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Unique Times

Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

Use me as a vessel,
to carry you through,
the treacherous waters,
during dark nights.

Let me be your eyes,
when you cannot see,
to guide you to shore.

Let me be your ears,
when the wind gushes so loud,
you cannot hear.

Let me carry you over the bridges,
rivers and oceans ,
so that you may feel loved and protected
from the perils of the storm.

Will you do the same for me?
We need each other.

When one can’t hear,
the other can see,
when one can’t see,
the other can hear.

Together, we can bridge,
whatever storm comes our way,
no mater how big or how small.
Use me and I’ll use you.

We’ve got this you and me!


We have had some outrageous weather conditions in California which you’ve probably heard about if you follow the news. While it’s sad that so many places have flooded, we are long over due and we have been in a drought for so long now and desperately need the rain. When it rains it pours.

We sold our house to my mother and stepdad when we were building a home about 40 years ago and the big oak tree in front of their house fell down. It was so sad but thankfully, no one was injured. Santa Cruz and Capitola had some major flooding and part of the pier collapsed.

Yesterday we went to half moon bay to pick up some door from our painter and the whole block next to him was completely flooded and they are in hotels now. Wild how some are spared and some are not during these natural disasters.

It’s being called The Bomb Cyclone:

SAN FRANCISCO – A powerful and deadly bomb cyclone pounded California with heavy rain and high winds this week and was just one in a series of storms that will impact the West in the coming days. Drivers barrel into standing water on Interstate 101 in San Francisco, California on January 4, 2023.3 days ago

It’s nothing like you all get in other parts of the world but it’s big for us and another one is supposed to hit this week.

This is in front of my mothers house in Menlo Park, Ca.

Over a 100 year old oak tree that is the focal point of the cul de sac

Driving in San Carlos, California

Have a great week ahead. We’re gearing for more storms this week and then doing some damage control and adding french drains in our yard as our tiki bar we just finished has taken a hit with water damage.

On the plus side the lakes should be filling up and hopefully we’ll finally have water at our lake house this summer which is long overdue. It’s up at least a foot at the moment I hear.

Stay safe and be there for each other in all you do!

Blessings of Love,

πŸ’—

Cindy

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Suzette Benjamin
8 months ago

Thank you Cindy, f9r poem of self-less love.
So sorry to hear of the storms in California. Sending prayers for safety for all. Peace to you!!

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Stay safe, my friend.

Shalkot
Shalkot
Reply to  Suzette Benjamin
8 months ago

Prayers for thay

muktimasih
8 months ago

Beautifully written.

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
8 months ago

Whoa! That was a major weather even you had there. It’s good that oak didn’t fall onto a house. Hang in there.

Nick
8 months ago

Stay safe! I love the poem

Shalkot
Shalkot
Reply to  Nick
8 months ago

Poetbis awesome

Shalkot
Shalkot
Reply to  Shalkot
8 months ago

Poet is

Phil
8 months ago

A wonderful, communal poem most fitting for such an occasion! And, congratulations on finally getting some rain…just not soooo much rain!! Sorry to read about the old oak tree. Keep dry and stay sweet, dear Cindy πŸ’•xo

eunice
8 months ago

Wonderful lines, for togetherness and team work.

eunice
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™.

msjadeli
8 months ago

Frightening how high the water is. How were you able to drive through that without your car stalling?? What a terrible loss of the oak tree. I fear flooding across the globe is going to bring a lot of trees down πŸ™

msjadeli
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

I think those downpours are the worst where the ground isn’t used to that much rain.

Happy Panda
8 months ago

So glad that no one was hurt at your mom’s place but really sad about this terrible weather. Hope things look up soon!

Really nice poem and ofcourse, if you need anything – here for you! πŸ™‚

GraceoftheSun
8 months ago

So glad to hear you are safe, Cindy. Sounds scary. Sorry about the tree but so glad no one was hurt. “Together, we can bridge,
whatever storm comes our way,” So very trueπŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

My pleasure, Cindy πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

Tricia Sankey
8 months ago

Wow! Floods cause so much damage, stay safe in the coming days. That tree is something! πŸ˜“

Tricia Sankey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

πŸ’“

gabychops
8 months ago

Thank yo, Cindy, for the most beautiful and moving poem!

Joanna

Tangie
8 months ago

Agree. “Thankfully no one was injured.”

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
8 months ago

Exquisite poem with a powerful message, Cindy! Love and trust build relationships. <3

The loss of the old tree is so sad! Our area lost many old oak trees, one next to us.

It's wonderful that California's bodies of water are being replenished! Hopefully, your French drains will protect your property, and floods and storm damage across the state will be minimal going forward. I think about you when I see the news, and I am glad you are OK. <3

michnavs
8 months ago

Sending my love and prayera to you and everyone affected by the storm Cindy.πŸ™πŸŒΉ

Goff James
8 months ago

Heard all about it on the news here. Take care of yourselves and stay safe My Friends.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

So True.

Sheereen
8 months ago

Beautiful poem Cindy! Stay safe❀️

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

I am good. How about you?

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Sureβ€οΈπŸ˜ƒ

Taylorッ
8 months ago

Oh no! This is the first time I’m hearing of all the flooding. I’m so sorry your area has experienced so much flooding and resulting damage. Praying for you and all of California. Be careful and stay safe πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’›

Destiny
8 months ago

Such beautiful tender thoughts Cindy🀍 prayers for safety your way πŸ™

Destiny
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

A pleasure always Cindy πŸ™πŸ€

Dawn Minott
8 months ago

Yikes. Such tragedy. Happy no one was hurt from the trees falling, west a loss. Thanks for the up-close replay. The poem is lovely. We need each other. None of us can do life alone.

Dawn Minott
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

There are so many natural disasters and each seem to be outdoing the other. Sending best wishes for y’all to be/remain safe Cindy.

Jacqui Murray
8 months ago

We’ve had a ton of rain, but nothing as bad as what you are showing. Oh my. I hope everyone is getting through it.

Laleh Chini
8 months ago

Stay safe ❀️❀️❀️

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

😘😘😘

Patrick Cole
8 months ago

Wow! Thank you for the local, “on-the-(wet)- ground” reporting.

Meelosmom
8 months ago

I’m so sorry for all you out there dealing with this flooding. I hold you in my heart. And the poem! I just love it.
When one can’t hear,
the other can see,
when one can’t see,
the other can hear.

Together, we can bridge,
whatever storm comes our way,

Meelosmom
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

I can relate to the problems of aging parents and feeling helpless due to distance. My parents always lived so far away that it took flights with layovers to get to them. Finally, mom moved to my town, and I was able to help her much better. Hence, my book! ✨

Meelosmom
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Thank you again! β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸŒΊπŸŒΉ

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
8 months ago

Beautiful poem, Cindy, and I literally feel your words because we live in the bay area; San Francisco is in our back yard. It’s that old adage, “Be careful what you wish for.” We need rain so badly like you said since we’ve been in a long, long drought, but then it comes in buckets causing floods and havoc for many. We’ve been spared so far, fingers crossed, but we all have to endure what comes this week. Take good care and stay safe. ❀️

MousumiSays
8 months ago

A very beautiful poem, Cindy! We all humans feel so helpless in front of such natural disasters. It’s unfortunately becoming so frequent in one part of the globe or the other.
We have to work hard to establish a semblance of balance with the nature.

MousumiSays
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

It’s all my pleasure.❀

Filipa Moreira da Cruz
8 months ago

πŸ’™πŸŒŠ

QueenMary74
8 months ago

This is what I am looking for this year. The kind of relationships and community that I can read this to them and they feel the reciprocation of it. They understand the ebb and flow of a healthy relationship. When I read it to myself, I can think of them. Those are the ones I am searching for. Beautiful.

QueenMary74
Reply to  QueenMary74
8 months ago

….and the flooding! I am so sorry and I am sending prayers that water will recede and everyone will get the relief they need!

S Greene
8 months ago

Hello from Southern California! We are feeling it here too in Riverside county. The barn where my horses are had been so flooded that we had to move some horses in fear of them getting stuck in the mud. We have finally gotten it under control only for it to start raining again tonight and storms all of tomorrow and from Friday through Monday. I have never seen this amount of rain in all of my 28years of life! I have only lived in Southern California, and this is very odd weather. I hope you stay dry, and thank you for sharing your beautiful poem. Stay safe out there! πŸ₯°

S Greene
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

You’re very welcome! It’s quite the drag, especially the aftermath when I have to clean the mud from the horses πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it’s most definitely weird. Today, we had sideways sheets of rain and very intense wind gusts that are knocking a lot of trees down!

Of course! It was quite a lovely poem 😊

S Greene
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Lol save the tequila! Yes! It’s a doozy. I’m glad your house is doing ok! Our side of the apartment complex is doing ok, but the other side flooded, and they had to put tenets up in hotels 😱

You’re very welcome 😊

S Greene
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Haha πŸ˜‚ Hawaii is looking pretty nice! We are actually thinking of a vacation home there down the line…

Marsha
8 months ago

Isn’t it a shame that there are no underground drainage ditche from all over to drain water and ship it directly to the storage lakes? What were they thinking in the 1800s when they started developing the land anyway?

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

We’ve been seeing images on tv of SLO and Santa Barbara. Are you getting as much deluge?

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Are you safe tonight? We saw a horrible sink hole on the news. I hope you new house is out of danger!!!

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Well, take care. I’ll be praying for you.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Of course!

katiemiafrederick
8 months ago

SMiLes Dear Cindy Isn’t It Wonderful How Humans Come
Together to Help Each Other As One Family the Most
Without Separation When Natural Disasters Come

As We Truly Need Each
Other Often Becoming
Separated From the
Technology of

Infrastructure
All the Tools We
Create That Bring Us
Creature Comforts Yet
Sadly Separate the FlesH
And Blood Of Us Naturally

Not Only From Each Other Yet
The Rest of Nature And Even the

Literal Clothes We Wear Separating
Us From Life Giving Sunshine Above As Well

“Na’vi” mY FRiEnD So Devotionally Creating ‘Avatar’
Real In Theater Way to SHoW WHeRE We Come From

And Are So Lost Now Away From the FlesH and Blood New
Together Warm And True As Family All With Nature So Free

To BREaTHE NoW A Dance And Song New With Wings and Fur to Truly

Believe This Faith This Family Becomes This Foundation oF All to ‘See’
And ‘Hear’ Even More Than With Organs of EYeS And Ears

SMiLes Dear FRiEnD A True Escape Almost Requires
EYeS And Ears Of CuLTuRE to Go Away For Many
Years or Perhaps 66 Months to EMBArK Back On

A Journey to Reach
Naked Enough
Whole Complete

AGaiN FoR ReaL

iN JoY oF LiGHT
Giving Sharing
Caring Healing

For All With Most
Respect and Least

Harm iNHaLinG Peace
Exhaling LoVE No Longer
Afraid of DarK oR Cynical oF LiGHT

As One Family of Sunshine Burns BRiGHT

SMiLes Dear FRiEnD As We Hold Hands in Poetry oF SoUL
Truly Alive Bound By No Distance Space Time or Just A Matter of ‘Things’..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

mY SMile
Is YouR
SMiLe True
Too Dear Cindy☺️❀️

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

πŸ™β€οΈπŸ

KK
KK
8 months ago

Yes, Cindy, I had seen the devastating scenes on television. It’s so unfortunate and scary. Sorry about the oak tree! I’m glad you all are safe. My love and prayers! But I appreciate your poem, so appropriate! Mutual love and respect are very much needed to maintain ecological balance. Stay safe and blessed! Have a nice week ahead ❀️

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

You’re always welcome, Cindy! Take care β€οΈπŸ’

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

No issue, words and feelings are truer ❀️

VJ
VJ
8 months ago

Love the poem. Sorry about the storm damage. Weather seems to be crazy everywhere.

Pooja G
8 months ago

I heard about the weather/natural disaster in California and it’s really sad news. Hope everything is okay soon. Sending lots of positive energy your way! πŸ’–πŸ€—

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

My pleasure! I hope you do soon! πŸ’–

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

You’re totally welcome! 😊

literaryscribe
8 months ago

I’ve been praying for all the people who have been affected by the crazy weather conditions going on right now here in California. Hope you and your family keep staying safe!

Sheila β€œSpiral Sister” Murrey
8 months ago

What an oak!! I am so sorry to see that and hear about the weather issues there! I know the power was out Saturday where Dr. Bruce Lipton lives (in CA or Washington state, not sure which).

Sheila β€œSpiral Sister” Murrey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Ohh nooo! Freezing is not good!!

Michele Lee
8 months ago

Cindy, your poem highlights compassion and humanity. πŸ’ž Those images are incredible. Goodness! And potentially dangerous! Stay safe out there.

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

From those images, I can see how it moved you so. Nice work capturing the emotion in words. πŸ’—

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
8 months ago

πŸ’œ SomeTimes I go to sleep hoping I won’t wake up EveryOne; but I AM NOT!!! allowed to die EveryBody even though Death is NOT!!! The End…in short don’t treat Death and Devastation so seriously; the same goes for material possessions acquired via money or gifts and understanding that others are in YOUR!!! 3DLife for a Reason, a Season or a LifeTime

nisi mortuus nec neque nolite vicit 🀭🀫🀐

http://www.ericberne.com

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

πŸ’œ YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome SupaSoulSis πŸ™πŸΏ πŸ€— ☺️ 😊 πŸ™Œ πŸ˜€ πŸ™πŸΏ ; a travelling friend was concerned about a volcano and it was suggested he head for water…so I posed a Thought Experiment; if caught between a Tsunami and a Volcano which ((WITCH!!! πŸ§™ πŸͺ„πŸ§Ή) Way Do We Go, Animals Know πŸ€” ?

nisi mortuus nec neque nolite vicit 🀭🀫🀐

http://www.ericberne.com

…πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

Writing to Freedom
8 months ago

Lovely verse and reminder how we need each other and people often rise up to help in challenging times like your flooding. I’m glad you’re safe Cindy.

Dawn
8 months ago

Love the teamwork and one-ness you show in your words…and with the devastation you highlighted after…it is certainly needed πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

Kym Gordon Moore
8 months ago

Oh my dear Cindy, I am so sad to hear about the damage that occurred to your Mom’s house. And girlfriend, your poem brought tears to my eyes. Oh my goodness, you composed this with heart and soul. Love this my dear. So powerful! Thank you for sharing such a special part of your heart with us. πŸ₯°πŸ₯‚πŸŒžπŸ’–πŸ€— Hugs and smooches! πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹πŸ₯³

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Oh my dear Cindy, inspiration can come from the least expected places. In order to deal with our emotions sometimes, we find a way to express what our heart feels positively, whether through music, art, photography, cooking, crafting, building, or poetry. I think these positive avenues help to keep us from going bonkers. I appreciate you sharing your vulnerability. You keep it real my friend. Hugs and smooches! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹πŸ€—

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Oh my dear Cindy, I will drink to that sistah! 🍷🍾🍹πŸ₯‚πŸ₯ƒπŸΈπŸ₯€πŸ» We are off to great days ahead, even if the road gets a little muddy! πŸš—πŸšœπŸš We get through it FANtabulously dawwwwlinkkkkk! That’s just how we roll!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ˜˜

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Whoooohooooo for emoji’s! πŸ˜‚ Love you much dawwwlinkkkkk! πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ₯°πŸ’‹πŸ˜˜

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Yeah baby!!! 😍😘🀩

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ˜˜

dgkaye
8 months ago

Hi Cindy. You poem was moving. And yes, I saw all about the bomb cyclone. How frightening that crazy storm was and the crazy weather in California, especially. I’m glad you are well. Hugs <3

dgkaye
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

The world has gone mad my friend! <3

dgkaye
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

<3

Captain Q
8 months ago

I’m praying for y’all. My parents grew up in the Bay Area and I went back every summer growing up.

Vidah
8 months ago

The poem😍
Loved it, Cindy.
Take care of yourself!

Ingrid
8 months ago

A beautiful poem Cindy! Take care in those extreme weather conditions πŸ™β€οΈπŸ™

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
8 months ago

What the oak!!
You please take care, stay safe and stay protected.

The Sicilian Storyteller
8 months ago

OMG! Are you sure you haven’t been transported to NY? That looks more like East Coast weather! So so sorry you all are experiencing such awful conditions. The world has gone off kilter; could the sins of the few be affecting the lives of the many? That’s a topic for another story. Superb verse, Cindy G! Take good care out there, my friend! β€οΈβ€πŸ©Ή

The Sicilian Storyteller
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Take good care of yourselves. Stay safe, healthy and be careful. It’s a jungle out there! ❀️

Keith
8 months ago

Cindy, great poem, about a tough subject. Thanks for sharing pictures of the devastation. Keith

I hear u
8 months ago

I like this poem alot

I hear u
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Mine pleasure dear πŸ™‚

Ellie Thompson
8 months ago

I love your poem, Cindy, and the idea of togetherness. It’s so important. My word for 2023 is ‘connection’ as I feel it is so important to connect with others in this odd world of ours. It’s something I want to work on in my own life this year. We need each other.

I’m sorry you’re being so badly affected by the weather out there, whether it be floods (the video was terrifying – so much damage to cars and property, and no doubt, people, too) or drought. I hope you get the rain where you need it and not more floods. It’s all because of climate change, which is frightening.

How sad about the old oak tree. I hate to see trees come down like that, especially the old ones. I think of all the wildlife that lived in that tree and how their home has been taken away now. Thank goodness your mother and stepdad’s house wasn’t damaged and that they were safe, too. I wish you and your family well and hope that you’re not affected by any more climate disasters in the near future. Xx πŸ™πŸ’–

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
8 months ago

Your poem could be a wedding vow, Cindy. Here, we have a saying: “Turn around. Don’t drown.” Yikes, it’s sad to see all that flooding and to think of so many people affected. I saw the flooding in Santa Cruz on the news last night. My oldest lives in Northern CA, north of Sacramento. He’s grateful for the lakes filling up, but other than that, he’s sick about the flooding in his state. I’m sorry about the old oak tree coming down. Glad no one was injured. Be well and safe.

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