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My Musings on Life

Updated on October 7, 2011

This is my musings on my life to date, just a little bit about how I feel each day, and it is dedicated to my family whom I adore; and to all my dearest friends here on Hub Pages who make me smile every day.

The stunning majesty of Strangford Lough, my inspiration for writing my novella Grandpa Miller
The stunning majesty of Strangford Lough, my inspiration for writing my novella Grandpa Miller | Source
now fifty four and age is creeping on. Still I have my dreams and life to keep me focused.
now fifty four and age is creeping on. Still I have my dreams and life to keep me focused. | Source
Nanny Nettie and baby Callum. Love him so much.
Nanny Nettie and baby Callum. Love him so much. | Source
Granda Gordon and baby Callum.
Granda Gordon and baby Callum. | Source
My son Craig and my daughter in law Rebecca. I love them so much, they keep my feet firmly on the ground.
My son Craig and my daughter in law Rebecca. I love them so much, they keep my feet firmly on the ground. | Source

Musings on My Life

When I look deep into your eyes I can see the dawn of another new day on the horizon, and when I bend my head forward to put my nose into the curls at the back of your neck, the smell of your aftershave crashes over me like waves over the shore, and I know that I am alive.

It is strange to think how I ever coped without you. You have been there in my mind for all of my life, and as truth evades the issues and constraints are put before me, I just simply realise that you are real.

You are wisdom, and the clarity in my mind that all is not so pure, but life is a gamble that we all have to take, just like a ride on a roller coaster. Up and down the carriage goes, some dips make you scream and other carriages take you to heights that you can no longer remember, but they are there.

Your eyes are rich with precious memories of the girl that I once was, beautiful with such a zest for life; running through the fields that were filled with buttercups in my bare feet, wild with ecstasy and laughter. I had such a grip on the world, I held the destiny of my own life within my hands and was able to dispose of the futility of hurt and pain. I was a wild child filled with abandonment on one hand, a world full of wonder on the other. And yet, delicate as a flower, a beautiful tangible orchid whose petals open slowly to reveal the full blossom of a world full of life, a life that can offer pleasure and spontaneity to all who so desire it.

Life is a guilty pleasure to savour, but it has to be lived with constraints. Only the brave can run head long and meet life in the fast lane. Love is the thing we fear the most, but still, we all seek it out every day of our lives.Friendship we desire, but how many of these friends do we really appreciate for the person who they are, individual, caring and inspirational. We hold a delicate balance in our hands, the difference between love and ignorance. Pain and regrets.

I ride the crest of the waves pounding the shore when your eyes fill my heart with longing, and I realise how precious you are to me. I am frail now, but live with such splendour in my memoires that I want to pass onto you all. Run with the March hare, dance in the shadow of the daffodils and never fear the dark empty night, for I am always with you. I am the brightest star, the deepest red rose in the garden, but most of all, I am love deep within your heart.

Callum, my little gift from heaven.

the little angel in my life. He is more precious every day and I treasure his innocence.
the little angel in my life. He is more precious every day and I treasure his innocence. | Source

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      Maria Jordan 

      7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dearest Annette,

      You are "all that"! "You have had it all along." You are the most amazing lady, yesterday, today and tomorrow... and, oh man, do I love you, Maria

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      What a great hub with beautiful photos to treasure and cherish.

      Callum is indeed a beautiful little boy.

      Thank you for sharing this one and have a great day.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Martie Coetser 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      I love this sentence: "You have been there in my mind for all of my life, and as truth evades the issues and constraints are put before me, I just simply realise that you are real."

      I was not at all eager to become a grandmother. But then I saw the most beautiful baby I've ever seen - my first granddaughter - and all of a sudden I felt like I've finally reached a kind of heaven on earth, where one receive awards in the form of grandchildren. I've got four, and each and everyone has a special place in my heart. Two of them I see daily, and the other two only 4-5 times per year. It was hard to accept the fact that I could not have all of them always with me.

      I enjoyed the read, Annette. You really have an impressive style of writing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You have a way with words that soothes the inner being. You write so well. Your family is beautiful.. Thank you for sharing..Cheers

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      mckbirdbks 

      7 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Callum is smiling so nicely. He knows he has you to love him. Best wishes.

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      Lesleysherwood 

      7 years ago

      What beautiful expressions of your love. You write so well. Its a such a pleasure to read. I was taken into your world. I love that photos too. Thank you

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      7 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This is absolutely beautifully wonderfully to read.

      Callum is gorgeous and so this the rest of our family.

      Great writing great lady.voted awesome/up to the top of the world.

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      SA Shameel 

      7 years ago from Bangalore

      Wow! that was beautiful. Wish you continue more of this musings on life.

      Keep up the beautiful work!

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Ah, this was beautiful, lyrical, wise and so true to life. And the photos of your grandson, Callum are oh so prescious.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      What a Lovely Tribute to a New Little Life of Love, your Grandson. He is so Handsome and he certainly looks like he feels the Love he is surrounded by...Wonderful pictures, a Beautiful read. Thanks for sharing these happy thoughts!

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      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      This is a wonderful expression of love and gratitude. Very well written.

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      Richard Proctor 

      7 years ago

      Its is wonderful keep up the good work

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 

      7 years ago from Orange County, California

      Beautifully crafted hub, it brought to my mind an intricately woven tapestry of so many single colored threads that when woven together produce a color rich pattern of a life well lived and a woman who is very wise. Loved it! Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting.

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      ahhh thank you so much opi, I am so glad that you enjoyed this hub. x

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you Sunnie my dear friend. I don't ever want to be in the position where I have to close my eyes and heart to love and sharing. I will always be willing to respond and give all that I am to all that I meet.

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      justmyopiniontoo 

      7 years ago

      Just beautiful my bluestar

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      Sunnie Day 

      7 years ago

      Dear Net,

      This was truly precious..Your life is full of love and magic.

      Your little one is so adorable and growing so fast. This was beautiful in every way. Thank you for sharing.

      Much Love,

      Sunnie

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