“I Am Forrest Gump” by Alan Silvestri

When I heard this song play this afternoon I remembered the opening of the movie with a feather that was done with CGI Graphics that was blowing all over the place through town, landing on the bench where Forrest Gump was sitting.

 I remember so vividly in technicolor and have that beautiful image playing in my mind like the movie did.

Combined with the beautiful soundtrack music that Alan Silvestri wrote, “I Am Forrest Gump”, it will always move and inspire me. The music  Only lasts for 2 minutes but it’s a glorious 2 minutes!

I can still remember remember it as though it was yesterday.

I also remembered that I bought the sheet music to it, actually Mark bought it for me (my ex-husband) and I was trying to find it the other day. But it was lost in my sea of sheet music. ALL THOSE YEARS OF TEACHING PIANO I COLLECTED a Lot of sheet music.  It’s unfortunate though, that sometimes I can’t find what I am looking for!

 I considered  the song lost in my sea of sheet music, and decided I would simply do as I always did before I learned how to read sheet music which is  just sit down, listen and play what I heard.

 I put it on a loop on Spotify and tried to play by the sing by ear instead! AND TO MY ELATED SURPRISE,  I DID.

The motto of the story is- shoot for the best that you can do in this world and then just try because the best that can happen is you just might do it!

Written and Compiled by Paulette L. Motzko.

Photography by Leonardo Valencia.

Digital Photo Arts by Paulette Motzko.

Copyright Valencia Motzko, Inc. 2016.

Saturday November 18th 2017. 

5:36 p.m.

It’s always summer in my heart.

It’s no matter that I have lived in Las Vegas, NV several years now with the dust blowing around me and the rocks beneath my feet; it will always be summer in my heart and soul.

Me below at the Starbucks in The Stratosphere. The photo was taken a few days ago on the 11th of November. 

I was born in Tucson, Arizona, also the desert Southwest, but for over 40 years of my life. Southern California was my home.

I was old enough to truly appreciate the blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean around me, the palm trees  calm of the beautiful flowers and all of the other  extraordinary scenery  of California.

It is where I went elementary school, Middle School, High School and college graduate School. Where I was married and 15 years later unfortunately divorced. But it’s also where I began discovering who I really was deep inside after being true to my inner voice, as I call my intuition.

I would love to lease a place there and yet keep my place in Vegas. That way, I could enjoy the uniqueness of both and do work with my old clients and discover new ones.

There are no perfect places to live, but ones that can never be forgotten, like the special people who have helped make me who I am.

I hope that what’s coming for me is like my paper whites blooming with twice the blooms they were supposed to have, my goals exceeding my expectations. 

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

High definition Summer in My Heart image from Zedge.

All other images by Paulette Motzko.

Photo of Paulette Motzko taken by Elvira.

November 14, 2017. 12:45 midnight; updated 2 a.m.

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always had and you’ll always want what you always run away from.”-                        Luis A. Delgado

Those brilliant words came from my wonderful friend Luis A. Delgado.

He and I met in Southern California in Westminster many years ago, and even though neither of us live in California any longer we are still connected and are “kindred spirits”. WE BOTH have “the ocean and the beach in our soul” from living NEAR THE PACIFIC OCEAN  so many years. We also are VERY POSITIVE PEOPLE WHO LOOK to IMPROVE OURSELVES DAILY. 

Quote by Luis A. Delgado.

Photography & Digital Photo Arts by Paulette L. Motzko.

I’ve read numerous things that he’s written over time and ask permission to use his quote here that I read on Facebook tonight.

I hope this becomes one of many quotes from Luis too because he has so much wisdom and insights to share. He just doesn’t realize how gifted he is- yet.

She believed she could and so she did

Photography and Digital Arts by Paulette Motzko.

Copyright August 2017.

PLM Studios.

This is for all you ladies out there. How many of you ladies envisioned yourself doing something and then you worked as hard as you possibly could on it, and then you succeeded and you triumphed?
I’m sure you felt like you’re just climbed Mount Everest and you were looking down at the scenic Countryside below you.

I know I felt that way more than once in my life.

What things did you do to help you accomplish what you were shooting for?

Can you share some of your inside tips for success with all the other ladies we’re reading this right now?
This inquiring mind would love to know how you did what you did, and how you stayed motivated until you reach your ultimate goal.
Written by Paulette Motzko.

Copyright August 2017.

August 6th 2017 10:36 p.m.