Finding Bliss in Troubled Times

                                                                Summers End

                                                             Summers End

"In these days of wars and rumors of wars, haven't you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight?"  -Lost Horizon,  by Frank Capra, 1937

These words, written 80 years ago, ring so true today.  Knowing how we spend so much time living in fear and anxiety today and  as I reflected on these words by Capra, it puts things in a better perspective for me.  So I thought about the places where I'm most at ease and I find such delight in my surroundings...For me it is always the ocean.  Looking out to the horizon, taking in the blue and aqua water, listening to the gentle roll of the ocean's movement as it pushes it's way to the shore line and yes sunshine and even seagulls...soothe me and the struggles drops off.  I wish you all a place of living without struggle that delights you...that takes you away from the rumors of war.  Find your place, go often and in the end, the world will take care of itself.  Eighty years later, we are still here...



Just in case your having trouble finding your peace and security, as a last ditch effort, you can meet me here.  I find nothing soothes the blues like a nice seat at the bar...and what a bar this is..a new find for me.  After a nice glass of wine...maybe two, but not often, I find that even though I might have been caught up in the noise of the week...I always find my bliss again, right here.  Added bonus...this lovely bar is just one flight up from the beach below.  Yes!!!

Wishing you all a Happy Beginning To Fall...

“Autumn” by T.E. Hulme

A touch of cold in the Autumn night—
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.

The photo's above were both take with the Fuji Mirrorless X-E2 camera with an Fuji 18-55 lens.