Friday, January 2, 2015

New to me...

I watched silently as the world celebrated the final moments of 2014 and nothing...not a glimmer nor a spark. 2014 had been the year of loss and reflection and now I stood, atop another. I found myself filled with uncertainty and skepticism, diminishing the fresh anticipation of 2015. So as I reflect in the twinkle of this new year on my solemn departure from the old, this is my resolution...

If it be thy will oh Lord,
lead me with thy great accord,
in each step I have to take...
for me and for my loved ones sake.
Hold me closely to your heart
till we can't be told apart,
let my light shine from your flame
and to my loved ones, do the same
for though we are but specks on Earth
with you oh Lord we'll find our worth.

Amen

Deo Volente aka
K.E.C
1/2/15

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My Wish this season

Another year has managed to slip by and here we are again, on the skirt tail of a new one. Standing in the hue of Christmas lights, the shadow of hope, the sparkle of dreams and wishing for what ever our hearts hold dear. For me my wishes are simple; may everyone find themselves cloaked in the love of God and family and dream as vast as the night sky because with faith and love the possibilities are endless.

Merry Christmas World!

D.V
12/23/14

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hollywoodized!

Have you ever read a book and loved it? As every line shackled you and with bated breath you simply could not wait to turn the page, romance novels do not count (personally I detest those things). I mean a book, a tale so riveting it plays like a movie in your mind. Assuming you said yes and the memory has come flooding back, you're smiling aren't you? now flip the script. Ever watched a movie of a book without reading the book and was captivated by it, so much so you could not wait to get your hands on the book? After all the book is always better right... au contraire.
I watched the movie " A walk to remember" more than a dozen times, having fallen in love with it from the first time I saw it. Over the years it has ranked as one of my favorite movies of all time. Well several months ago I got my hands on the book and a few weeks ago I read it. Let me tell you I was crushed, had I read the book then seen the movie who knows how I would feel. So I offer this advise to those who have seen and loved the movie, leave the book on the shelf or if you must read it, forget about the movie. The two are very different, in fact, the religious premiss of the book is almost completely removed. The similarities begin and end with the names of the characters, almost all else has been... dare I say, "hollywoodized!" I am not at all sure how I feel about that.

D.V.
10/22/14

Monday, August 11, 2014

What a loss!

I am stunned at the news of Robin William's passing, he is my absolute favorite comedian. There was never and never will there be anyone as talented as he. May he rest in peace.

D.V.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Empathy and the lack there of...

I watch the news or what snippet of it I can find each day, I have always been that way. In my youth I made a point to watch the year in review just to see if I had missed anything during the year. Lately I have had the hardest time watching the news for a few reasons. To begin with there is so much tragedy, hatred and cruelty. It's as though humans are caught in the grip of something sinister, I have a hard time listening to the broadcasters and or reporters. I would like to think that this is a turn of the screw, deeper yet no different than the turn before it but I can't. I have come to the conclusion that greed and lack of empathy seems to dictate the actions of so many, we as a human race are destined to rip each other to pieces. What happened to our world? I sit here thinking of a song by Lou Rawls that I loved long ago, maybe you know it, if not, it's worth looking up. It's called "What's the matter with the world" it goes on to say "has the world gone mad, nothing's wrong with the world, it's just the people that's in it" It all gives me pause; war, disease, murder and the list goes on. I just don't see the harm in the idea of live and let live but I suppose that would require empathy and not too many of us even understand what that means anymore.

Be well
Deo.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Now that it's over....

After 4 long years of waiting, it's over! I can honestly say that this world cup came with more ups and downs than most for me. I found that more teams played what I have always called "dirty" and that was troublesome. The up side however was those teams did not get very far, so yes, there is justice. The USA did far better than they were given credit for, next time I hope that they improve stamina, speed and rush the goal a bit more. Still, I can say anything since I am just sitting and watching, after all... "everyone has an opinion". I have gained great respect for several players this year and more than once my heart broke as they and their teams were eliminated. When the final match rolled around I had no favorite because I liked both teams but as the game progressed it went without saying that Germany played a better and cleaner game so they earned the win. That said without naming names or pointing fingers I will say this...for the teams who played dirty, clean up your act please, children are watching. For the teams who fell short but played with all their hearts, do not be discouraged. For my home team, you made us proud! For Germany and Argentina...hats off to you both. With that I shall begin my count down to World Cup 2018.

Play fair and Play hard World :)

Deo

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Soccer...the real foot ball :)

Well it is that time again...FIFA has me parked in front of my television and until the final whistle I shall not be moved! As always though it irritates me when some of these talented young men play dirty, why not play by the rules and let the score tell the tale. Never the less I hold out hope that the world will watch and cheer along with me, setting aside our differences and celebrating the passion and heart that goes into playing this great sport for 90 plus minutes.

P.S.
I don't care what anyone says, I will scream and cheer for the red white and blue...win or lose!

Go World
Deo.