Oh Lordy, Let There Be No Tapes
June 12, 2017

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I wake up to birds outside screaming because I’m late. Usually I’m outside on the patio by now taking in the morning-glory of life. So I move my unresponsive legs off the bed hoping to find the floor and Eberhard says, “Careful, careful”. I make my way to the bathroom to relieve myself. All goes well except for the thoughts that start running through my head as memories from last night start to float past me. I get to the sink to wash my hands and lo and behold there’s a huge zit on my upper lip between my nose and mouth. What? Who gets this at 68? Last week it was one on my nose. God hates me.

I make coffee (I only have one cup a day, but I love it in the morning) and I make my way out to the patio to take in life for the day. I’m naked. Not a pretty site, but I’m protected (and so is the world) by an 8 foot wall around me. The birds start laughing at me in great furor. I am not my usual self, ready to take a moment to meditate. Instead I have these flashbacks….”oh my God, did I do that?” Jeff (karaoke man) why didn’t you stop me?” And Bobby,  you were suppose to keep me in check….. you even said to others that “I was never the same after my mild stroke.”

The evening was enlightening. We started out by meeting friends and their family relatives visiting from Georgia. It’s our ‘solving the world’s problems’ (Trump, etc.) get together that we have occasionally on a Sunday. Of course we discuss the delicate matters over a few glasses of wine. It was a very interesting perspective, not one we were accustomed to, as we tried to figure out why people are attracted to Trump, and why they can believe his rhetoric. We surmised, part of it was education, another part was environment and what they see around them, but mostly it was what people don’t see as they view their lives from  a finite perspective. In conclusion we decided “not to worry”…..this too will pass.

Dancing in front of the karaoke singers was just part of it. There was the bus ride from our beginning location to the karaoke bar. We got the whole bus to ‘rock’. Everyone got off at our stop and the bus driver was relieved, just hoping for a few more silent moments until his shift finished. Still, I remember Jeff encouraging myself and Bobby to sing. Not a nice picture or sound for that matter. Everyone run……run for your lives.

In conclusion, at some point in time, we all need a little release on whatever level makes us comfortable.  Just look at the TV in this moment. Trump, is surrounded by his cabinet in their absorbent moment of self-aggrandizement.  This is their moment of release.

True or False?

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Beginning of………
February 3, 2017

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Fear without Knowing
January 21, 2017

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So, I’m coming around the corner to go to the boy’s room and there are two people waiting in line. The first person is standing  about four feet from the restroom doors. The second person is standing sixteen feet from the restroom doors. A line is forming, but neither of these two people move forward to take up the distance in the line.

What keeps them from moving forward?

Is this a sign of the times?

Is their fear of moving forward greater than their need to release?

One person comes out of the left side restroom and the first person takes his place. But, the second person in line refuses to move forward, even though the line behind him is forming quickly and reaching out the exit doors of the building. Finally, the second restroom becomes available and the person ahead of me moves to take his position inside the restroom. I immediately take up the lax in space of close to twenty feet and wait for the next restroom to become available.

If fear is this obvious in a nondescript environment, what does it say about the county under Trump?

Are we going to be governed by our small but innate fear of ‘not knowing’, or fear of ‘who we are’ as a replacement for I AM?

Move forward! Take a stand! Be who you were meant to BE!

Identity
November 17, 2016

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We’ve lost our identity. Our true identity. Maybe it’s social media. Maybe it’s because we’ve been trained to look outside of ourselves for respect, gratification and acceptance.

We’re feeling forgotten, left out and we’re in pain. You can’t fill that void with a new President-elect, drugs or any external means.

We have to stop, quiet ourselves…and listen to what we feel. We have to do this each and every day. And, each and every day we will learn truth and the outside world as we know it will slowly change.

We must change inside first, before our outside world changes.

 

Unfiltered
November 5, 2016

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As you look at another’s relationship, can you see your own? What you want to suggest as a remedy to them might be applied to your own.

Someone needing an immense amount of attention and loving that has been lost maybe your own vision of what you already have. You just haven’t noticed it in your own life.

It’s never too late to give of yourself,…… to your friend, husband, wife, partner…… those feelings we all cherish and need.

Reach out and share what we all have to give.

Love.

Knowledge and Limitations from One a musical
October 2, 2016

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LIMITATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE
(Enter the bar with everyone giving them strange looks. THEY are dressed in costumes from a costume party THEY had just left. LIMITATIONS is dressed as a giant bee carrying a see through screen in a window frame. KNOWLEDGE is dressed as a leather bound book)

ACACIUS
(Looking up and seeing LIMITATIONS and KNOWLEDGE come into the bar)
WELL, WELL, WELL, A BEE AND A LEATHER BOUND BOOK WALK INTO A BAR

(Customers begin to laugh, but welcome them as THEY move toward ACACIUS with a CD he can play for their karaoke number. THEY hand the CD to ACACIUS)

THANKS FELLAS. WHAT’S WITH YOUR COSTUMES?

KNOWLEDGE
(Speaking into ACACIUS’ microphone)
OUR FRIEND HAS AN ANNUAL COSTUME PARTY WHERE YOU HAVE TO DRESS UP AS SOMETHING PERTAINING TO A LIFE EXPERIENCE. WE CHOSE KNOWLEDGE AND LIMITATIONS. THE TITLE OF THE SONG WE’RE GOING TO SING IS CALLED; PAIN IN THE GLASS.
(EVERYONE laughs)

ACACIUS
(Laughing)
OKAY BOYS. I’VE GOT YOUR CD IN, THERE’S THE STAGE, DO YOUR THING.

KNOWLEDGE AND LIMITATIONS
(Move on stage and position themselves. THE TRIUMVIRATE move in closer to the stage area with tenseness. LIMITATIONS begins a frantic dance back and forth behind the see through screen trying to get through the invisible barrier. Music Video 10 begins and is Flight of the Bumble Bee played intermittently each time LIMITATIONS tries to break through the barrier, with the music from Pain In The Glass)

LIMITATIONS
(Looking through the see through screen to see KNOWLEDGE on the other side)
EACH DAY I APPROACH THIS WINDOW PANE
LOOKING OUT FEELING PAIN FROM DRAIN
MY HOPES AND WISHES, DREAMS AND MORE
CONFRONT A BARRIER I CAN’T IGNORE
MY INTUITION I ADORE
IT’S LIFE IN FULL COLOR
THIS PANE OF GLASS
IN BLACK AND WHITE
STOPS THE PROMISE TO DISCOVER
MY BIRTHRIGHT, BEAUTY AND LIGHT
(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does a frantic dance in which HE bounces off the screen each time HE tries to get through the screen)

KNOWLEDGE
(Beginning to open some of the pages from the book on the other side of the screen, so LIMITATIONS can see. CONTROL from THE TRIUMVIRATE steps up to KNOWLEDGE and tries to stop KNOWLEDGE from opening the pages in the book and showing his knowledge to LIMITATIONS. KNOWLEDGE pushes CONTROL away)
LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT I KNOW
LOOK AROUND
(LIMITATIONS looks behind himself)
TAKE A STEP BACK
(LIMITATIONS steps back from the glass pane)
THERE’S ROOM TO MOVE IF YOU BACKTRACK
ELIMINATE THE STRUGGLE
DON’T BE BOUND BY THIS PUZZLE
THE OPEN DOOR IS WORTHWHILE
(HE points to an open door behind LIMITATIONS)
GOING AGAINST THE PANE IS JUST FUTILE

LIMITATIONS
BUT I CAN SEE TO THE OTHER SIDE
DO YOU REALLY THINK IT’S MY PRIDE?
IT’S MY JOURNEY AND CLEAR AS DAY
NOT ILLUSIONS OR LACK OF THOUGHT I PRAY
THIS RESISTANCE IS ONLY CHILD’S PLAY
I’LL FIND THE OPEN GATEWAY
IT WON’T BE LONG, I’M NEVER WRONG
AND MY INNER CHILD STILL YOUNG AND STRONG
MAKES LOVE OF TRYING AN UNCONDITIONAL SONG
(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does another frantic dance, bouncing off the screen)

KNOWLEDGE
LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT I KNOW
LOOK AROUND
(LIMITATIONS looks behind himself)
TAKE A STEP BACK
(LIMITATIONS steps back from the glass pane)
THERE’S ROOM TO MOVE IF YOU BACKTRACK
(HE points to an open door behind LIMITATIONS)
ELIMINATE THE STRUGGLE
DON’T BE BOUND BY THIS PUZZLE
THE OPEN DOOR IS WORTHWHILE
GOING AGAINST THE PANE IS JUST FUTILE
(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does another frantic dance)

LIMITATIONS
THEN I ASK
I NEED NOT BASK
I JUST WANT HOME AND AN EASIER TASK
IT’S THE JOURNEY THAT GIVES THE ANSWERS
NOT THE SURROUNDING SHADOWS AND DANCERS
TRUST MY INTUITION
DURING THIS TRANSITION
MY DESTINATION
WAS ALWAYS SUPPOSITION
I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN IN
TO KNOWING AND ADMISSION
(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does another frantic dance and collapses to the floor exhausted)

Lost Time
July 27, 2013

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Like a resurrection from infinity, he appears.

Ten years have passed, but he longs for you.

At first you melt from the spell. Then your memory kicks in.

There has been gallons of water under the bridge.

Do you still take the plunge or do you do what you’re feeling?

Always what you’re feeling. Listen to your body. Not the mind.
The mind has a million and one reasons to seduce you. Be comfortable. Feel ‘who you are’.

It may not be right for him, but you’re not him.

You are you.

You have changed.

Move on.

Quickly.

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