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Dec 14th…

Simple. True.

And applies to self as well πŸ™‚

Dec 10th…

Now We Are Free …epic πŸ™‚

Dec 10th…

Dec 9th…

In each moment’s breath
Each careful step
Life is in living.

A fav πŸ™‚

Dec 8th…

Dec 8th…

Leaders are readers

Dec 6th…

Concerning relationships…

I’m not exactly sure what it is,

But am confident what it is not.

Nov 29th…

About time to fly for a stretch

Nov 26th…

Now this tweaked my existential neutrons

“The ego is a veil between humans and God”

– Rumi

Nov 25th…

Oddly, a deja vu of sorts. That strange feeling of being precisely back in the same emotional spot, though time and space have distanced the two events. The exact same textures play themselves out. Is this a fork in the road, or will it result in the same path yet again. Remember this date…

Nov 23rd…

Many pure reflections contained within I hold near and dear to my heart. Composed 90 years ago, in another time, albeit framed in timeless notions of being human. I see relationships with others in this, and most importantly the relationship with one’s self.

DESIDERATA
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.Β 

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.Β 

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.Β 

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.Β 

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.Β 

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.Β 

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.Β 

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.Β 

Nov 20th…

Though I didn’t write this, tripping over it is ironic. And believe in its premise πŸ™‚

Nov 20th…

Troof!!!

https://apple.news/A8Yp_JYiPRdOjpUZA7bvMJA

Nov 17th…

This is so wicked, it’s full vetting out the postulations of quantum mechanics, as first envisioned. As first debated by its founders in the 1930s! Considered too wild to be true, data is undeniable

Time entanglement now. The veracity it entanglement has been established now through 3 dimensions of space, now time. A 4th dimension. What is next? πŸ˜‰

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwir9Jb-l93eAhUr3IMKHbAiD6gQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencealert.com%2Fif-you-thought-quantum-mechanics-was-weird-check-out-entangled-time&psig=AOvVaw2a_9-cpqH_2wJnfSUl-w3C&ust=1542604573197020

Nov 17th…

If the universe is infinite and comprises all of our existence and is expanding, what is it exactly expanding into?

Mind you the expansion is in fact accelerating, based on empirical data.

Nov 14th…

This is badass and sooo frickn cute!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqKbqraFssS/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ur0bue6sq5lf

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqKbqraFssS/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ur0bue6sq5lf

Nov 13th…

Maybe romance isn’t dead after all. Evoked a wide smile and teary eyes from me :))

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqGIRXuFVyG/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=wzmj0yl6wcj0

Nov 11th..

Akin to the commanders Tariq Ibn Ziyad and Hernan Cortes, one must burn the ships that brought us here to this point in our adventure of life, at the point of no return.

Great song! What a duet

https://youtu.be/g3ENX3aHlqU

Nov 8th…

Perhaps a good thing not liplocking with anyone, anytime soon 🀣

I think these growths appear quick in shaker bottle from using RO water and just rinsing it out mostly. Not chlorinated or fluorinated lol

Nov 7th…

Never easy to watch those we love, fall

Be humbled

Need help when a major life impacting illness befalls them

Hard to understand when one is convinced they’ll withstand anything

Perhaps one day, lone man standing

https://youtu.be/0Ej2OUGLH68

Nov 4th…

Best thought I heard today, I think it applies to our relationships as well…

😊

Oct 30th…

A nice ideal, worthy of a dream πŸ™‚

Oct 29th…

Ahhhh can collect my whits again and regroup mentally

https://www.melloliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/img_3797.mov

Oct 29th…

New Home/Lock screen image. Mulling how some make it important people in their lives. I guess I did when married. Who they wish to see when they pick up their phone or when get a call. Lol is it like wearing a ring, a wedding band… something visible to self and others… albeit digital in nature? Ahhhh oh well

This image won astronomy contest. Long exposure technique. The red galaxies/stars are of course older (billions of years) and blues younger, meaning born recently or perhaps millions of years ago. Thought provoking.

Oct 29th…

I’ve brushed dizzying heights of your soul,

Then swam the depths of your corals…

I think there’s moments we can always return to, aside from any current joy, grief, angst or disarray in one’s life – if we take the time to seal those moments and transcend them, become part of them – so the moment and ourself are indistinguishable – but “if”, and only if…

😊

Remembering a happy moment, where I wasn’t an add on or another was an intrusion amidst that time, no distractions from anyone else except that time together, where someone else took the pics due to purposely having stowed my phone, because our participation was celebrated and was “there” as one with them.

Site of my scuba cert… πŸ™‚

Oct 28th…

Something I made up and shared with a few that was hilarious. Openly laughed at responses, though by myself at the moment when others responded. Still laughing as I drift asleep. Tacked on my responses lol cuz they wouldn’t let me off the hook to ask just them…

What was…

– The last song you listened to?

– The last thing you ate?

– The last book you read?

– The last movie you saw at theaters?

– The last item you went shopping for and bought because you ”had to have it”?

– The last thing that made you laugh?

– The last time you were happy?

– The last person you said β€œI love you” to? (And it could be another sentient being πŸ˜‰ )

Answers…

“- Better in Time

– Crunchy Sardine Salad

– The Master Key

– A Star Is Born

– Last flight lesson and bought some gear

– (her, respecting her privacy so won’t name) doing a lil dance at Crossroads Village with her pony tails out side of her nog’n looking like that character from Batman

– When I was at Crossroads Village… reminiscing some made me smile.

– Basher and Brandon when I said drive safe on their way home just now”

Oct 28th…

Am feeling less and less need to write of her, in fact actually have to stop and think to do it sometimes. For she has what she needs now. And she is clearly capable of walking her own path, with those she chooses. Sometimes we walk alone… sometime we’re joined for awhile by another… regardless, we each walk our own path for that journey is something only we own. πŸ™‚

Oct 25th…

She is as if a fire from a spark

A Phoenix from the ashes which destroyed her

Blazing forth, doing her part

A solitary sojourn

She did tread

A new searing spirit

From a single spark of last night’s fire, returned home to rekindle a fire πŸ™‚

Oct 24th PM…

https://www.melloliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/img_3496.movOct 24th …

Connected in heart but not in spacetime

https://youtu.be/CRR9ExA53Tc

Oct 24th…

Am beside myself with joy of a kid at Christmas with being able to refill that bird feeder at home!!😊

Icey 23rd…

https://www.melloliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/img_3447.movOct 22nd…

A memorable date

Twice a day, born

It’s somber reminder

Of bittersweet scorn

Ahhhh, here’s to life and

Two greats, one great song πŸ™‚

https://youtu.be/Ll_QeA-1LZM

Oct 20th PM…

Am thrilled at the kids’ pursuit of new house. Was tickled they asked me to be part of the home inspection. Beyond impressed at their first house, still pinching myself over the deal they’re getting. Super large, new home, very well cared for, small town, easy driving distance to developed areas, great schools, … so happy for them!

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Oct 19th…

Rustic dinner for 1. And thoroughly enjoying it alone with firebox welds snap’n and the steak sizzling. Salad is almost down the hatch. Mushrooms and broccoli simmering in the ghee … πŸ™‚

Oct 18th…

https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a23813974/lady-gaga-opens-up-about-sexual-assault-and-mental-health-elle-women-in-hollywood-acceptance-speech/

A must watch, powerful message. Manno!

https://youtu.be/14KX7xOJsqE

Oct 17th…

What a fantastic bird, broken wing.. broken leg… daughter works at vet and they have him under their care. Such an intense visually engaging owl.

Oct 16th PM …

Almost done cleaning deadwood from a part of life’s clutter.Β  Moving forward, some favs for new start. I need to get updated pics from each of their new houses, and my makeover as well …
Some of my girls in my life that make me smile πŸ™‚

Oct 16th …

Moving off FB is liberating. Such an inept and risky platform for security plus the C-level crew there is flat out fraudulent. Instagram (I know, FB owns em 😬) and personal webspace best for now, at least until thats monetized and advertising becomes too bothersome. I can understand why its founders flinched and left FB. Am dig’n the full control without ads πŸ™‚
Taking steps with Inrupt and Solid work, as the internet undergoes major changes again. Looking forward to my own POD and continued dev of my own webspace.
Some fond memories, as I look back. I recall barely being able lift the grandgems, after my spinal fusion in 2016, yet they always make me smile regardless.

Oct 15th…

Rough one, stoic reflections kinda day to keep moving…
:/

Oct 13th PM…

Taking these snack boards to an art form level! My mouth is watering! Have to stir one up soon

https://moncheribridals.com/wedding-ideas/the-charcuterie-board-must-be-the-coolest-wedding-idea-for-2016/

Oct 13th…

Shout out to #paulstamets who’s genius and dedication to mycology is fundamentally having a positive impact on people’s lives. My own specifically, and using his field guide, videos, podcasts, home DIY kits … have been able to finally get relief on some vexing neuropathic challenges.

More importantly, his team’s body of work has connected me to nature in unprecedented ways from bees to trees πŸ™‚

The more I hear him speak, the more am reassured there is goodness and humility in people that can make fundamental shifts with helping others.

This dude is a badass, hands down.

https://www.google.com/search?q=paul+stamets&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

Oct 13th…

Crazy on you…

https://youtu.be/EZ7inhwScSQ

Oct 12th…

Oct 12th…

When you have just yourself to worry about, the stuff you can do…

new record πŸ™‚

Type of wood and airflow affect temps greatly

https://www.melloliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/img_3058.mov

Oct 11th…

So I swung an ax for first time since the surgeries and it’s “all there”. Still have it πŸ™‚ Splitting wood from tree that fell out front in storm this past summer, it was still moist so really had to swing hard to get it to split…

Anyhow, I love this shit. Been sampling temps nonstop…

Oct 10th…

The rain descends with its all too familiar soaking splash outside.

And she’s on my mind,
as familiar is the wind to the branches,
kissing the needlesΒ of the towering white pines…

Oct 9th…

Fascinated not only by the material but how I see these traits in others… even myself! lol

Starlite, the wonder material that never was

http://www.bbc.com/reel/playlist/searching-for-starlite?vpid=p06llq7w

Oct 8th…

Reminder…

Oct 8th…

Making progress, last major exterior construction for the Fall before bitter cold sets in for winter.

Thinking of how far have come and accomplished with this project after major construction across all levels… two surgeries (my own personal reconstruction lol) and just flat out getn after it!πŸ’ͺ🏽

Looking forward to the trips soon.

PS – so fascinated by the EGlass in new windows. Can see diff between new windows and old slider. The glare from slider so annoying…

Oct 7th…

We look back when we reflect, of all the hopes and dreams… of the regrets.

Despite the pains, the lessons learned

Did some good, got great deal right :))

Oct 6th…

Emotional intelligence guidance, these are gems. Good article πŸ™‚

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ten-fundamental-truths-change-your-life-dr-travis-bradberry

Oct 5th…

And now picture window #2 in sunroom. Prep’n header and sill. Didn’t make the cutout, will do in a day or two. Headed to help the kids with moving in new home πŸ™‚

Oct 5th…

https://youtu.be/CRR9ExA53Tc

Oct 4th…

One down, one to go in sunroom. Almost there for major exterior work wrapped before winter. And just in time, these winters are brutal here on Lake Huron. These 6 ftr picture windows are a bear to handle but look great when snapped in. What a difference E-glass makes. Old school slider (left) vs new window (right) in the last pic

:))

Oct 3rd…

Transcendent artist, and an epic life story. I can relate

https://youtu.be/hzy5IvnSUcs

Oct 2nd…

Just a great jam! πŸ™‚

https://youtu.be/o8pQLtHTPaI

Oct 1st…

Road warrior mode, construction is everywhere it seems. Good ole Flint, after making the rounds… downtown!

Mott CC is an excellent community college πŸ™‚

Sep 30th…

To pursue life as a

single

resonate

harmonious

audible

tone

Clear and distinct.

There are no pretenses what that unique vibration will be

Nor should be

When you hear it, you know precisely what it is

What you expect from it

Whether nature, a source from animals or human…

A pure tone πŸ™‚

Sep 30th…

Full day ruck’n it for Basher. Finished kitchen appliances, furnace repair, water heater repairs and house water filtration solution. Seeing her and Brandon working very hard and so excited about their new place is fulfilling as a dad. Seeing your progeny spread their wings and take risks for even greater reward πŸ™‚

Sep 28th…

Just managing to get last of major exterior work in front of house done before the real cold sets in. Set the 2nd large picture window in the front. Had to rebuild entire front of house first, below the shiplap layer lol hooboy, that was fun.

What a productive stretch this summer was! Multiple challenges and still steering the house with incredible accomplishments. Will button up this reconstruction project over the winter.

Love these types of projects πŸ’ͺ🏽

Sep 28th…

Found letters unexpectedly while doing construction on the abode, I wrote as a man, younger and in my 20s. Such a strange and powerful vibe holding them. Sense of peace too. Letters to my ex, they reflected hopes and dreams for a future about to play out. The sense of what I was… what was to come… the ceaseless flame of hope that appears to be inherent in me… the fulfilling and nostalgic sense of being someone else’s hope… their dream expressed in words you hold. Written to”you”, framed in loving linguistic play.

Brought smiles and acknowledgement of how far have come since then.

Sep 28th…

Great soulful tune. Am surmising another soundtrack to buy πŸ™‚

Sep 25th…

Sep 23rd…

Sep 23rd…

Long day. Crawling into hayloft, sharing a few memories from earlier.

Though I missed seeing Her azure eyes,

Nothing more rewarding than helping your kids when you see them taking steps to learn their way. Water was theme today in their new home. Helping them keep defeat from their eyes.

Struggling but stepping anyway.

Very proud of them in their new home, scraping out an abode. And a life together. πŸ™‚

Sep 22nd…

The charango which opens up a bit in, truly is a rainbow, as the title implies.

Arcoiris πŸ™‚

Sep 22nd…

Sep 21st…Β 

Stuck on this tune

Sep 15th…

Returning to flight line soon

June 20th…

Badass essential oil wax warmer πŸ™‚

Apr 2nd…

Mar 18…

An epic existentialist dance with morality. Not for your typical GIF sniffer. Sam Harris has some of the best interviews

What Is And What Matters

Mar 17…

Mar 17…

Mar 3rd…

No words. Sigh. Right when I need em

Mar 1st…

Beautiful when it blooms for someone who chances upon its scent πŸ™‚

Feb 18th…

Nov 6…

Personal journey. An inspiring moment from Sedona atop the airport mountain

Nov 2… Sojourn starts

Indescribable night of clean air and full moon

Nov 1st… ATC, Diamond Two Six Seven Delta Charlie, 4 miles to northwest inbound entering downwind leg from the left, runway one three …

Or, Floating leaf stalls, keeping wings level with rudder…

Or, Power off stalls …

It all builds towards that solo event

Nov 1st… Haunting tune, am dign the melody

Oct 31… Nothing cures a heavy heart so much as a hug from the grand-gifts πŸ™‚

Oct 30th…

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I am Matt Mello and these are my musings.

Have had a lifelong pursuit of wishing to know at most fundamental level, the basis for how we experience our existence. Ends up being a very important pursuit at this stage of my life, for numerous reasons.

This site is evolving, I guess as we all do. When you visit it in the future, it will assuredly be different.

That much is a constant.:)