Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 20, 2022

Mistakes are a part of the
dues one pays for a full life.

~ Sophia Loren
Italian – Actress/ Born: September 20, 1934

Porte Musings:

Yesterday I went for my first Motorcycle ride with CMC 021 (Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers). I was very nervous about joining a group of strangers for a ride. Luckily they were a very welcoming group, I even discovered I knew some of the people. We met at Tim Hortons in Strathroy and went for a short ride to Glencoe via Muncey (the long scenic route). The leader gave clear directions and was easy to follow. Because I was new to the group I got to ride directly behind the leader. It’s been a long time since I rode with a group and never with a formal group. When we reached our destination the leader said I followed well and there were no problems that he saw. Everyone had a coffee then we left our separate ways. There are only 2 more weekly rides left in 2022, but I’m glad I joined. Looking forward to future rides with CMC.

Daily Quote: October 2, 2021

The most powerful weapon on earth
is the human soul on fire.

~Ferdinand Foch
French – General / October 2, 1851 – March 20, 1929

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Wait until tomorrow to punch out your enemy. Today is International Day of Non-Violence. Chances are if you can wait until tomorrow you can always put off something.

Today is Gardian Angels Day. Don’t temp fate and let them have a day of rest.

Do something a bit quieter and celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day.

Daily Quote: September 30, 2021

Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.

~ Rumi
Poet / September 30, 1207 – December 17, 1273

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is the first Day of the Federal Holiday for Truth and Reconciliation. A Federal Holiday to solomnly remember the injustesses to indigenous people in Canada. Commonly known as Orange Shirt Day, remembering how a little girl was forced to remove her orange shirt and conform to the school uniform. Remembering all the children that were forcably removed from the arms of their parents and family to be taken to be “civilized” – often to their deaths, hungry, cold and alone.

My heart breaks for the history of indigenous people in Canada. It is too big of a subject for me to even start to discuss. The loss of culture, language, family ties over 7 generations.

We bought our Orange T-shirts from Gunner’s Variety yesterday, then went to my husband’s band office to pick up a Muncee-Deleware flag to hang on our porch peak.

Even the trees are starting to don their colours of orange today.