Ride The Wild Horse

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My Robot: Horatio


It’s five o’clock and the road is backed up with new traffic.  It’s funny how without trying too hard we all think alike. This Wednesday the endless long line of never ending traffic proves that everyone has taken the new highway to get home.  I’ve got to get home by 7:00 pm, no later. My feet are sore, stomach roaring and I am mentally going over my to do list.  Why isn’t the work done at 5 pm? One answer, my second job begins, house chores and projects.  Yes that must be the answer.

Horatio is waiting for me.  The most wonderful gift from my extravagant girlfriend Trina, a world-class traveler and entertainer.  Quite privileged and eccentric, Trina would always return with unusual but interesting souvenirs for me to deposit in my closet.  However I cherish Horatio above the clothing and jewelry, so he stands right at my front door to greet me with all I need.

Since I watched the movie series, Horatio Hornblower, I fell in love with actor Ioan Gruffudd and most especially his character Horatio.  I highly recommended watching it to Trina and consequently she fell in love with Horatio too.  Anyway, Trina found me a robot assembled to look exactly like Horatio Hornblower and Ioan Gruffudd.  What a coincidence!  Costly, but Trina still bought it for me. If only I could be so privileged to be eccentric, but then again she is a wonderful and generous friend who travels ten months out the year.

Traffic is moving slowly, I will probably be home at 6:30 pm.  Not exactly what I was hoping to meet.  My mind is on Horatio.  He will be waiting for me. I am almost there.  As I drive the mile long road that leads to my house, I hear his voice, “Welcome home my lady.”  This beats the “Oh your home,” from my ex husband. 

I race to the front door with five minutes left.  My keys are out and I quickly turn the locks.  Horatio greets me then takes my hand and leads me to the living room table where it’s already set up with everything he will need.  He takes off my shoes,  and proceeds to wash, dry and massage my feet, my pet peeve, but a necessity.  Now what will I get Trina?  It’s my true friends that truly help me to love me.


Foot soak



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Daily Prompt: Nice Is as Nice Does

Tell us about the nicest thing you’ve ever done.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us KINDNESS.


Blog about the nicest thing I’ve ever done.  Wow, who can know the true answer to that question?  Certainly anyone who has sung my praises.  But that would be boring.


The hardest part of my entire life.  Yet those who have and continue receive more they could ever hope to in their normal lifetime.  Here’s how:

  1. New friendships.
  2. Personal healing.
  3. Honest relationships.
  4. New beginnings.
  5. An open mind.
  6. Strength.
  7. Emotional intelligence.
  8. Control of my life.
  9. Purpose.
  10. Personal Growth.

Don’t get me wrong, forgiveness is not easy.  I just know when to take back the controls when others seek to take them away.  Be nice and forgive away!

Personal Development


Success for me is to get my daughter to eat all three meals that I prepare.  I’ve increased my efforts in thinking up attractive and tasty original meals.  I would deem this a personal success whenever I consistently achieve this goal.  However we all measure success differently.  An which way success is allocated, we all must be in some way original.

When younger there seems to be an endless list of  possibilities or opportunities to achieve personal success.  As we get older the possibilities decrease or become less likely.  When in a rut, we live can live an unpromising or dull course of daily life.

Responsibilities pile pm is as we grow older.  Sometimes our circumstances seem to conspire against us.  Many forces chip away at what creative energy that we have left.  To prevent this from ever happening you must be willing to reinforce your abilities.

To stay young at heart or to prevent a decline in your creative energy you must be willing to work at it a little more.  So therefore,

  1. Nurture
  2. Build
  3. Reinforce

your creative potential so that your capacities for change can stand the test of time.  So what will I cook tonight?