"I'm in love, I do not fear"


As I woke-up today, I said good morning to the little oak tree that is in a small pot by my bed. We are waiting until the spring when the ground is no longer frozen then, we’re moving to the forest. Well, the little oak will move to the forest. I usually visit.

I smiled, I saw the sunlight shining in the room. I glanced over to Blackfoot Chief Many Turning Robes and wished Him a good morning as well. There is a sketch on my wall of Him and we often converse on different matters. He has patience, I don’t – we talk about it. We’re still talking ... the Chief has his eyebrow raised and makes me laugh. He seems too serious at times, that’s all.

I stretched, put-on a pair of pants and walked over next door. It is literally next door to my bedroom: my Dacian room – red, yellow and blue. The bottom trim around the room is blood-red, the walls are a bright-pure yellow and the ceiling is a blue that reminds me of the sky in a clear summer morning. Red signifies the sunrise in the morning; yellow is the day-light and blue represents the nightfall. Us, Dacians have honored these colours for thousands of years. Nothing has changed. To this day, this is the Romanian national flag.

I wished good morning to Ninja as I walked in the room. (Ninja is my African Odoe Pike.) Always starving this fish ... wow ... I think I have the definition of greed right here with me. His attitude is: I will eat everything in sight so I can be the biggest and nobody else can be as big as me. Any food which enters the tank, he has to eat right-away. No matter if he was fed a second before ... I don’t blaime him, his brain is probably no bigger than my thumb. He just has his survival instincts. He’s a nice guy. Not everyone thinks so, since he only eats other live fish ...

As I pulled the curtains on the windows to the side, the Sun invaded the room. Awesomeness!! This is how I come to Life each morning – beautiful! I love the Sun. There are no words for me to describe how I feel when I see Him ... just pure love. Always makes me smile, even thinking about Him makes me happy.

At this point, I usually turn-on my computer and look for music. I need music almost all the time. I live through sound-vibrations – they are very similar to Light for me; extremely important.

I found the song I was looking for and smiled again. I thought of the Sunrise Ceremony and I gave thanks to Wakan Tanka (the Creator/Grandfather/Great Spirit) for this morning and for this day. I am thankful for the opportunity to be here, to exist in this beautiful mysterious place. I smiled again and while listening to the song I picked, I thought I would write this piece of writing because it is another day, a beautiful day, a magical day and I wanted to honor it.


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

I really enjoyed this! Great hub!


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank You for stopping by and I am happy you enjoyed the read. Cheers! : )


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

You've disappointed me, Mr Happy. Now I see some of your happiness is at the expense of those poor little creatures you feed to your pike.

I have no time for people who keep snakes, etc., that need feeding live creatures.

No wonder the Chief has his eyebrows raised at you.

I expect the pike's meals love the sight of the sun every morning, too.

Bob


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

What's the difference if the snake is in the wild and eating live animals, and being kept as a pet and eating live animals? I don't get why that's so horrible. It seems like a natural phenomenon to me, it's something that happens everyday in nature...The animals in the wild that are eaten enjoy the sunrise too, I'm sure, but they still get eaten...

Mr. Happy, btw, I love the music. That is right up my alley, LOVE IT!!


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Greetings Mr. Diogenes,

I am indeed not getting another fish after this but not because it eats other fish ... I am somewhat unhappy keeping fish in fishtanks. For quite a while, I have started feeling like fishtanks are a bit like jail for fish ...

I have had Ninja for about six years now so ... there was much I did not know about fish at the time I got him. At this point, I cannot not feed him ...

Thanks for the comment. All the best!


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hello again Daughter of Maat : )

I wrote this piece while I had the song on replay. Much of the writing came out of the song and because of it. The song was my notes ...

I am glad You like it.

Cheers!


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

I went on youtube and found eivor's music, it's just wonderful. Thanks for sharing it, I absolutely love the sound, a wonderful mix of music. What other music do you have? lol


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loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

It was a good read....thx 4 share


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

Pike steak with herbs and garlic!

Lovely! And you will realise how all those fishies felt.

We all make mistakes in life and i can understand your conflict over love of your pet and having to sustain its lifestyle you found abhorrant.

I also hope i didn't offend you by my outspoken opinion. I never know when to shut up!

Best reagrds

Bob


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

Daughter of Maat.

If I have to explain the difference in the two scenarios you mention, the words will probably fall on stony ground. The main difference in the wild versus in a tank is the prey stands a chance to escape in the wild and the predators tend to catch the old and weak.

Buying a brace of guppies in the pet shop and throwing them in with the pike gives them no chance.

Not only that, you are creating an unnatural situation.

OK, I realize on a scale of 1 to 10 it's not a grand crime, but Mr Happy's conclusions show he hasn't felt too good about it.

We should admire pikes and all fish in nature (while we have a good tuck-in on some lobster!)

Bob


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

What a lovely hub and an even lovelier way to start the day - well maybe except the fish bit!LOL! But this was a really refreshing and enjoyable read. It really cheered me up this evening as here in Fife it's windy and rainy and very gloomy! Voted up!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

This really made me smile. I not only enjoyed how you welcome and begin your day but like your choice in music too. I found the video very intriguing.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Mr. Happy this sure did make me smile :)

Wishing you a great tomorrow!


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hello Loveofnight, I am glad you enjoed the read. I wish You a wonderful week-end. All the best!

Mr. Diogenes,

I mentioned the herbs and garlic to Ninja, he doesn't seem impressed. I, on the other hand am interested and I will keep those spices in mind when I catch my first pike. Never caught one ... and we have some of the biggest pikes in the world, here in Canada: the Northern Pike.

No worries about what You wrote either. It was truth, I can never get upset in that situation. Cheers Sir!! : )


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Mr. Seeker, I am happy to see You pass-by as always. I know, the fish part is not one of my happiest stories but I bought him quite a while ago and now he's here and ... ya ... can't starve the guy ...

Thanks for taking the time to comment. All the very best! : )


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Mrs. Minnetonka Twin, I am happy to see You here too. The video is different indeed ...

I love the line from it, where I got my title here: "I'm in love, I do not fear".

Cheers!


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Mrs. Ruchira, your comment brought me a smile too. : )

Thank You!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi Mr Happy - if that fish was mine, I wouldn't starve him either! Once you have an animal under your care you do everything you need to, to keep them healthy! I salute you for being so caring!


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank You Mr. Seeker.

Indeed, it was not the brightest move to buy an African Odoe Pike and keep it in an aquarium but I have to live with my mistakes : )

Cheers!


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

White Wolf - There is a nice rhythm to your early morning wake up pattern. I love the description of your Dacian room and the use of colors based on the flag. I think color is very important and I see so many homes that are all white, or beige, or just washed out and drab. So sad when color (strong colors) can be introduced and change the very atmosphere and dynamics of a space. I used a lot of intense colors on the walls when we moved into the house where I live now - no white at all. I have never regretted it. Theresa


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank You for taking the time to read and comment Mrs. Theresa! : )

My living space is really an expression of myself. And You are right, bright colours do change the atmosphere and with that our mood, I think - or they do so for me, anyway. : )

All the best!

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