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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

REAL OR UNREAL

To those of us that know the difference between real or unreal, fiction or non-fiction, fantasy or realism; then we go to a movie theater you are there to be entertained not to be feared to go and watch something on the big screen. You don't go into the place of entertainment thinking something awful is going to happen, yet it did. Yes, I am referring to the horrific occurrence at the Aurora, CO movie theater viewing of the new movie "DARK KNIGHT RISES"; where we have lost lives as young as 6 years old and other badly injured, but easily I think I can say a whole country in traumatized especially those in Aurora, CO. Whatever gives you peace or to make you whole again after hearing this news and still hearing of the outcome of it I can on say...find it. Find some way to get peace within as quickly as possible. True; I don't know that hardship or even the pain that the people from that theater that horrific night are feeling, but my prayers are with you all. I just recently took my son of 16 yrs. to the see the movie, yet we were both on guard. We look at the people as they came into the theater differently, for we actually were paying attention to them, but trying to enjoy the movie. Once we made up our minds and shared words of love for each other we began to sit back, relax, and see a movie we had been looking forward to for months. We were not going to let fear stop us from our joy. The movie was well done and we thoroughly enjoyed it, but in my mind as his mother I hated that one man was able to cause panic and even skepticism about going to see this movie. I have to say I hate he caused me to test my faith...but faith prevailed; eventhough this just doesn't seem real, but it is....very real. Keep the faith and by all means heal. With MUCH LOVE MOZETTE

Friday, July 6, 2012

YOU JUST HAVE TO SAY, "NO" SOMETIMES

If any of my readers have teenagers that are athletes; then I commend you and wish you all the best. I am a parent of a teenage sixteen year old young man that plays basketball. When he is not studying he is palming a basketball. The only reason why I bring this up is because two years ago he was rushed to the hospital for an exhilarated heart rate that took a good long time to settle down. One day he was playing basketball; doing what comes natural....running up and down the court, but unfortunately hadn't been on the court for awhile and the heart wasn't ready for the strenous activity. I was like someone taking a fast dash on a running track and just learned how to get his rhythm done for his stride. He was going along just fine till it just hit him. So happens that same year there were many young people around his age group that were dropping dead on the court whilst playing. No, I am not trying to make you worry or even scare you; I am just letting you know that it is extremely important that your children get regular check-ups, that they learn how to read signs that something is not right with there bodies, and that you should teach them about the ego of a person; for it can get in the way of rational thinking. Time has passed and he has been doing just fine. I inform him to get into shape before going back on the courts. Just recently though he was just playing with some guys and a young man a lot bigger than him slammed into is chest. Besides his muscles around his sternum hurting; his heart starting racing again. The school called me and the ambulance which they were instructed to take him to his cardiologist's hospital. I rather he had gone there than just some emergency room; so they can take test but then tell him, "make an appointment and see what your doctor has to say." I nipped that right in the bud. His doctorwas paged and saw him instantly. He took every test necessary for hours until he felt that it was safe enough for him to go home insted of being admitted to the hospital for further test. My son was instructed to stay from the courts until he had seen him for a follow-up appointment. Weeks had past and my son told me that he was feeling no pain what-so-ever and asked me if he could play. I could had said no; but I knew he was full aware of the conscequences if it possibly reacurred. That morning of the game I asked him, "how do you feel? Not just physically but mentally as well?" He replied, "I feel just fine mom. Don't worry!" "Worry? I replied, "dear I will worry no and forever because I love you. True you are not a baby anymore; but growing into a man. I have to let you think of what you want to do and you are going to have to make the decision. So, if you feel that you can play...play, but understand if you feel anything that you were feeling before then signal to the referee and get off the court and talk to your coach." "I promise mom." If any of my readers have teenagers that are athletes; then I commend you and wish you all the best. I am a parent of a teenage sixteen year old young man that plays basketball; if he is studying he is palming his basketball. He replied, "I feel just fine mom. Don't worry!" "Worry? Dear I will do that when you are not in my grasp, but you are not a baby anymore you are growing into a man and I have to let you. So, if you feel that you can play..play, but understand if you feel anything that you were feeling before then signal to the referee and get off the court and talk to your coach." "I promise mom." Should I have said "no, you cannot play?" No, I didn't. I felt if something was going to happen to my son and he was fully aware of what could happen; then I had to let him fulfill his dream and pray I wasn't going to see him collapse. At this present time he is having issues again. I told him that it was time to stop and take the tests again and this time it was going to be a different type of thinking of his love of basketball and understand that it is just a GAME and not the only thing he had in his life. There comes a time you just have to say.....NO MORE! Parents out there that have young kids or young adults that you have born into this world and they have love for there sports....teach them how to listen to their bodies. Learn to really look into their eyes...for those eyes will tell you something, but I am hoping you are really intune with your kids. Don't lose your gifts over a athletic sport. Wishing you all the best! MOZETTE

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Past, Present, & Future

I have been thinking of late of my past, present, and future for some reason. Is it that some cosmic message is trying to get a message to me, or is it that I am at a loss of something in my life or even a need in my life? Whichever it is; it is haunting me like never before. I have been thinking a lot of a past love that goes by the initials R.B. It happens to be a man in my past when I was just a teenager. It has been over thirty-six years and yet he still haunts my thoughts. Using the word, "haunts", you would think it would be a bad thing, but it isn't. It is just that I thought I had closed that chapter, book, or him in my life, but I gather I haven't. I remember him like it was yesterday. Being that I had married and now have been divorced for so many many years, yet still single; only makes me think can I ever find that feeling again. You know...your first love? Yes, he was my real "first" love. It was back in the late 70's when by chance we met. As I had stated in one of my earlier blogs that there is no such things as accidents; so I guess I shouldn't call it chance. I have to smile with the thought of him now. He stood taller than I, quite slender in built, and had the eyes that made you want to bare all to him. As I was saying; I have been thinking of him. He was in my past, but he still seems to be in my present, but to have him in my future...I can only think what that could be like. They (society) say that, "you can't go back"; I don't think I am. I think it is just that I want to look at him one more time. Some years ago; back in the early 90's I had run across him by chance at my work place. We met up, talked, and I actually think I helped him to get back with his wife that he was currently separated from. Call me a fool, but I am the caring type. I know you could be saying, "you had your chance in having as yours again...right in your grasp...and you let him go." I know, but I could tell whilst he was talking he still cared for her. Was it love? I guess it was. I thought I was doing the unselfish act...doing the right thing. Did I do the right thing? Was that my last chance of happiness? Was that my chance to have him to myself again? Did I totally blow it? I guess I will never know and he will never know why I let him go back in the early 70's. It happens to be all because his mother only saw my skin color and not me. Yes, he was white and I was black, and that is all she saw is her son with a black young lady. I had never experienced prejudice openly before, so it was new to me. I didn't like it one bit. If she only knew that he proposed to me and I said no. She would have had a great daughter-in-law. I loved him dearly....and I still do. I guess when one is frozen in time warp; they can’t see that people and their ideals have change when it came to race and it mixing it with relationships. Did she not know that we were all created by love? That we all have it in us to love? Even being in a diverse city and time; I thought some could see past race or am I the one blinded. That was past, now I am in the present; I can only wonder what the future really has in store for me or am I still stuck in the past? I thank you, whoever you are for reading, but for letting me get that off my chest. Only time will tell! MOZETTE

Easier Said Than Done

"Deceiving other's; that's what the world calls romance." OSCAR WILDE If you could; take the time to really read that title. That title can go to many situations and instances of one's life. It can involve a relationships, friendships, work related, family, and/or any human being on this planet. You can make statements and promises that can compromise you without being aware of. We as men and women forget when we deal with other people that we are not clones of each other. Each of us have thoughts, feelings, and possibly aspirations different than your own. You might say, "I understand", but do you really understand the other persons feelings. You might say, "I will be there always", but are you really there spiritually or mentally. You want to do the right thing, but for some reason you just can't. Dealing with another person that is opposite your sex is not easy...it is complicated. If you want what you want...you might think it through or you just go for it. It is not easy when you are dealing with feelings. When you are with a person; how about being real and honest with the other person. You might be surprise that you might actually enjoy the other persons company and making steps forward to something real. MOZETTE