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You gotta give a little,
Take a little,
and let your poor heart break a little.
That’s the story of,
that’s the glory of love!

You gotta laugh a little,
Cry a little,
because the clouds roll by a little.
That’s the story of,
that’s the glory of love!

As long as there’s the two of you,
You’ve got the world and all its charms!
And when the world is through with you,
You’ve got each other’s arms!

You gotta win a little,
Lose a little,
and always sing the blues a little!
That’s the story of,
that’s the glory of LOVE!!!
That’s the story of,
that’s the glory of LOVE!!!
Jimmy Grante

Ronnie Deauville

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Did I see a ghost?

This time it was a 3-day trip to the 2-day meeting (10/11-12) in Austin. Everything was set up and I was just ready and go. I selected the hotel (Holiday Inn) to stay this time. Sunday evening after checked in around 6pm and settled in the hotel room, I headed out for a bike ride (the bike is with me as always whenever I go to Austin as I love that long trail along the town lake), and enjoyed catching up with other bikers and watching the crowds who were walking back and forth from the ACL (Austin City Limit) concerts and the sounds of metallic and heavy rock music echoing from the other bank of the lake. Just crossing the bridge at the end of the trail would take me to the surrounding of the concert area. Last evening of the event. It was said the concert this year drew a big crowd as the Eagles was there. I finished biking the trail around 7:30ish. The music was still loud on the other side of the river. Headed to the shower I was hoping they would start shutting down soon. Feeling hungry or headache around 830pm. The driving and biking must have caused it. I tried to take a good nap, but I could not. Thought it was still early, I checked up on the phone GPS for vietnamese restaurants. The Sunflower restaurant said they were opened until 10pm. So I headed my way down there. Seeing Pho Van when I drove by, I decided to stop in. Pho still sounds more attractive. They said they were just closed. Thanks God they could fulfill the Take-Out Order. So I ordered 2 Pho and 1 Che to go. That would satisfy my craving for Pho (Vietnamese foods) and fill my brain, and pretyy much they were my dinners for the trip. For lunch I knew I could not make enough time to go back to the hotel to eat and nap, and I was looking forward to having lunch with colleagues anyway. So, back in the hotel, I enjoyed the bowl of pho in the container. The hotel room smelled “pho”, but I felt good (my brain and tummy) anyway and were ready for a good night sleep.
As I was slowly falling into sleep, not sure how long I was into the sleep, I thought I saw a white shade standing by the bedside. In my buzzy mind it was a vivid white (gauze-like) cloth in a tall human body moving closer to the left side of the bed, looking at me. Geez, my eyes must have shut as tight as possible. The more I tried to close my eyes and trusted in my Savior God/Goddess, the more I fell into deep sleep and just let that white shade do whatever… There was a moment I thought my body was lifted or floating or pushed tight to the bed, similar kind of experience. Was it a dream? I had no idea. I could not wake up, I could not open my eyes, I could not say a thing or move, I wondered if I ever tried to move my head… Weird!!! The next morning I woke up feeling a bit sick, but felt scared just thinking of that experience. Was it the hotel room? Or just me? Should I change to a different hotel room? I remember having been told about some hotels around in Austin having ghosts. I hope it was just my tired body. So I said to myself to see if that would happen again the next night, duh, it would be my last night staying there. So i was adventurous. The next night I had the TV on and nothing happened during my sleep… So it must have been just my mind…

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