Morgan Freeman and Aristotle

Readers know my tag, the quote I chose for this blog is from Aristotle-

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’

Seems Morgan Freeman feels the same :)

morgan freeman

Happy Super Spring Equinox and it’s Friday too!

I can’t resist a pictorial perspective on the Moon Phases, the Spring Equinox and Astronomy/Astrology-

Find out what the tars and planets and the Moon has in store for you~

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150318-total-solar-eclipse-equinox-supermoon-astronomy-spring/

Keep the faith! Spring is really here!

Want to see what PTSD looks like through a veteran’s lens?

Words can not express the gratitude I possess for every serviceman and servicewoman for their sacrifice.

Man, that sounds trite to me –

check this article about a 27 year old veteran’s photographic expose in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-

you won’t have words either

none exist~

http://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/this-is-what-a-veteran-looks-like#.oua4EOXdv

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

‘Four Leaf Clover’ – My St. Patrick’s Day Memory. What’s Yours?

As a toddler, I played outside getting dirty in the sandbox, in the grasses, in the mud puddles, rain puddles, anywhere the great outdoors offered opportunity, I jumped.

As a young child, I slowed my pace as my disease progressed. And by the age of nine, I stayed inside.

In the spring, my biochemistry mirrored the unpredictable weather patterns.

March always played unfair.

My bones ached.

My heart ached too.

The neighborhood kids jived on, playing, running, exploring, sledding, kick-the-can, red light-green light, all games my stiff joints halted from any ‘good old days of playing.’

I spent time watching TV, Crayons and markers in ‘Lassie’ coloring books, drawing, painting, arts and crafts but every so often, boredom set in.

I wanted to be outside, playing like normal kids. I wanted to be normal.

Instead I merely got bored.

“Mom, I’m bored,” I pouted.

“Did you do your homework?”

“Yes,” I answered.

“Did you do your chores?”

“Yes,” I answered.

“Well, could you do me a big favor and go outside and find me a four-leaf clover because I really want to have extra luck. Can you do that for me?”

“Yes! I’ll find one for you, Mommy,” I replied with pride, duty and purpose.

I scanned our backyard, searching for luck, for Mommy, for a reason.

I think this may be one! One, two, three – oh, it’s not.

I leaned closer to earth, her perfumed sweetness a reminder of days gone by, either a pleasant reminder or a not so pleasant reminder. Depended on the weather.

Oh, wait, I think I found one! One, two, three, is that a – one, two, three, maybe -

I waddled inside.

“Mommy is this a four-leaf clover?” I placed the potential charm into her reliable flat palm.

“Let’s see; one, two, three. Oops, I’m sorry, honeymoo, this is not a four-leaf clover. But you can keep looking for one of you want to,” she asked without demand.

Boredom never felt too bad in spring when outside searching for Mommy’s extra lucky four-leaf clover.

***

I never did find her a four-leaf clover.

Instead I unearthed memories of green hearted love.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Smiling faces to get your weekend started~

This photograph reminds me of a wonderful boy in our neighborhood (my bias laid out)

Our neighborhood is the best in the world (totally biased)

Admitting my personal lens to everyone doesn’t negate this post, rather, I believe honesty perks a post.

The photograph doesn’t lie, this child is loving this service dog.

And this service dog is accepting and loving this boy right back.

I’ve been keeping my eye on a dream to find a puppy with therapy temperament (letting you into my heart )

Probably why I love this post, this photograph, this quick read about a long hard road for children and parents/caretakers for this disabled with  beautiful landscapes, skyscapes and light along the road less traveled (find the beauty)

Have a beautiful weekend!

http://blog.easterseals.com/kids-respond-to-having-a-dog-at-their-daycare-for-a-day/

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘You can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Want to touch the Mona Lisa?

New technology allows visually disabled to see the Mona Lisa, ogle Monet and savor iconic masterpieces.

I love art.

I love technology.

Mona Lisa’s smile just got real :)

mona lisa

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/arts/design/at-museo-del-prado-blind-visitors-can-touch-masterpieces.html?_r=0

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘You can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable‘ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

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