Autumn days

Autumn days are filled with blue skies set against branches

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Trees shedding their tired garments

which swirl and drift down

spreading a rich blanket below

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Evenings of spectacular sunsets of orange and violet

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Nights of clear skies and bright shining stars

Autumn is Nature

embracing the courage

the naked branches stand ready

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to brave the frigid battle

to defy the Winter that lies ahead

Fukang meteorite

Within the rock, translucent golden crystals of a mineral called olivine                        gleamed among a silvery honeycomb of nickel-iron.fukang-meteorite

Its true beauty was revealed when the Fukang meteorite was divided into slices. The Fukang pallasite is one of the greatest meteorite discoveries of the 21st century

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                                        Backlit slices from the Fukang mass are reminiscent                                                                   of stained glass windows crafted in the ancient solar system.

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distress

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human being human making mistakes dealing with problems many out of your control more than you can handle having problems thrust upon you learning to deal with to handle to delegate to commiserate to bitch scream ask why me

Slowly accepting conceding yielding  recognizing it could always be worse                                                                                                                 

People are pebbles too

(found draft from 3 months ago)

people are pebbles too                                                                                                                                              every action you take, every choice you make,                                                                                                sends ripples of effect through the pond of our reality                                                                                                           small acts, small ripples                                                                                                                                                 big acts, bigger ripples                                                                                                                what you do impacts other people  what they do, impacts you

what is your pebble doing right now?                                                                                                                   is it sending ripples of love, compassion,                                                                                                                          and courage throughout our pond,                                                                                                             or is it sending out ripples of envy, anger, and fear?                                                                                        how would you like your pebble to behave?

pressing on

head against the window

Days turn to minutes
And minutes to memories
Life sweeps away the dreams
That we have planned
You are young and you are the future
So suck it up and tough it out
And be the best you can