even 'better' as those that have eyes but don't really 'USE' them and the same is true for deaf people. They study body language and I've learned to 'listen' from the deaf. You know what I mean I guess. Haha, your way of starting your massage, away from the problem for putting them at ease first and not focussing on the trouble spot is great. Psychology kicks in for many jobs, I've always used it a lot and it always works if you manage to distract them from their problem.
    You know what I've been doing for several weeks now? Walking with a dear friend, she's a bit older, and their 3 big dogs. I'm talking about a giant 120 lb male Schnauzer and an Airedale (girl) and I usually get the very hyper and feisty red poodle. But I've been enjoying this, a good work out, due to the 40 lb I have to reign in. Haha. Pieter's knee ligament is almost totally worn out so the orthopedic surgeon said, you will not need surgery but you ought not to walk anymore and not putting pressure on your knee. Biking is fine, he's allowed to do that. But I love to walk and especially in nature where we go with the dogs, around a small lake and through the edge of the woods.
    We've also biked together, Pieter and I and Pieter decided it's time for going a bit more lighter on an eBike. So that is coming next. He's right as there are way too many hills here and his heart should not be over extended! I agree fully and look forward to the next way of biking.
    Well, soon I will take you on a special journey across the borders. You love mountains as much as both of us do, so you will love these segments. So pleased for finally having unraveled those scanned in slides (did it in December of 2013) and put the story to them. Made in 1963... Incredible, regardless their age and I've managed to clean them up. They went trice across the Atlantic Ocean in a container and the gelatine coating on slides is not up to the moisture and such. Things have improved but there is nothing better than going back to good times had and reliving them.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Made Me Happy As Well - Just Like Your Thoughtful Words - Agreed With The Blind And Same With The Deaf - Walking With A Friend AND Dogs Is So Therapeutic - Over The Moon With You - Spring Time Is In The Air - And Yes, Those Photos Were Memorable - Always Appreciate The Hugs - And Your Inspiring Words

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    2. Well deserved as you are an above average blogger who writes from the heart!

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  6. That was quite a month! Started off so well with the zebra wisdom, loved that :) beautiful pics of gorgeous Boy dog, excellent results with your first blind patient, then kinda went downhill from there, except for the radio gig, will listen out for that on Sunday morning.. how about including a bit of Queen, they really were the BEST! Don't give up on that special person Padre, they are out there waiting for the right moment.. take care and happy March ✨

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    1. Right On Zebra Poem - Yes, The Boy Dog Was Gorgeous And Rather Handsome As Well - Score With The Blind Client And Looking Forward To The Weekend - Very Excited That You Will Be Streaming - Some Queen Just For You For Sure - You Rock Perth - Always Have In My Book

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  7. Haha! Love the zebra wisdom!

    So glad you found those photos of your beloved dog.

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    1. Agreed And I Am Very GLAD - Enjoy Your Weekend

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  8. Great with the Zebra!, good advice!
    Wonderful you found the journey to the past.
    It´s hard to find the love, hope you will, and soon.
    If beaming was invented I sure´d ask you to help me with my back, it drives me nuts and the great doctor I went to now only takes in private, which I cannot afford...
    Anniversaries like those are alwways great, nice you can share like that. But uhhh, the snow, luckily gone here!
    Oh, darn COVID....
    Wild sky in that video, to a better month! Cheers on that.

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    1. Right On - Total Journey From The Past - Would Happily Travel You Work With You Two - Thanx So Much For Watching The Video From My Backyard - Rock On

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  9. Me, being a pet lover, I so appreciated your found photos of your dog...I understand fully the wonderful memories they brought back to you & the fact you shared with us.

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    1. Pet Lovers Unite !!!!!! Puppy Breath And A Bicycle Seat Between My Legs Is All I Need

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  10. All Boy Dog looks and sounds as if he was a great friend and companion. I actually usually avoid looking at old photograph s myself but it seems like you did well.

    Have a great day!

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    1. The Boy Dog Was The Best And A Wonderful Listener - I Often Put Him To Sleep With My Demanding Stories

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  11. The dog is wonderful! He has such wise eyes :) Until I remembered my old canine friend ...

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  12. Hello,
    Your Boy dog photos are beautiful. They make me wish I had a dog now.
    Dogs are great friends and companions. It is hard having a roommate that tested positive for COVID, I hope you stay well and safe. Have a great day and week ahead.

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    1. So Beautiful And My Best Friend - Staying Safe And Making The Best Of It - Like Keeping My Distance And Washing My Hands - Enjoy Your Weekend

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  13. You've had a busy month!
    Are you coming here to help with the vacuuming ... I hate to do that work! LOL
    They are beautiful pictures of Boy dog, and you are a very helpful counselor!
    I like the zebra wisdom! Do I also get good advice from her?
    I'm sorry about the Covid situation.
    I hate this virus, it turned our lives upside down!
    I really like the special person Padre and I hope you won't change!
    Wishing you a very pleasant and loving March!

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    1. Call Me Bat Sh*T Crazy Nut I Throughly Enjoy Vacuuming And Seeing The Results Afterwards - Right On Zebra Action - Lots Of Lives Are Still Upside Down - Thankfully I Don't Call Texas Home - Looking Forward To A Pleasant Spring - Thank You

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  14. It is wonderful to see all those photographs of Boy Dog. I am sure you miss him. It is hard to part with our pets. He sounds like a wonderful dog, it is sweet how you said it, that he never had a bad day, not even during his last days.
    It is wonderful you are able to help people. Interesting theory about vaccine. I am sure there are ways to ease the pain that some experience after vaccine.
    Interesting that you had your first blind client as well. It is good they have an assistant, I imagine it makes thinks easier for them.
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanx For Admiring The Boy Dog Photos - And He Didn't, Full Speed And Happiness From Sun Up To Sun Down - I Am Also Pleased That The Assistant And I Are Seeing Eye To Eye - Have A Fabulous Weekend

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    2. Some dogs are like that- rays of sunshine.
      Have a great day friend!

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  16. I love the Shel Silverstein poem -- and what a treasure, that drive with all the photos of the Boy Dog! It's so awesome that you found them and were able to blog them. Now you'll always know where they are.

    Sorry to hear about the Covid-positive roommates, and your maskless roommate's lack of concern. Some people are so oblivious.

    Of course it's natural to want closeness with a partner! Just remember that for every foot rub, there's quibbling about the laundry or who will do the dishes or whatever. Realities! LOL

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    1. Shel's Work Is Brilliant - Yes, They Are Embedded Here, Finally - Obviously Oblivious Has Been My Go To Statement Lately - Hope My Partner & I Never Waste Precious Moments On Cleanliness - But I Totally Understand Where You Are Coming From - And Thank You - Be Well

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  17. Don't worry about the China virus. it's a bad flu, not the Black Death. Stay safe with man's best pal and chill.

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    1. Yikes - Will Dance Around That One As 500,00 Families Might Tend To Disagree - Keeping The Dudes Two Dog Well Exercised And Fed - So Nice To Have Pups Around

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  18. What a post, Padre. So happy you found the photos of Boy Dog on your jump drive. I know that feeling, I lost a bunch of photos from our time in Alaska, as I remember them another one comes to mind. Oh well, nothing I can do. I still get sad when I see photos of my dogs but they also bring a smile to my face. Sorry to hear about that positive covid case. Some people just don't know how to think about a serious situation so they brush it off. Great news about treating your blind client. Back in business using the healing hands, a touch of humanity at its best. Have a great week and stay safe. Till next time. I'll be listening to you on Saturday so have some fun.

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    1. You And Me, Righteous Find - Yes, The Blind Client Was A Real Joy And Reminder Of Where In Need To Focus My Goals - So Stoked That You Will Be Streaming Mr Bill - Thank You

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  19. I know that wonderful feeling of finding an old treasure to love all over again. I have been going thru old photo cd's trying to regain some of my old stuff that flickr killed. OH so sorry about the covid hoopla...some people are just a-holes and there is no way around it.
    I have some history with blind people, when I lived in Manhattan, I had to walk right past the NYC school for the Blind. They will trip you with those sticks, when you are facing them on the sidewalk...so beee careful. LoL...and they are not bashful to grab the arm of a stranger at a wide crossing..."help me across?" Sure why not...a good whack to my ankle for my trouble.
    You're Gonna Be Okay

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    1. Its A Wonderful Feeling To Experience - Fantastic Story There - I Always Need A Good Whack Upside The Head - Yes, Going To Prevail - Thank You For That Reminder

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  20. Funny about diving into the past with old USB sticks.
    And wow, what treasures you found.
    I would happily hold your hand with no strings attached.
    A lovely photo of you resting your head on him.
    The photo of your hand made me feel good about mine.
    So tell me, why is Colorado so popular with caravans, like trailers and especially mini trailers?

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    1. Both Hands Are Clean As A Whistle - Coloradans Simple Fell In Love With Fight Club - A Good Caravan Speaks Volumes - Actually, They Are Popular As The Forest Service Allows Free Camping For 14 Days - Much Easier To Manage Than A 30ft RV - Tent Simply Don't Come With Coffee Makers - The Above Statements Are All My Opinion And Not Colorado Facts - Mini Trailers Tend To Haul ATV Toys And Such - Colorado Is A Beautiful State To Explore - Thanx For Asking

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  21. Wonderful post
    really nice
    i enjoyed this
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  22. What an awesome dog!
    Love your photos, Padre!

    Take care!

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    1. Best Dog Ever And I Have Had The Privilege Of Raising A Few

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  23. That was a beautiful dive into a pool of nostalgia!

    Take care. Be masked. Be safe. Had my 1st jab too.

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  24. I have been purging stuff from my house too--it felt like a time capsule of old photos of the boys from when they were little. I was really depressed last month. Cleaning all that stuff out really helped me, mentally. Plus it's a lot less cluttered.

    That's too bad about your roommate. It's amazing how cavalier some people are with the COVID. The hard part for me is that I am vaccinated, but I still have to take ALL the precautions. It's so disheartening. There are signs of returning to normal, tho...I have a live race next month!

    Stay strong, my friend!

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    1. Those Old Treasures - Oblivious They Are Says Yoda - Run Wild And Stay Strong

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  25. Q "fire to be honest, I am quite lonely overall. I personally want compassion and hold hands with someone who wants to be with me" ...., Oh, your sentence above is actually exactly how I feel here.

    I hope and wish you all good health at The Dudes' camp.

    Cheers

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    1. We Are Not Alone Brother Man - Thanx For The Well Wishes

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    1. Obrigado por aproveitar e sempre deixar um comentário amigável meu amigo

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  27. Oh very good photos, what busy month February was
    xx

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    1. Such A Busy Month - Keeps Me Out Of Harms Way

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  28. i cleaned my house from top to bottom when the pandemic started, now it needs to be done again...and no one saw it!!

    as to valentines day, you need to find your person. my husband and i leave love notes for each other all the time and we have been married for 42 years. i love holding hands and feeling special all the time!!

    i enjoyed the video!! lots of goals, all you need is #1!!

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    1. Congrats On The Unheard Of 42, Always The Number, Years Of Happiness And YES To The Holding Hands While Walking And Talking - Love That - I Am Now Holding The #1 And Thanx For Watching The Video

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