It is amazing to me, the messages that come through song, just when I need to hear them, and perhaps you’ll agree. I woke at 3:30 this morning. I turned the radio on and one after the other I listened to these beautiful messages come forth.
Listening to Shirley Horn right now. She reminds me that :: Love is funny – or it’s sad. It’s a good thing – or its bad. But it is always beautiful. It is good to take a chance, and if you fall, you fall … but it isn’t something we mind at all, (once the pain ends). Love is tearful, or it it’s gay. It’s a problem, or it’s play. It’s a heartache, either way, but oh so beautiful.
Never give up on love. It is the one thing that stretches our imaginations, our souls, greater than anything in this world. Even the painful parts teach us how to be stronger within our very being, becoming more than we were before. Lessons are valuable, in every situation.
Life brings joy, when we dream, and reach for those dreams, with the intention of finding love, and not hurting anyone, always doing our best to find the beauty in our space, and then magnify it out, like the ripples in water.
Here’s to Life, and every joy it brings, here’s to dreamers and their dreams. May all your storms be weathered, and all that’s good get better. Here’s to Life, here’s to Love, and here’s to You. (Shirley Horn)
Kate Bush reminds me :: Only you can do something. There’s no one there any better. Aren’t we all the same? In and out of doubt.
Eva Cassidy :: For you, there’ll be no more crying. For you, the sun will be shining. It’s alright, I know it is. The songbirds keep singing like they know. I love you, like never before. To you, I would give the world, to you I would never be cold, because I feel that when I’m with you, it’s alright. I love you, like never before.
As time goes drifting by the willow bends and so do I. Whatever sky above, a time for Spring, a time for Fall … best of all, a time for Love. (Shirley Horn)
And of course, Imagine there’s no Heaven. No Hell below us, above us only sky. Imagine all the people living for today. Imagine there’s no countries, nothing to kill or die for, no relgion too. Imagine all the people living life in Peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope some day you’ll join us, and the world will live as one. Imagine no possessions, Can you? No need for greed or hunger, Just brotherhood of man (and woman, and child). Imagine all the people sharing the world. (Although this song has been redone by many, I do not believe I need to mention the first who sang it. He of course was killed, most likely for this wonderful waking thought in song.) OK … John Lennon.
The water protectors shine their lights so bright! The whole world sees them, in peace, in prayer, in love for their ancestors and each other. In love for the water, the life sustaining substance that every living creature has a right to. I see them honoring the land that grows food to nourish a body. They are helping us to waken to the destructive behaviors of those who have blinded us for so long. They are honoring us with their efforts to shine their light so brightly on this subject. Brave they are, brave they have always been. Greed cannot last. It is powerless in the face of love.
Through life I have wondered about the flow of it. I have held jobs where a person with no qualifications would be hired as my boss, and I would have to train them for it. My thought was always, what in the heck?? What does this mean? Well, of course, it means inequality. It means the stomping of one individual only to promote a lesser knowledgeable one. Over the time of my life, I have seen them fail, I have seen them come and go. It seems they not only lacked the skill, but also the drive to get things done in a prolonged and steady fashion.
Today, after centuries of experienceing this type of behavior, the first Americans are showing us what it means not only to be survivors, but their light, shining from the depths of their being, is still so bright it is waking the whole world! Their calm and peaceful ways are leading the way and teaching us how it really is done.
Tell me who the true leaders are. If you cannot see the obvious, please look deep within yourself and unearth what it is that keeps your eyes and your mind closed. The continuation of life depends on this. The continuation of life depends on your willingness to do what is right, honorable, moral, ethical, and full of integrity.
Who do you believe is actually fighting for your freedom, this very moment??