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A Simply Sublime State of Mind

Politics aside, there is much more to me. I am passionate about many things and those are the things which sustain me.


Life Is Too Short

I've been venturing out so much more after being told one too many times to stay home

Life is too short, faith most definitely plays a part, there's just so much beauty on this earth and I was born to roam

How do I start to describe life as I see it, especially in the here and now, in this most recent time

When the words aren't adequate and fall significantly short, I go with my go-to, it's...simply sublime

More time to laugh with loved ones, to enjoy balmy, majestic nights and bright, breezy, beautiful days

Have had me adoring and cherishing this month, so much more than the usual Mays

Not sure if it is about what some seek and what others blatantly, want to take away

I'm not going to get political here, you've all heard, often, what I have had to say

But as far as wondering what it is in me, that which has been sparked and ignited

Why formations of multiple birds, swaying palms or the laughter of a child, gets me more emotional and extremely delighted

I cannot say for certain; the die which has been cast, the time which is forever lost?

I cannot give up any more than I have and just like you, I've weighed the cost

For me, I have to always live life to its fullest, I must do so each and every day

I don't see into the future, only God knows and God will have the final say

So while some not only understand me, they too are living life full and large

Others seem to resent me, seem to judge me, don't like me taking charge

In the end it is all about whether we are willing to take charge and lead

It is the only way, not just in my Country, but across the globe, that we will succeed

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Living In The Moment

We will find out in time, just how an unknown virus was to compare to most

Was it worth it to hunker down, not visit Mom and so quickly give up the ghost

Here of late, I have had my doubts...well, perhaps I have from the start

It seemed to happen so suddenly, we instantly put the horse behind the cart

We have to look no further than a certain Country, Township or State

To realize that what was to befall a certain few, wasn't to be everyone's fate

We gave up the ghost, we put the cart before the horse

Amid threats, differing opinions, politics and even some strong arming; utilizing force

Some ventured out or opened up and were chastised, made to be an example, somehow

As for me, I've barely slowed down and come what may, I'm not about to backtrack now

So love me, hate me, live in fear that I may cross your path and breathe in the direction of you

Living life large, for as long as I may have, is all that I know how to do

I wish all well, I too want this to end, but with every day a new turn, some new doubt

Wondering if it can happen, if too many are living in fear and not living by being out and about

I am here to tell you, the months of Spring, have been simply sublime

We don't get it back, what will you do tomorrow, how will you spend your precious time?

This past weekend I watched a sun rise and I watched it once more, as it set

I spent time with my family; we lived, loved, laughed, without one single regret

And with my final words and thoughts, let's call it, some Motherly advice

If you're thinking about breaking those invisible chains, do it today, don't think twice

For it will take all of us, daring to go for it...taking a monumental stand

Don't put it off until next week or next month, the time is is at hand

It won't get any easier by putting it off another day, now is the right time

in whether you'll remember this season as dark and full of gloom or remember it as...simply sublime

AB Williams

Living In The Moment

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 A B Williams


A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 14, 2020:

Hi Shannon, YES, I agree, this article needed a little Sublime added to the mix! :)

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 14, 2020:

Eric, I am so sorry, you were put on the 'Spam' shelf.

I stumbled across your comment quite by accident...and that upsets me!

Anyhow, I'm with you about studying the US Constitution...wouldn't that be a great study for all Americans!?!

Schools have been in the 'Feelings' business instead of the teaching business and important lessons, such as the US Constitution, have been overlooked for far too long.

That needs to change ASAP!

Maybe now?

While you are going out into the world over there on the West coast, I will be doing the same here on the East coast.

Thanks Eric, take care!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 14, 2020:

Well I keep trying to find problems during this time. I don't have any. That would be I have none personally. But I have been studying - yes studying not just reading, the US constitution lately. There are many cases (precedence) for finding these orders altogether illegal.

And the economy is going to take the "American Way" to get back on track. Which cannot be done if we blindly follow this idea that Gov. knows best. Especially when they are not even elected.

So I go out into the world more than when I did before. Call me a prick.

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 13, 2020:

Good song choice for this hub.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 13, 2020:

I have added some Sublime and I've turned off the 'News', I'm good! :)

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 13, 2020:

You're not supposed to frown.....The winky was so you'd smile.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 13, 2020:

Yeah I suggested that the Author should have just let it lie, but I see that it has taken another ugly turn. :(

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 13, 2020:

"Performative Cruelty," of course. ;)

In general, I'm a very optimistic person. Some might call me too Polyanna for my views on things like forgiveness. However, there does seem to be a lot more division in the world in general. Maybe that's just me getting older, but it does make me want to avoid the media and certain controversial discussions the majority of the time. I see nothing wrong with being child-like in certain ways. Some of the innocence children inherently have is admirable. Like ease of friendships with people who are different, for instance.

That particular thread you just mentioned with the America bashing also mentioned my hometown University. Having grown up there, I could refute some of what she suggested with that quote, but it wouldn't accomplish much.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 13, 2020:

The 'News' is driving me crazy, I think I might need to run away...again and I just back yesterday! ;)

Also, just noticed more America bashing (specifically, the United States of America bashing) going on, here at HP, what is going on with that?

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 13, 2020:

Yes, this all kind of reminds me of Donald Trump. If anything positive is ever said or done when it comes to him, the media MUST immediately negate it and it must be done quickly, whatever it takes.

Same with this danged virus, when anything positive begins to happen, it has to be suddenly undone, it's imperative that it happen quickly....can't have people relaxing and getting back to normal now can we?!?

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 13, 2020:

I stopped watching a couple of weeks ago to focus on just living, especially since I'm around people just as often as I was before due to the nature of my job. It does wonders for peace of mind.

Speaking of those covid updates, have you noticed that they are everywhere? Not just the news. I haven't opened any of them on any device or website, but they are there.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 13, 2020:

I have turned off and tuned out the news for the past few days. My welcome home....was an alert to my phone with 'official' COVID- 19 updates and info.

It is almost as if it's a timing thing - don't dare get too comfortable, don't dare chase after your freedom....

Too late, I am not going to be stupid, but I will never be at the mercy of those whose intentions are less than honorable!

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 12, 2020:

It's so much better than his last one! "Whiskey Glasses" got on my nerves because it was too redundant and the radio stations played it constantly. This one, however, is really good. Rather than chasing a person, it reminds me more of chasing after youth. "That feeling that got gone too soon..." Lord knows, I was certainly in a hurry to get out of my hometown and it certainly wasn't a nowhere town. Just a middle of the cornfields in the Midwest town. LOL. I wouldn't mind being college-age again with the knowledge I have now. Most definitely wouldn't chase any old boyfriends. hehe

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 12, 2020:

Heading west to anywhere....

Chasing that freedom....

Yeah baby!

This is one of my favorite songs right now Shannon and it's so appropriate!

Thanks for sharing!

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 12, 2020:

I wholeheartedly agree with that.

On a random note.....I can't get this song out of my head. Dang those hooks that stick in your head!!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 12, 2020:

It isn't just the scenery or the weather or the time spent with family, it's a state of mind! :)

Thanks Shannon

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 12, 2020:

You obviously love that beach video! What a fantastic view in that picture, too! I can see why you chose the word sublime. Although, I don't think I'd use that word to describe last month and this month so far. For me, the word is content. That said, I can easily understand why a flock of birds would move you so much. I often admire nature. Cheers!

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