“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” God. I am deeply saddened by the extreme violence that is going on throughout the world. To me, it is baffling how people can do such atrocious things, but then again it's not.
"If you still want me, Oh, tie a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree." Irwin Levine / L. Russell Brown There is a great power in the symbolic action. From Christ dying on the cross or to red paint thrown on women in fur coats, the message is loud, clear and obvious.
"But you've been told many times before, Messiahs pointed to the door, And no one had the guts to leave the temple!" Pete Townshend. There was a time when if a person proposed living a life without a king that they would be laughed at with scorn and labeled crazy, but oh how have the mighty fallen.
"Shmatta, shmatta, shmatta, I can't give it away on 7th Avenue, This town's been wearing tatters (shattered, sha ooobie shattered)" Keith Richards / Mick Jagger Life like anything else in our existence is something that we can improve. The trick with life is understanding what it's all about.
"I never meant to cause you any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain, I only wanted to one time to see you laughing, I only wanted to see you, Laughing in the purple rain" Prince Rogers Nelson Over the years I have many people I have loved come and go. Some have passed on to the great beyond. But these people are not gone they are alive in my memory. Thoughts turn today of my friend Maria.