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Friday, December 11, 2015

A Much Needed Peace

Cloud Art by Joan Ellen Gage
 
Here at the penultimate holiday of the western world and beyond, there is so much hype about peace and love, and traditional values. I feel there is actually very little peace and love given freely on our planet.

I am reminded of the words to John Lennon's song, Imagine. I pray that we do not forget these words, and that someday they will be true. Please read them at the bottom of this post.

Peace on Earth to all!

Joan
 
"Imagine"

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one 
 
by John Lennon
1971 
JOAN’S BOOKS:
STRANGER IN A STRANGE SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140

©All creative works by Joan Ellen Gage are her exclusive property, and Joan maintains the legal rights to them.
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MOVING THROUGH LIFE!



Hello!

I know, It's been ages since I've written; but I really have been busy with life.

When we moved to the "space coast" 8 years ago, I really didn't like the change.  Of course I don't like change, anyway.  It took me a while to realize that I was experiencing age prejudice when applying for work.  I never realized that I was "over the hill" in my 50's, what a shock.

What I have learned from these years is patience, and to slow down.  As an energetic, self-starting person, this was very difficult.  I do think I have slowed down considerably, now.  A car accident, and resulting treatment were major contributing factors.

You have to take the good with the bad, this is life.  I am blessed because things could have been much worse for me.  I have good people on my side and I am thankful for that.  I have good health and love in my life.  I have great family and friends.

So, as I leave Florida for the most part, and move on; I head toward another chapter in my life.  As the GEN-X's like to say, it's all good!

Here is a poem from the up and coming book, A Redhead Looks At 60!

Peace out,

Joan



Don’t Desert Yourself

Oh yea though I keep walking through
The desert of my past
Criticizing what went wrong
And if only I hadn’t said or done that

We can’t go back and fix these events
They are carved in stone
All we can repair Is our attitude toward ourselves
And move on

We need to give
Our inner children
Some tough love
And encourage them to grow up and out of the past 
And into the now. Carpe Deum!




JOAN’S BOOKS:
STRANGER IN A STRANGE SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140

©All creative works by Joan Ellen Gage are her exclusive property, and Joan maintains the legal rights to them.