18 April 2023

A Ripple on the Sea of Eternity


Change is constant. We can’t step into the same river twice.
When the fickle winds of change begin to blow,
Some people build walls, and others build windmills.
Looking in your rear view mirror takes your eyes off the road ahead,
And If you walk looking backward you might end up dead.
You can look to the past but it is the future you are facing.
The present is just a ripple on the sea of eternity. 
The past is like another country where they do things differently. 
It is a frozen river that never flows, but  gets longer and longer. 
Time is a human invention. It is nothing but distance divided by speed. 
From the perspective of eternity our whole life is happening now,
Life is one long day interspersed with periods of light and shadow.
Every person leaves a path through space like a unique fingerprint. 
“Now” is all we really have. Yesterday is history, and tomorrow is a mystery.
Sadness is a sense of loss of what once was, or what might have been.
Nostalgia is a memory of good times with all the sadness omitted.
It is a parade of many ghosts and events from the past, 
Trying to find their place again in your mind's eye.
It is up to every individual to find their own salvation. 
Test all things. If something is good, then try to make it better. 
The important thing is the degree of our intent to do the right thing.
As for attempting to leave this world in better shape,  
The proof of one’s true humanity (and divinity) is to die trying.
Thank God for one more day of trying, again, again, and yet again,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be.
Every spark of life on earth contains our Lord's divine light. 
Look within yourself to find it. He isn't as far from you as you are from Him.
If you have love for yourself then embrace everyone else as family.
This is the basic form of love because we are all brothers and sisters.
Come Holy Spirit, Creator Blest, and in our hearts take up thy rest,
Come with your grace and heavenly aid, to fill the hearts which you have made,
To fill the hearts which you have made…Amen!  
(Bob Mrotek 2023)


05 April 2023

Swimming in the Lake of Good Dreams

When you reach your retirement dream,
What do you dream of next?
Most of my companions of youth
Are now just ghosts who visit my dreams.
We go swimming in the lake of good times.
Do not worry about anything.
What will be will be.
Mortal life is a temporary dream.
Let your heart be light with joy.
Heal the wounds of the young and innocent.
Make their dreams your dreams too,
For we can still rejoice in the young,
But only if we are young at heart.
It's time to get your act together.
Don't let the bad times get you down..
As I lay down each night to rest,
I thank the Lord that I am blessed,
And ask for help to do my best
To walk in the light of Providence,
And  to prepare myself for tomorrow,
Come what may…!


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I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. I have been living in Mexico since January 6th, 1999. I am continually studying to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and Mexican history and culture. I am also a student of Mandarin Chinese.