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Saturday, 22 October 2016





                                                                  - Serenity -

Some simple ponderings for today...

The simple things are still often the best...

Everyone is always so busy in this fast paced modern life...

But we still require the same BASIC things that our ancestors did... think about it... ;)

Don't forget to take time to rest and find some peace & serenity in your day... today!

Recharge, refresh and you will have the energy to be more productive and enjoy the process :-)

Have a great day!

cheers
Raylene

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

"Running Back Through the Corridors of Time... Oh the Memories that Capture my mind..."




There is something about run down old farm houses that intrigues me... there used to be quite a few around where I grew up... but not many are left now... they have been condemned and wrecked...


There were so many beautiful old homesteads, on country properties... yet sadly time has taken its toll and hardship taken one too many blows for their occupants... many have walked off the land, some have taken their lives as the extremes of drought and tough times has sent them to the wall in despair - with little to no relief in sight...


Life is fragile, and my mind ponders the lives of those who had once walked within the corridors and rooms of now abandoned homes... what adventures and misfortunes did they embrace? What miseries and blissful moments did they encounter? What accomplishments and setbacks? What tragedy and triumphs did they face? What dreams fulfilled or died? Yet now, only a fragment of those times remain... if at all... as a distant memory or tales and stories told by relatives and friends... should they have been survived by any...




Then I consider my own encounters and what I have achieved amidst my own years of struggle and triumph... for none of us are immune to suffering and we all experience the same emotions of joy or despair... some more than others... it is part of the human condition!


What legacy will I leave? Did I do the best I could with what I have? I know I have always tried to do my best and to do what is right... but that doesn't mean I have always succeeded in the way that I wanted to! By far! I have had many miserable failings, made poor choices and suffered the consequences!



BUT... I've also had times of sweet joyous success after the toil of following my dreams, for surely this is what adventures are made of! What inspires and spurs us on to accomplish something greater than ourselves... to push past the pain for the gain and the glory of leaving a legacy... and so another chapter is written in the story as life continues to unfold...




For me, that pursuit and passion has always been expressed in music... and it is here in my own unique songs that my story unfolds and is told... the good, bad and the ugly... I invite you to walk through the corridors of time with me as you listen to my songs and I sincerely hope you will find encouragement and inspiration as you share these moments with me...


cheers
Raylene