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 Post subject: Bookends... or something like that
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:21 am 
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You come into this world depending completely upon your parents. You go out depending completely upon your children.

Bookends.

Yesterday I tucked my dad in for a nap.

Things are finally settling down enough so that I will start having time to explore a little more. I've been here a week and have yet to even set foot in the ocean. The only touring was last weekend with the family friends.

This scene appealed to me. I snapped it yesterday while visiting a Hawaiian temple site. It says too many things to really convey. But you can see the ruins as the backdrop, the stump of a dead tree... and surprising new growth. Very metaphorical.

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I moved my father into an assisted living facility on Tuesday. Very high-class and of course very expensive as well. I think what will happen is that I will return home and find a place for him there in Colorado Springs. Then when it warms up a bit (it was 0 degrees overnight yesterday) move him to Colorado.


I also tramped an hour through the jungle to find this waterfall.

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Ok, not really. I pulled off the road at a scenic overlook and shot a few pictures of it. :mrgreen:


I borrowed a guitar here for the week (naturally) and was strumming around yesterday. Shocked myself with the words to one of my favorite Worship Circle songs.

Like a beggar's plea, held out hopelessly
Like shadows fade as light falls away
I was going down
When you took my hand, when you took the stand
I was alone when you came for me

You have loved me with everlasting love
You have called me your friend
You have loved me with everlasting love
You've taken me in


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 Post subject: Re: Bookends... or something like that
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:37 am 
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This trip is looking like a real kairos moment in your life Kitty. Thanks for sharing with us.

It's also good you survived such a long walk ... NOT!! Glad you've still got your sense of humor.

Be blessed -

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 Post subject: Re: Bookends... or something like that
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:47 am 
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Very moving, Kitty. Good observation...bookends indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: Bookends... or something like that
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Blackhawk wrote:
Very moving, Kitty. Good observation...bookends indeed.


Yes, very moving. What more to say? God is good. Life is hard. Grasp the epiphany and live in the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Bookends... or something like that
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:29 pm 
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Thought of Simon and Garfunkel's companion pieces "Old Friends" and "Bookends" (link to lyrics and cords):

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/s/s ... ds_crd.htm

http://www.guntheranderson.com/v/data/bookends.htm

Glad to hear things are working out little by little.

I'm also very glad to see some pictures. I know that there are some falls you can hike into that are supposed to be pretty nice, but I also remember those that are just off the road (towards Waimea Canyon, right?). I wasn't fooled for a minute -- not me -- no, I didn't have this sinking feeling that Kitty had actually hiked into a place that I was too lazy to go to. Not fooled at all. [-( ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bookends... or something like that
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khl wrote:
Thought of Simon and Garfunkel's companion pieces "Old Friends" and "Bookends" (link to lyrics and cords):

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/s/s ... ds_crd.htm

http://www.guntheranderson.com/v/data/bookends.htm

Glad to hear things are working out little by little.

I'm also very glad to see some pictures. I know that there are some falls you can hike into that are supposed to be pretty nice, but I also remember those that are just off the road (towards Waimea Canyon, right?). I wasn't fooled for a minute -- not me -- no, I didn't have this sinking feeling that Kitty had actually hiked into a place that I was too lazy to go to. Not fooled at all. [-( ;)

:laughing: I know the feeling, Keith!

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 Post subject: Re: Bookends... or something like that
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khl wrote:
Thought of Simon and Garfunkel's companion pieces "Old Friends" and "Bookends" (link to lyrics and cords):

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/s/s ... ds_crd.htm

http://www.guntheranderson.com/v/data/bookends.htm

Glad to hear things are working out little by little.

I'm also very glad to see some pictures. I know that there are some falls you can hike into that are supposed to be pretty nice, but I also remember those that are just off the road (towards Waimea Canyon, right?). I wasn't fooled for a minute -- not me -- no, I didn't have this sinking feeling that Kitty had actually hiked into a place that I was too lazy to go to. Not fooled at all. [-( ;)


Thanks for the links, Keith. Funny, after reading "bookends" I started playing it (or trying to) on my Every Whistle. Two of my all-time favorite Simon and Garfunkel songs, along with "The Boxer", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", and "The Boxer".


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Nice pictures .... and glad that things are settling down .... enjoy thie time.

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When I saw the title I thought of this generation that is taking care of adult children and aging parents. Glad to see you are seeing some of the island. It is a place I have never been. I love the falls.

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ConnieS wrote:
Yes, very moving. What more to say? God is good. Life is hard. Grasp the epiphany and live in the moment.


Well said, Connie.

Wish I could visit that temple site.


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your first picture speaks to me of the past and the present.lovely meaningful shot.bless you in the decisions that lay ahead.


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