LIFE is for………….add on to it….!!

Our buddy Bocopro wrote this in a comment yesterday and I got to thinking this might be a fun exercise for us…..especially since we need uplifting things to read and contribute to these days!     Please fire away with what YOU think LIFE IS FOR………..

…. petting puppies, catching fireflies, skinny dipping, Chicago-style pizza, John Wayne movies, falling in love, and having no regrets.

Please continue the list…..after me!

I’d include…life is for kittens, sisters, the ocean, sunsets, dear friends, spaghetti and meatballs, mac ‘n cheese,  Leon Russell……(so much more but I’ll leave some for you)

SO, everybody:  In COMMENTS, please add to LIFE IS FOR……….

 

Thanks!  Z

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18 Responses to LIFE is for………….add on to it….!!

  1. Life is time on a deserted beach — with the man I Iove.

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  2. Life is for preparing for the next life.

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  3. geeez2014 says:

    AOW…so sweet…..love that one.

    Ed….yes, the most important thing……….but now tell us earthly stuff you love!

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  4. Kid says:

    .. is for learning, sharing, and brushing cats of course.

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  5. -FJ says:

    Life is for creating and experiencing the collateral beauty.

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  6. bocopro says:

    Walkin along inna early mornin with that big ol’ moon beamin down and Regulus a few degrees away shinin like some kinda gemstone on a backdrop of black satin . . . . .

    You doesn’t hasta be devout or religious or even believe in any of the mythic paradigms to experience that resonance in your core when you consider the magnificence of it all.

    The stately movement of the wandering planets, the permanence of the stars, the order and grandeur of SO MUCH stuff over SUCH VAST expanses . . . makes ya wonder a lotta things, like why? who? whut fer?

    Mother Nature sends an evening thundershower to rinse the place down, making the air clean and cool next mornin and the trees still holdin onto those last droplets, glitterin like li’l rhinestones in the streetlights and moonlight and headlights.

    Neat stuff. Reminds me of those spectacular sunsets down around the equator in the western Pacific when some Indonesian volcano burps and spreads ejecta all over the sky to act as prisms for the evening sun.

    Or a dark spot on the horizon along about 1400 on a hot day transiting from ‘Nam to Subic for some upkeep and the Captain comes out and sez, “Ron, steer for that cloud and let’s see if we can clean her up a bit.”

    So I check the binnacle and give the helmsman a course to intercept the growing, growling, gray cloud. Very few things more beautiful and awe-inspiring than a thunderstorm at sea you could run away from if you chose to or take head-on just for the hell of it.

    The wind freshens, whitecaps appear, things in the rigging start to sing, ship begins to roll from side to side, the bow throwing its white mustache out far enough to be seen from the bridge wings, the cooks grabbin stuff in the galley, bitchin and cussin.

    Atavistic. Sensual. Raw. Stimulating. Just enough element of danger to be briefly exciting and get a bit of adrenaline into the system. No real risk on an 8,000 ton light cruiser, but something to break up the monotony of those long watches on the bridge during solo transit after weeks of plane guard behind a friggin bird farm in the GoT.

    And then it’s over. Bluejackets are back on deck doing their thing, O-1 deck and fantail washed clean of soot and stack gas, ASROC launcher all clean and shiny, forward missile launcher pointing the way ahead, flyin fish back up to the surface after the wind mixing.

    Love it. Don’t miss it, ‘cause it’s still there in my head, and I can go revisit and replay the video any time I want. Not sure I’d wanna go back to sea today on modern ships. Hell, the last ship I rode was built the year after I was born (keel laid in 1941).

    Don’t wanna go back to Singapore, either, or Hong Kong, or Manila, or Bangkok. Wouldn’t be the same as I remember, and I don’t wanna foul up those memories I can go back and relive. I mean, hell . . . I’ve already edited out all the unpleasantries.

    Yeah, much of my life – like most other folks’, I reckon – has been like a float on a lake, at the mercy of winds and currents beyond my control. Always somebody there to tell me where to go, what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and why it needed to be done.

    Once in a while, tho, I tacked against the wind and found new jobs, new places, new adventures, and even dropped anchor in Paradise a time or two. Definitely putted against the grain in mate selection, too. No hometown bubblegummer for me. And hit a home run with the one I finally latched onto – sorry for the mixed metaphors.

    So . . . if I got a do-over, I’d do it all the same. ‘Cept for the smoking and a coupla other things. Nice to have no regrets, just comfortable little rooms filled with good memories where I can go spend some time now and then.

    Nice not to have serious problems, too. I mean, I live better than prob’ly 95% of the people on the planet. Not rationalizing, just assessing reality. Quite sure I’m happier with what I got – which is enough – than many of the millionaires in Brentwood or Malibu who have TOO much of nearly everything, except humility and common sense.

    Hard to avoid that twang in your innards when you see that moon, or Venus, or Jupiter in the mornin sky. ‘Preciate it. Glad I can still experience it even tho things are gettin harder to focus on and my thumbs are so bad I can’t even operate the clippers to do my own fingernails these days.

    Nice to have an exotic mate who’s a great cook and grandkids who adore her. Yeah, life. It’s good. And who needs Park Avenue or Brentwood.

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  7. Baysider says:

    … preparing for the next life. Becoming readied to be in God’s presence. Once all the clutter is swept away, and you lose energy, mind, family and savings you will still have a treasure waiting for you. Be ready to enjoy it the most. Wish we could truly KNOW this at 20.

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  8. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider, I SO want to hear frivolous FUN things in this life that my readers enjoy!
    I TOTALLY agree with you, and Ed mentioned faith filled things, too, of course.
    Let’s think FRIVOLOUS, I believe that God wants us enjoying HERE, too….I wish I truly knew THAT in my 20s! (see you tomorrow at noon…!)

    BOCOPRO! What do you know of BRENTWOOD? After that whole lovely comment, it hit me in the nose! BRENTWOOD?! HA!! And oh, yes, that Malibu beach is LOVELY and not everyone there’s a heathen, liberal who doesn’t notice the lovely things in life!

    Kid..learning, sharing..brushing cats. Perfect!

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    FJ, did you see that film? I haven’t ever even heard of it but I like the trailer. Except Will Smith and Helen Mirren aren’t 2 people I’d want explaining the film like they do…….well, they can explain the film but stop talking as if you really get it. Will Smith, whose wife can’t stop talking about their very personal sex lives…yuck. Sorry to go negative, but what a turn off they are.

    Still, I like the sound of this movie…….and agree with its concept…

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  10. geeez2014 says:

    BY THE WAY, EVERYONE: Today the BIG NEWS in the case of the disappeared student, Mollie Tibbets, is “They have video of her running the day before her disappearance and this will really help!” WHAT? How?

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  11. Baysider says:

    Honestly, I’m not in a space to think about joys here. Total blank. Perhaps QUIET. It’s all I want now.

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  12. geeez2014 says:

    “….drinking good single malt while listening to Coltrane.” Ducky’s LIFE IS FOR……..

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  13. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider, I can only imagine. And yes, QUIET is a good one…
    Lunch tomorrow will be fun…I hope it’ll be a good ‘get away’ for you…Am looking forward to seeing you.

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  14. I love going out with my sweetie on our boat, but honestly, I can’t say that is what life is for.
    It would be an empty life.

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  15. bunkerville says:

    having the iggles back on Thursday night football this week! I know,,,,just can’t be serious now.. 🙂

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  16. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, nobody’s asking you to put faith aside…just asking we loosen up and have fun with this.
    Glad you enjoy your wife and your boat!

    Bunkerville? “iggles” Thursday night football? What happened to Monday Night Football!? (can you tell I’m a BASKETBALL fan?!!) XXX

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  17. -FJ says:

    @Z,

    The movie has been on the premium channels all week… so yes, I’ve seen it. It’s a depressing subject (death of a child), but it has some surprisingly bright moments. I’d give it 3 stars and a recommendation to see it if you get the opportunity. And “no”, it has zero chance of ever replacing “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a Christmas movie.

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  18. geeez2014 says:

    Thanks, FJ, I’d always honor any recommendation of yours….and no , very few are “It’s a Wonderful Life” 🙂

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