Wheelchair Woodworking #20: O wad some Power the gift tae gie us, To see oursels as ithers see us!

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Blog entry by Jamie Speirs posted 07-19-2014 10:03 PM 2009 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok it’s no Shakespeare, it the reel stuff
A local boy, randy poet hud mair Mistresses than Tim can tell
You widnae want your daughters seeing the likes o him behind
Ye Olde Bike Shed ”
Well he is our National Bard for awe his sins :)
I think this verse comes fae “to a Louse” If I’m wrang? Blame my
truant officer for not catching me often enough. A wander.
Right the gift to see ourselves….......
I know I was going somewhere with this. I’ll load a picture and by
then it will come back to me

This picture doesn’t make sense but I remember where I was.
Mads pictures. He sees what I see
but makes it brighter, lighter, happier. He may take a shot of something
and his picture makes me smile at that spot each time
He sees me as others see me, if this makes any sense I’ll be surprised :)
He has given new light to spots on my own doorstep
Opening my eyes like a child again seeing the beauty without limitations
Seeing through someone elses eyes to open your own

This Mad Dane heading off into a strange Loch in the dark
Him and Shirley giggling as if they were invading Scotland, come to think o it.
They have, A Dane & a South African
Thats ok at least their no English LoL TFIC
Best not so more a believe there is a political event coming up and I would not
want to upset the voting. :)

Mads Camera has a bolt hole. I was sure it was not a Dutch plane but a French
one?? Mads! Help.
The visit draws to a close but the stories live on
We have a full day to fill tomorrow and tidy up our wee projects
I’ve twa Oak planks sitting awaiting being into some wife raisers
There is talk of a Rocking Chair Project coming up Hal Taylors looks sweet
Mmmmmmmmmh, curves. :)

Jamie on the banks o the Bonnie Doon

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#1 posted 07-20-2014 12:43 AM

ah the trip comes to a close, but as you say, the memories live on and im so happy for you both and all the household on the Bonnie Doon…..makes me want to talk like a SCOT…so i shall go kiss my Lass…or something like that….so happy to be a part of your times there….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 07-20-2014 01:54 AM

You turn a good bit of prose my friend from Scotland. Sounds like you had a great visit with the Dane. I could only dream that my visit would be so colorful.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 07-20-2014 02:06 AM


Maybe you’ll have fresh eyes to see with. Mads having been there? The pot is stirred with different spices in the mix.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 07-20-2014 02:16 AM

I can hear the lilt of that Scottish brogue coming off your blogs Jamie. I’ve been enjoying reading about your visit with Mads. May you have many more to enjoy over the years.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#5 posted 07-20-2014 03:18 AM

The Visit ends, but the Friendship remains!
Reading about all the Gladness (and Madsness) reminds me of Chaucer and his Tales… Only set on the Bonnie Doon… :)
It has been good fun to follow along my Friend, Thank You for sharing it all with all of us!
Be sure to make sure, that Mads doesn’t forget his Kayak… :-D

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 07-20-2014 11:52 AM

The Danes have invaded the Scotland once again using charm, laughter, wine and woodworking as their weapons of choice. It sounds to me that you have once again been conquered Jamie, but in a nice way. Good memories shared with friends are a treasure worth hoarding. I enjoyed the poetry, what little I understood of it. Please tell Mads I said hello and wished him a safe journey home.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 07-25-2014 08:23 AM

Hi Jamie,
I get a wee bit nostalgic now seeing my camera there. ;-)
Smiles my friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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