Family Business


“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”
― George Bernard Shaw


The family gathers
and the shadow play begins.
Odd feints detectable only to those
old hands in the game.
Each move choreographed in steady rhythm.
Each practiced tone pronounced.
More of the heart revealed with every thrust
of witty rapier.
So much love looking to expand the old worn currents
so many shaded ways to show it
yet the message is always delivered
and the understanding grows
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Strange Sky MountainsideStrange Sky Mountainside by G A Rosenberg


Abstract Fractal Caress in Green SpaceAbstract Fractal Caress in Green Space by G A Rosenberg

Clambering Through Past Clouds


“I will clamber through the clouds and exist.”
—John Keats


This week is another week of traveling and family for me. I become acquainted and better acquainted with the next generation of kids and pets and reconnect with siblings and parents. Since to do this I have to cross the continent I don’t get to do this nearly as often as I like. One of the best things about this is that as I grow and learn I feel that each time I have more to bring to the table. I have more self-awareness for sure but also a greater openness and willingness to be without facade. It’s not always the easiest thing to do. Recently I came across a quote that said that the surest test of one’s enlightenment is spending time with family. They do have all the ‘before’ pictures and remember both past triumphs and mistakes. I look forward to this adventure and can’t wait to see what insights will come from it. Another great thing about spending time with one’s past is the spotlight it can shine on the present
Blessings, G


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Cloud MindingFlying Through Clouds
Metallic TartanMetallic Tartan by G A Rosenberg


DiscoveryDiscovery by G A Rosenberg


Quote of the Day – January 4 2013

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
– Lao Tzu


On the last leg of a rather nice trip in which I reconnected to family and learned to let go of expectations of arriving anywhere that I expected at the time that I’d expect. Yes, the return trip East to West has been as filled with schedule changes and overnight stops as the eastward journey has been. An interesting symmetry tho this one sustained by a week of memories of babies, dogs and sisters. I also feel in some ways I reconnected with elements of my past that I had let go.
Blessings, G


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Earth Mandala
Earth Mandala by G A Rosenberg


Weaving Reality
Weaving Reality by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 8 2012

“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.”
― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


Thinking disjointed thoughts tonight so I might  ramble at you for awhile. As if that wasn’t always the case.  I’m thinking about paths and families , both those of choice and those of birth. After all, for most of us our paths start with our families…habits we learn and habits we earn and yet our paths are our own, at most ours run up alongside others for moments or decades. I can learn from almost anyone, even people i have negative encounters with… perhaps mainly them..its more difficult at times to see the challenge and lesson to be learned from the positive ones..i tend to be too busy basking in them and enjoying them…still the lessons are there. Would a life without challenge be anywhere near as worthwhile? Somehow I doubt it..
Here’s to challenges and gratitude. Here in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving Day, the day when many of us consciously feel the gratitude that the wise make a daily part of their lives. I feel gratitude towards everyone of you reading this and those who have befriended me over the course of my lifetime and for this amazing universe (good or bad, goodies or yikes I find it all amazing) that we all are part of.
Blessings, G



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Campfire by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – August 16 2012

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…”
― Wilferd Peterson


By nature I tend to enjoy solitude yet somehow in this online universe I find myself surrounded by so many amazing beings and I have been blessed with companionship. I like to think i have been living this quote because these the dreamers, the believers and the courageous are the ones who I find myself in the midst of daily. All my life I sought to find a place where I could live  what has become something of a motto to me “Shared joy is increased and shared pain lessened and between Facebook and WordPress I have found it and an unbelievably beautiful assortment of souls. Thanks to all those who dare to dream.

On a personal note, my blogging might be a bit more sporadic over the next five days or so as I am away camping in Washington State. I’ll try to post some pictures as well as any stray ideas or art that inspires me…
Blessings, G


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Walking Abstraction by G A Rosenberg

Things to Be Grateful For (In No Particular Order)

A Youtube friend of  recent aquaintance ( challenged people to journal on 10 things to be grateful for and to post it as a video response. I don’t know if I’ll do that or not but the idea intrigued me enough to do it. So in no particular order (and I’m not sticking to 10 as once I started contemplating the things I feel gratitude for I found it hard to stop. Which as far as problems go would be one I would wish for everyone

    • My Family – Aaron, Zev, Amanda and our various pets. Each in their own was has been such a gift to me. Aaron and I have been together for 12 years. We are so different in outlook yet we share a language and interests. He has done amazing work in his field and he is one of the most creative, thoughtful people I have ever met. Zev, my son and teacher. Now twelve, with all the challenges that brings. He is so full of life, love and energy. We have so many commonalties tho he is totally his own person with astonishing presence and self-posession. Amanda, my foster daughter, who has helped me so much with developing and using my empathy. Our Various pets (Rufus, Maggie, Brownie, Princess, Luke)
    • My Senses and my ability to perceive the phenomenal world – The Navajo have a beautiful prayer / greeting,  “May you walk in beauty”. It has taken me many years to realize how much of that has to do with attitude and outlook towards life. Now more often than not, I have been seeing beauty express itself in my life way more often even with things that I once would have found off-putting.
    • Souce, Spirit, The Way, God – However you wish to refer to that higher power from which we come, who’s nature is unconditional love.
    • My Imagination- We all have this amazing ability to create something from nothing. We can see how the world can become a better place and make it so. We can see how we may become better, happier, more centred and evolved people and make ourselves so.
    • The Earth-Mother and Provider. Forests, Beaches, Mountains, Cities.
    • The Sun
    • Animals
    • The amazing group of family and friends I have found in cyberspace- I have met so many amazing people from all over the world. I have shared laughter, tears, thoughts, beliefs, art, poetry, music and so much love.
    • My Parents – who raised me to believe that I could be anything that I wanted and showed me that there may be barriers along the way. They have been amazingly supportive.
    • This journey of discovery that I’ve been on
    • People  (including Government, Religious or Corporate entities ) whom anger or frustrate me because they too show me who I am and areas in which I need to grow
    • My art and writing- Self-expression rocks. Finding ways in which I can express myself rocks even harder
    • Music-Of all kinds, so central to my life.
    • Books, Poetry, Blogs, Videos, Art, Movies, Theater – We have so many ways in which we convey who we are and our views / experience of the universe. Through these forms of communication, we are able to commune with voices from the past, present and reach out to those who come after us.. We walk and fly on the shoulders of giants.
    • My Own Being- Within me, as within all of us, universes exist.  I have found vast potential to love, grow and grow in love
    • The time in which I live- There has been a spiritual and societal awakening that has been happening in the world that each month it seems becomes more and more prevalent. There also seems to be a counter-movement towards that but its fascinating to view this.
    • This exercise

Some Thoughts -Random

Here’s the hard part. To me, part of loving others in this free-will universe means allowing them the room to make decisions and hold opinions and attitudes that we not only may disagree with but may think are destructive or dangerous. Everybody has their own soul path
We can encourage and teach. We can love and pray, even try to talk to their higher selves but we can’t change them. Still they are in our lives and we in theirs for a reason. Trust their soul’s journey and trust source and love them.

when it comes down to it, It’s not the death of the human being Osama bin Laden dying that people seem to be celebrating as much as the fact that a “Boogy Man” has been banished, no longer do we have to check our figurative closets or look under our metaphorical beds, there is now a greater degree of perceived safety..
You see, to me, Bin Laden as a living human ceased to matter soon after 9/11/01, It is the MYTH that Bin Laden has become that people react to and have been for a very long time…

I have heard more sadness that so many of us, as a people are celebrating and cheering an adversary’s death and what it means as far as our own evolutionary progress
I have talked about his physical death being meaningless because the myth and how it has been sold has far outstripped the man.
I have heard questions about whether we are being told the truth. I believe a certain amount of skepticism is healthy especially given the track records of the people we vote for.