I am touched… “Thank You”. Show Low, AZ

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

“When did friendship become an intrusion? Allow us to share with you.” ~ Pam and Dean ~

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Of course there is a story behind it all. Always is as long as one can navigate it’s own path with awareness and join in within other’s to blend in memorable moments, highlights of our “Journey” I say. Dean and Pam and I have been trying to meet at their indescribable Home for a few years now. I met Dean on one of those back roads about 7 years ago when I left my business behind after Lance passed away, when I just wanted a job with no responsibilities, as I use to say “I just want to flip burgers”. It was not far from here and up to a couple or three evenings ago I still was not aware about our meet. I was looking at the map while in Globe after leaving Tucson in cooler times, and the town of “Show Low” jumped at me, I knew there was some kind of memory associated with that name. The story does not end here though, yet.

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I like “nice”… I like “nice human beings”… the true ones with no agenda, with respect, with a friendship adorned with open arms, a hug, sincerity, honesty, as all I like to reciprocate. “I like” because I feel as there is nothing else left but. The material world is gone, much is lived without it’s needs. As much as “stuff” can be nice however replaceable or if not, do without. All is within, all that cannot be purchased, rented, leased or borrowed. Such priorities are decisive. Dean and Pam have both so reminded me of it all as yet sometimes one such as I can set foot a bit too deep in the mud of Life surrounding present aspects and from outside the box, through that window which at times remains shut, smiling faces can be seen and enter the depth of one’s heart. As they have.

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But there is more. When I set up years ago to write these pages as I still do for every time I click on that “publish” icon, it was and still is “for my own well being”. Today as these pages entered another very busy site, were a link was published, the outside words poured in. I cannot yet describe the feeling, all too powerful as I choked reading on such incredible messages about what “we are doing”, how much these pages have helped others, as yet, I just know we are just living another Life, only pronounced with much awareness, all which has entered in the public eyes, in my Friend’s eyes. What I left behind I gained it ten fold ahead. More.

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I thought so filled with a such and new unknown aspect of it all while riding toward “Valley of the Gods” today. The landscape was a present even if later on I had to turn around and backtrack close to a hundred miles as the storm ahead of us, menacing, so powerful with it’s full strength blowing it’s gusts almost lifting the sidecar and Spirit dropped on us, and yet I could not help stopping for more photos because I wanted to remember this day. This is one when more then ten thousand readers stopped by and themselves opened up their own hearts with their own kind words uplifting me as if the storm suddenly did not exist.

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How could this ever happen. How could I have met as such Dean and Pam, how can I read the present reality from those words send to me, how can all this take place when only a few years ago the roads and the skies and all was so dark as if nights had suddenly taken over the past present moments. Everyone met has been a spark igniting today’s sunshine, so bright and so glaring providing an energy unlike any other. How lucky can I be and so, this is to “Thank” and a “Hug” for everyone that has crossed our path making it possible to go on for another day, and another day, and on forward. This is for “Lance” who daily rides with us sending always his such positive energy, my true “Love” which will never vanish as only gains it’s intensity from the days dwindling away.

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"I have had a great deal of interest in my photography over the years, for which I am grateful. Their sales are of much importance funding this Journal. Yes, please feel free to purchase one or two… or a few. I have been adding some photos lately, there will be more as I sift through about 100,000 of them. Take a look. Also for merchandise also “Smugmug” stands for quality. For contributions to defer the always rising Internet costs please use the toolbar above.”

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Ara & Spirit

Be Safe and well
Peace, Love, Courage

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6 Responses to “I am touched… “Thank You”. Show Low, AZ”

  1. Queenie Says:

    Ara, I think you have no idea what you give to US. Oh yes, and that dog of yours…….. Ride safe. You carry us all with you, yet we want you to ride free, with no responsibilities except to your own soul. Here’s one of those hugs back. And a Thank You. Happy Zooming.

  2. Barb "Barbilou" Durham Says:

    Amazing photos. Amazing man.
    Amazing dog!

  3. texascindy Says:

    People get back a portion of what they give, Ara. You give a lot. Take care. Hugs for both of you.

  4. redbaron Says:

    As a member and a moderator of one of the Worlds Greatest Gold Wing Sites, One of of over 35,000 members found one of your u tube videos, and posted it for us to enjoy….After watching that one I soon found many more videos, I’m not sure at this point as to when your home base was…It was only when watching a video from the Cowhead Ranch, I seen a Texas flag flying, need to get them to fix it….LOL…Then I looked up this website and thought that one day before too long it would be nice to ride one of my Wings out to visit that area again, and maybe have a Meet & greet with you….Maybe one day I can buy a few of your photos….Till that time you and Spirit ride safe keep the shiny side up…..

  5. Hummingbird Says:

    I first saw your ‘sidecard dog Spirit’ video a few weeks back and was drawn to your ‘Oasisofmysoul’. It felt like I was supposed to see your video, writing and beautiful photos. I never dreamed that you and Spirit would be right here visiting in the White Mountains and lo and behold, on Wednesday 5/25, driving on US60 going West toward Show Low, you and Spirit were traveling right in front of me on the road. For spiritual and personal reasons that week, I had been asking for a little ‘sign’ that would allow me to know in my heart about an important decision I needed to make about a relationship. When I saw you and Spirit ahead of me, it all kind of came together. My choice should come from my heart, from my power within, like I was being redeemed and knew all along the right decision. It was easy, I had created all the resistance, I let go of the ‘stuff’ I had created to block my path and was able to focus on the true essence of my relationship with the man I love. Thank you for your words, to see you and your handsome dog Spirit visiting our mountains and for sharing your soul’s journey with all of us. I wish you both safe and joyful rodes ahead. P.S. I gave you a ‘thumbs up’ at the traffic light: – )

  6. Lyle Says:

    “Happy Zooming”! What a wonderful expression!

    I have never had the pleasure of meeting Pam and Dean, or you and Spirit for that matter, but still you all affect my life as an inspiration and because you make the world a better place.

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