Hello, I'm Henry.  

Welcome aboard my blog's home. 

If you come along with me, you'll become acquainted with my motley mates and faithful crew:

Experiences, Sightings, Observations, Impressions, Ideas, Reflections, Remembrances, Insights and Commentary.

They, after all, have accompanied me for as long as I can recall. Their tenure has helped me turn my tiller, fill my sails, and transport me over seas to distant lands. Maybe if you take the time to get to know them, a few will do the same for you.

Click this way and scroll along if you please...Enjoy your stay.   

Amiss

Amiss

Met a miss while still a Mrs.
Missed life she could have had.
Waited late to divorce her past.
Yet still married to maniac means.
Wants more/less from what’s left,
Desires more than she's ready for
Oh missions are never accidents
No, never really met, yet we did

Surfaced her head above water
Long enough to take her breath away.
Gave her boat, hope and desire,
Never ashore where she'd land.
“Divorce divides more than bodies,
Separating souls takes time.”
No, never really met, yet we did

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Miss made welcome witness.
Only craving / desiring connection,
like us all trying on freedom for size.
Time facing fears flows deeply.
Nothing drifts amiss swiftly.
"Habits, traits, triggers, trusts
They're tickets to another life."
No, never really met, yet we did

Miss taking baby steps for walking
Confusing change with freedom
Confounding memories with fresh views
Easy repeating miss-steps, 
So careful to make haste slowly
Dismissed ourselves before dated
Time misses onwardly
Missed ourselves before a date
Not ready to mix and match
No, never really met, yet we did

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Lost her identity during her marriage
Taking time to re-find what she missed.
Miss taking baby steps for walking
Confusing change with freedom
Confounding memories with fresh views
Easy repeating miss-steps, 
So careful to make haste slowly
Dismissed ourselves before dated
Time misses onwardly
Missed ourselves before a date
Not ready to mix and match
No, never really met, yet we did

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Glad we both missed our date
Mis-takes always make better teachers
Attracted outwardly often misses inward
missed each other then we didn't.
No miss or mess if never meet
Time misses onwardly

Dismissed ourselves before dated
Confusing change with freedom
Confounding memories with fresh views
Especially easy repeating miss-steps
Miss taking baby steps for walking
Time misses and makes onwardly
Not ready yet to mix and match
No, never really met, yet we did


An imagined conversation between us. 

T - I’m feeling overwhelmed.
H - What’s wrong?
T - Too much is going on right now.
H - Like what?
T - I have just gotten divorced and moved into a new apartment.
H - Ok
T - My father is getting out of the hospital and I have to make arrangements to fly to Pittsburgh.
H - Ok
T - And I am getting behind in my office work….I’m feeling too distracted by your words.
H - OK
T - and I don’t have time to read your emails.
H- OK
T - and I don’t have time to answer all your questions or reply to your emails.
H- OK, sounds like you don't have time for me.
T - Honestly, I’m not sure I can meet your energy.
H - Why don’t you wait and find out?
T - I’m not sure I have anything to offer you.
H - So, why don’t you wait and find out?
T - I have my doubts.
H - What about? Doubts about you and me?
T - Yea, I don’t think I’m exciting enough for you.
H - What makes you think so?
T - I think I am boring.
H - Really, do I think you are boring?
T - I don’t know, but you shared ideas I have never even thought about.
H - So my sharing ideas you have never considered makes you boring?
T - No, but I want to give you back something equally important.
H - Why do I need something "important" from you.
T - So you will think I am interesting.
H - Why would I keep writing you if I think you are boring?
T - Maybe you are a crazy person.
H - Like you?
T - I’m crazy in a different way.
H - Oh, there are different kinds of craziness?
T - Maybe, I’m not sure.
H - Do you need to be sure?
T - I guess not.
H - Maybe I see you as sexy, curious, kind, considerate, smart and crazy.
T - How could you see these when I don’t see these traits in myself.
H - Maybe I see you as a beautiful woman who needs the right man and maybe I think you might be able to balance my energy not by being the same as I am, but by being different from me.
T - I have no practice being in a balanced relationship; that feels foreign to me.
H - Maybe I see life differently than you do.
T - You do seem to know me pretty well at times.
H - Ok, so how else could you interpret my interest, my energy and our compatibility?
T - Maybe when I meet you and spend a week in your arms!
H - Yea, that might help, but only temporarily…You’ll probably get a more realistic picture of me...Why don’t you wait and find out?
T - Maybe I’ll do that and reserve judgement until then.
H - I might be something special; you never know...you shouldn’t short change yourself. 
T - Maybe if I see myself as who I want to be rather than how I have been!
H - Yea, maybe I see more than you give yourself credit for.
T - Maybe, maybe I will wait and see. I do tend to over-interpret!

No, never really met, yet we did

 

Assaulting Patrol

Assaulting Patrol

Meeting Henry Again

Meeting Henry Again