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"Happiness is not something you get, but something you do."

TahitiNut ... A Tropical Fruitcake
(a Tropicalifornicated Viking Parrothead pinin' for the Pacific Fjords)

Moorea, 1994"People say what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking.
I think that what we seek is an experience of being alive, so that our experiences will have resonances within our innermost being and reality.
So that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.

— Joseph Campbell

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. California's American RiverIt is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us. It is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others."

— Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love (HarperCollins, 1993)
(used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 Inaugural Speech)

La'mist Bojangles 1977-1989 ... my best friend ever


The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything

Rescue diver...!

Peace, love, and rock 'n' roll

The 'book' on me...

The Rules for Being Human
by Cherie Carter-Scott

You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours the entire period of this time around.
You will learn lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. 
You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.
There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is a process of trial and error: Experimentation.
The 'failed' experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately 'works'.

A lesson is repeated until learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. You can then go on to the next lesson.
Learning lessons does not end.
There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
'There' is no better than 'here'.
When your 'there' has become a 'here', you will simply obtain another 'there' that will again look better than 'here'.
Others are merely mirrors of you.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.
What you make of your life is up to you.
You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
Your answers lie inside you.
The answers to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
You will forget all this.

Control is an illusion

Swimsuits optional..