Rambling Prose...

Rambling Prose...
.Let's take a walk together.....

Friday, May 4, 2012


My God...where did the year go?  I thought I just celebrated my birthday.  Oh...I did about 360 days ago.  

Well, you know the wonderful thing about that...I'm still here!  I have the privilege of celebrating my birth again with family and friends.  

I have permission to wake up conscious next to my wonderful, beautiful wife, in bed.  I'm able to open my eyes to a wonderful Southern California morning, sunny and fresh, with the scent of flowers in our backyard, and the sound of birds announcing the start of a new day.  

I'm reminded of one of the most important things in my life.."To live everyday to its fullest!"  You know, lately I've been making every effort to do just that.  After all, what is more important than that!  Money, status, possessions...they don't even come close to that ideal.  It's the small, fleeting moments that have the most meaning.  Sitting on the patio listening to nature, enveloped by the silence of just being, recalling a special time in memory, feeling the winds breath, speaking to a loved one, watching a grandchild's discovery, a walking meditation, or meandering through a thought. 

So....on my way to 73 I've covered a lot of territory.  I was born just before World War II, got lucky with great parents, enjoyed an amazing  childhood, had the good fortune of being raised in a rural area of Northern California, experienced wonderful years in high school, developed maturity in the Air Force, finished college and raised a family, had a interesting and challenging career as a Probation Officer, and finally met up with my "Soul Mate"...Paula Casey Githens!

And now....what lies ahead?  Who really knows the answer to that question.  And yet, I know it will only be more of the great adventure that it has been these past 73 years.  You see...what I believe it will be...it will be!  We all create our future by the way we think and believe!  I know that the coming years will be wonderful, because I believe they will be!  The way I figure, I've got at least 15 to 20 good years left, so I won't be leaving the planet before 2027 or 2030!  Plenty of time to accomplish my goals, enjoy my family, and live my beliefs!


So Long for Now...



  1. Awesome ramblings Larry! We each have our "own story". You and Paula are so blessed. Just continue to enjoy every single minute of every single day. We count our abundance of gratitudes every day too. Miss u guys....

    1. Thanks for your nice comments. We would miss you guys if we knew who you are...anonymous! (?)

  2. Again, GREAT writing, my love! I treasure the journey with you and living our lives, sharing with each other and our friends. Happy 'almost' birthday! I love you.