A funny thing happened on my way out of the womb.

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
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Live the life your mother warned you against. Be accountable for every act and thought in your life. Heaven or hell will be produced and experienced by you here and now as a result of your behavior. Protect the young from harm and be able to provide for your offspring. Do not participate in behavior that is inimical for the species survival. Be kind to all living things. You are parcel and part of the greatest and the singular event in time. Enjoy it through laughter., Laugh most at your own pretentions.

A funny thing happened on my way out of the womb.

by bernardtwindwil

First memory, Laguna Beach, CA

Warm painfully bright light. Salty gritty tasting crap on my banana. Funny looking furry thing that licked my face. Eight months old​ I am told.

My last bully.

Five years old, Paducah KY. Was beaten by the neighborhood bully, Craig, almost daily. Next door neighbor, Shorty Cross, ex-boxer, convinced me to stand up for myself and taught how to brawl

Could have been a cowboy.

Our ranch hands called me "Poco Vaquero". Saddling my own horse sinceI was 6 yrs old. Loved riding in the open. Being self-reliant. Being responsible to and for my animals.

Fear is not fatal.

Thinking that you are not prepared for a situation causes an emotional reaction we call fear. Fear is not bad. It serves as a warning. Do not let fear paralyze your brain.

Life should be led like a cavalry charge.

You only get one ride. It is here and now. There are no second chances or do-overs. In my senescence, I find that I regret the things I did not do and cherish the things I did.

Nothing is sadder than an old man with no stories to tell.

The older I get the better I was. Apocryphal tales of the past are one of the greatest gifts the old can give the young. If you live a life that generates no stories, you will be impoverished.

Your life partner is the ultimate valuable in your life.

We are a species that chooses a single life long mate. Keep it that way. The hurt from philandering is not religion based. It is physiologically and psychologically derived from our DNA.

Being alone and loneliness are different things.

Learn to be alone with you as your best friend. Look at you reflection in a still pond. That is the most reliable friend you have. Cherish, honor, and enjoy your own company.

Man's relentless quest for meaning.

​We have no other purpose or meaning other than the survival and continuation of our species. Anything beyond that is fanciful. Your life is filled with the ultimate meaning at your birth.

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7 months agoReply
Your banner caught me by the throughout you have done a lot of kicking and scratching and worn out quite a few pairs of shoes since leaving the womb you have picked up a lot of wisdom along lifes path. Great poem

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@kaia Your comment tells me that you "get it" self love is not narcissm. Self love is based on reality.

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a year agoReply
I could not agree more that we ought to enjoy our own companies and I'm glad I've been able to do just that. And I really like the title, it's funny. Thanks for the advice.

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a year agoReply
@erofaer ooo thanks for the tag here. I didn't see this! @bernardtwindwil are these the glitches you messaged me about or are they new?

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a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil You have a space between the @ sign and sydney. @sydney I'm not sure if he managed to contact you but I'll let you know, just in case.

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a year agoReply
@ sydney I hope this is the correct way to message you. If so,please message me back. I have encountered some glitches.

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a year agoReply
@vivian Thank you and I am happy that you enjoyed my ramblings.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@rimmy Thank you! You stumble in life anyway. I hope I was able to shine a tiny light on some of the reocks in our path.

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a year agoReply
@therinamartins I thought that I knew it all when I was 16. By age 18 I was sure I knew it all. At 25, I had some doubts. The more birthdays I clebrated, the more convinced I became that I knew nothing. I am 72 now and learning many new things everyday. It helps make life a neverending wonder.

therinamartinsSilver CommaWriter and Friend
a year agoReply
Very good advice. We should take it in consideration while we are still young,so to not regret the same things later on because we didn't need wiser advice.