No essay this week.  I have the great pleasure of experiencing a family reunion of sorts in this very moment.  Posting from afar, it was important you knew good things, really good things are going on right now.

Though we Humans are adaptable to nearly every environment on the Planet, we all yearn for the touch, the hug and the twinkle in the eye from those who love us and know us best.  So take some comfort in joining me outside tonight when I lay back on the grass, put my hands behind my head and look up into the nighttime sky.

There are going to be thousands of stars I don’t normally see.  Sky in the country is different than urban sky and that’s truest at night.  While I take confidence in knowing (scientifically) each one of them is always there whether I can see them or not, I’m still going to do my part and count to be sure.   And, knowing me as I do, I also anticipate losing count somewhere around 34,385 and having to start over.  1, 2, 3…this could take hours (ha!).  While I reset, please know there’s no place I’d rather be tonight than right here.

Be well.  Celebrate my joy as yours as you’ve so generously done for me.  As you travel, please be as kind as you are clever.  See you next week.






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I know I gifted you with Loggins recently, but indulge me again.  CLICK THE PIC and enjoy a track that could be taken verbatim from my Soul in this very moment.  While often associated with the holidays, I can think of no better holiday than the one I’m experiencing right now.  If you have a minute, you are always (in this place) encouraged to sing along.  I am so full right now, in all the right ways.

Dan. Out.




Banner Coastal Redwood Forest by Eric E Photography is used with permission.

Visit Eric at: http://www.ericephoto.com or http://ericephoto.wordpress.com/

Long Road Home [Italy, Tuscany] by Peter Hendrie (© 2012): http://www.peterhendriephotography.com/italy-tuscany-pienze-long-road-home/; Celebrate Me Home: http://cornerofmymindseye.blogspot.com/; I’ll just pretend to hug you till you get here: http://happiness-one-quote-time.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-kitten-left-behind.html





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About dan4kent

Born and raised in the Midwest, Dan lives in the Chicagoland area. With a grown son from a previous marriage, he has since built a committed relationship of 33 years with his partner Rick, the Love of his Life. Having written his whole life, he blogged for years because he has to write…he can’t help it. Know the feeling? There’s ‘good‘ to be found in all of it. “If all I do is leave someone (or something) better than I found them, then I’ve done my part. Thanks for letting me grace your screen, if only for a little while.”
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4 Responses to CELEBRATE ME HOME

  1. purplemary54 says:

    Family reunions rock, whether that family is blood or chosen. Hope you’re having a great time!

  2. ntexas99 says:

    it is always good to hear you are surrounded with contentment and joy … happy for you. 🙂

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