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Greetings to All - and excuse this musing .

Today , 04APRIL2011.....I am 71 years , and in proper celebration I baked up a modest pan of hashish brownies . Before I continue  , let me add quickly that I cancelled the work contract with my employer .

I have been feeling a bit peevish , no appetite to speak of really . No energy only lethargy , difficult for the thriving adventure sort as myself .

I started smoking Dunhills at 12 . Swiping a few here and there from an Uncle that put on airs . Again , I am 71 and
 they have caught up with me . As I knew  they eventually would , and it's of no matter . The physician specialist confirmed  everything . Death as given the odd wave towards me over a life of mayhem . As a matter of course Death has ridden by my side .
Gruesome , perhaps not . A full life of an adrenalin obsessed warrior/adventurer can bring Him "up close and
personal ."

But I write of Life today, the rich Life I was gifted . The short on planet experience of a true coward . Born afraid of my shadow ...just bloody afriad . Being a puny midget did not advance my form one iota either . Fortunately , in the long run , I was thrown to the wolves and survived , eventually to become the leader of a large and powerful Pack . My Fear at all times choking the back of my throat , a phlegm of terror . My fear telling me to run and hide fool . I learned to turn my fear on myself by recognizing it and pursuing the object I was so afraid of . Scared and peeing my drawers - cleaned myself up and embraced Life , feeding off of the fear , looking for a new challenge to master . . I drone on for one reason , if you , the reader are secure in your sheltered cubicle then don't listen . However you the reader are on My Coolworks and therefore must a dream or dreams . All I say is a simple message from my old heart .
Go Now  , Go Soon , forget the 5 page bloody packing list and GO ! Whatever it takes .....truly don't put it off , don't say "next year perhaps "  . Millions of old dead cellls in your body are removed and discarded every second , new cells are formed every second with new energy and potential . Grasp and hold , reach out to your new self and Go with your Dream .

Dreams - mine have been realized over and again . I am the luckiest man still alive , and would not change a single moment or memory .Blessed I have been to live and reap the grand rewards of imagination and discovery .

Only one more item . Upon Discharge from Her Majesty's Service , I retired to my childhood home , due largely to an inheritance . Most all the blokes I caroused with as a lad  have never left . We share a pint and lies at the Old Bridge Pub . All I will say is that the lies told after a pint and small life are rather dull , no matter the speaker's talent . Go , GO - come back to your home place with good stories to keep the fearful and sedentary entertained .

I sign off and prepare to meet my old mates and family . A blessed life . Shouldn't think I will be returning often , but I have so enjoyed the crowd on this website . . . . Go - Security is where you make it - through new friends and experiences . Love is everywhere only waiting in the floatsom of  modern life . Go , jump -you may fall and be hurt or prosper . If you don't jump how will you know ? I am preparing for the final leap , scared , yes . Oh but what a leap of discovery I am soon to embark . Do hope the brownies assist with my flagging appetite . I certainly do not want my old mates to see me laid out looking like a stiff !
Good -by , Godspeed and GO .

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Comment by Carol on May 1, 2011 at 7:05am

my god, Polident, you become more poetic with each post.

Love the quote, will put it in my Book Of Treasures.

I hope you keep sharing with us until you cross this demension to another.

Surely there is reincarnation. How can a spirit so strong go unutilized after the present body wears completely out?

One week until I head west. Best to all.

Comment by edward taylor on May 1, 2011 at 12:53am

pfc  4/325 ABCT 82nd usa   "always jumping"

Comment by Polident/Divet/Scarface on April 28, 2011 at 12:26pm
Thank You for the ATTEMPT at humor JPH . I am in need of the Viagra prescription for the forseeable future , and why should a 56 yo Yank need the "blue woodies" .

".....and on the Seventh Day , when God rested , We overran his Perimeter , Stole the Globe , and have been protecting Our Shores ever since ....." 

Above is a segment of a famous Marine quote . My pain is taking me away from reality . I am ready . I am not one to surrender , rather I am so tired , exhausted every minute . I look forward to a new dawn in a different reality . A new dawn with my mates where no one bothers to shoot . My Allah/God be ready for me , I am ready for a new adventure .
Comment by JPH on April 22, 2011 at 5:07pm
so . . . um . . .you turned 71 and are about to kick off . Well bro , I will soon be 56 and as of fifteen minutes ago I have not been run over by a bus . I have lots of brownie mix , Ghiradelli in fact .  . . .so , . . . and what about that Viagra script - can't take it with you ! Anything else , lemme know . Ur Fren , JPH
Comment by JPH on April 21, 2011 at 4:11pm

Tsk ,Tsk - did the old biddies get under your gauntlet Sahib ? Great visual on scattering them to the wind ! So the sympathy card is out I take it , wouldn't have signed it anyway you crotchety old S.O.B. .

And take all your old worthless crap to the thrift shop .

Fortunately my friend there is a time limit to the duration of your pain , it will end and your raggedy ass will finally rest or just go and assault Hell - whichever . We will all join you so keep an eye out .

That crooked smile thing is scary .

I will return at the appropriate time with a couple of words Sahib . It will be my Honor .

Comment by Polident/Divet/Scarface on April 21, 2011 at 8:19am

Yesterday the local swarm of blue hairs descended upon my abode with their gushing sentimentality and old perfume . I sampled a piece of well meaning sawdust and then scattered them to the wind  . . .bloody fools act like I'm the only person to croak this year . Interrupting a pleasurable moment reading along with a mellow snort of Drambuie is not a good idea > I am still a crack shot  . . . .
Giving away possessions  is a bothersome chore as well .Please don't tear up if I present you with a trifling old blade . Hopefully I won't need the damn thing . I realize all the pomp is for the living left behind - save it for the Wedding next week .

The Light is different by the minute . I do savor the light  . . .find myself looking up at the sky ...wondering .

The pain is another bitch riding on my old back . The medications are zombie inducing . I have never been a zombie and do not enjoy the feeling of zombiehood . After all , I am a person common with protecting one's perimeter .
I light a Dunhill and lift my Glass and present You All with a crooked smile .  . .  . .

I have asked JPH here on my Coolworks to add a final note as I feel is required to bring closure to this blog .

Comment by JPH on April 17, 2011 at 11:20pm
I feel my pic is a fair representation - the "pine tree " is my ear hair .
Comment by Polident/Divet/Scarface on April 13, 2011 at 5:11pm
JP . . .Sir from careful observation of your picture I recognize an extra orifice and is that a pine tree erupting from your forehead ? I feel better now .
Comment by JPH on April 12, 2011 at 9:48pm
Dude . . . . your nickname is "divet/scarface" - and you call me ugly . Hope you are feeling better .
Comment by Anneliese on April 12, 2011 at 11:42am

Quite interesting your post! I hope the brownies help!

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