Posts with tag: "Flashes of Hope"
Saturday, November 01, 2014
By ramon nayar


There was a mixed myriad of expressions coming from personalities with a common thread of courage to stand up against cancer this day. Other common denominators included grace, lifted spirits, compassion, and a zest for life that many of us take for granted. Volunteering time for this wonderful cause has a ripple effect of being reminded of how each and every day is, in fact, a gift. The inner child in me was able to serve as the anchor towards establishing enough rapport to just celebrate these children with a heart beating strongly for remission if not for a cure. And to the families who are tasked with setting their own tears aside and trying their very best to live a "normal life" despite the trials and tribulations that this harsh reality brings- thank you for showing us a side of humanity that can be so starved of what you bring each and every day- and that is an unconditional love for others. This "summary slide" of that day barely scratches the surface for what each of those children and families of those children held inside their hearts- inspiration in different dimensions. There is a newfound drive to revel in an atmosphere of hope. There is a wanting to tell others about how incredible this experience is and to invite others to share in this experience. There is a yearning to keep the well wishes for these children and their families close to our hearts. And, there is a unwavering hope to take this astronomical amount of courage these children emanate and convert that strength into finding a cure. For more information about this wonderful organization, please visit


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Monday, September 01, 2014
By ramon nayar


“The Neighbor’s Labor on these Midwest Lands”

The silhouette of this tractor
and trees before a bordering creek
remain another factor
for generations to seek a tether
drawn to this purpose driven life
And such remains true
for a farmer and his wife…

From dusk until dawn
this “everyday” moves on
quite differently than times before-
when suburbia was not so far removed
when communities were next door
and that setting sun was shared…

For a farmer’s day
was never any less demanding
than any other neighbor’s labor 
upon these Midwest Lands-
with equal focus of the mind
and hard-working hands…

And there remains a legacy
for this devoted lifestyle-
these guardians of both crops
and breathable horizons
where sky patterns roam free
from buildings and industry-
where the sun sets with no regrets
for supper will be ready soon
and complimenting dessert
will be a full moon with stars

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