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?

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!

A Rock
December 3, 2016

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A rock is obtuse. It lacks the ability to discern insight, therefore it is solid in its makeup. It blends in with its surroundings, but in reality it is just ‘there’. It gives nothing. But, it takes something.

It takes space and the ability to absorb energy. Energy it absorbs is never given back in equal amounts of what is taken. On the contrary, it takes and takes and takes. Weather it is sunlight, air, or any energy, it sucks it from it’s source.

The purpose behind a rock is to reassure humanity that there is stability. An anchor for its inequality. A rock is a rock is a rock.

If you meditate on ‘rock’ you will find a deep, deep sense of solidness and anchoring. It will scare you with its depth.

How then does a human turn into a ‘rock’?

Probably, lack of love.

Give and take.

On both sides.

Sad.

 

Lady Fear from One, a musical
September 26, 2016

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LADY FEAR

STOP!

(SHE stands up and looks at GENUS DEI and AMANTIA / VOICE OF REASON like SHE doesn’t recognize them, starts to move away from the table, looking around and then begins to pace in a circle. SHE stops, hesitates and begins her song called Loneliness done with a simple piano melody, classical in nature)

 

 

IT’S EARLY DAWN WITH BIRDS IN SONG

I STIR INSIDE AS I TRY AND DECIDE

LEAVE MY BEDSIDE OR GO OUTSIDE

WITH TEA IN HAND,

(She moves towards her table and picks up her cup of tea)

I SEE NOTHING FOR ME

I PREPARE TO WALK AWAY MY TEARS

SO I READY MY CLOTHES, AND HIDE MY FEARS

I PICK-UP MY CANE,

(She picks up her cane)

TO WALK PARADISE LANE

WITH ENDLESS BEAUTY AROUND ME,

AND NOTHING FOR ME TO SEE

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

ON TABLETOP OPAQUE WITH FINE GRAINS OF SAND

(Walking towards the next empty table and looking at the top of the table)

MY TEA CUP RESTS EMPTY,

(She places her cup of tea back on the table)

OF THE ONLY WARMTH AT HAND

A FLY REMINDS ME OF UNCERTAIN PEACE

(She pretends to see a fly buzzing around, swings at it and adjusts her head to miss the fly)

LIKE LIFE EACH DAY, AND BARRIERS THAT NEVER CEASE

ANOTHER ENDLESS DAY OF SILENCE, FROM PEOPLE AND ME

AS MEMORIES AND YESTERDAY FADE,

THEN BECOME VAGUE

THE BIRDS HAVE GONE AWAY

SILENT LIKE WINDS TODAY

HOW MANY MORE DAYS

WILL FREE ME FROM LIFE’S MAZE?

 

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

MY TEA CUP IS EMPTY AND TOO LONELY TO FILL

(She sits back down at the table next to her teacup)

I SIT HERE THINKING OH SO STILL

THERE’S NO ONE LOVING, NO ONE TALKING

JUST SOMEONE WALKING,

(TEMPTATION walks by, looks at LADY FEAR and smiles)

PRETENDING TO CARE

NOT A DROP OF LOVE OR RESPECT TO SPARE

I’M LOCKED IN MY THOUGHTS, AS A MOUNTAIN TO ROCKS

UNWAVERING AND BARREN, WITH SO LITTLE LIFE

I’M ALONE IN MY LONELINESS AND IT CUTS LIKE A KNIFE

 

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

(INNOCENCE comes by the table and pours another cup of tea for LADY FEAR)

MY SECOND CUP OF TEA

WILL NO ONE TOUCH ME?

(Looking up longingly at INNOCENCE. Momentary pause…..looking around)

WHILE AT HOME, ALL ALONE

            (timed to the video)

I TAKE MY CHAIR

IN A GARDEN OF PRAYER

I OPEN THE GATE, I HATE

SO I CAN SAFELY STARE

AND CHIDE

AT THE WORLD OUTSIDE

I WAIT FOR THE SUN

            (looking up to see if the sun is there)

MY ONLY FRIEND

AND MY TIME TO ASCEND

MANKIND AND WILL NEVER BREACH

NOR WILL I BESEECH

THEIR ENDLESS SPEECH

FOR NOW, MY LIFE IS OUT OF REACH

TAKE MY FEARS AWAY

I LIVE IN PARADISE, I LIVE IN PARADISE

PLEASE SOMEONE HUG ME

TAKE MY FEARS AWAY

I LIVE IN PARADISE, I LIVE IN PARADISE

 

PLEASE JUST ONE PERSON SAY

….I LOVE YOU……

….IN THIS PARADISE

….I LOVE YOU……I LOVE YOU

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

Distraction, from One a musical
September 23, 2016

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DISTRACTION

(Gets up and moves to center stage for his song Be Honest To Me in the style and feel of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean) (Music Video 22 begins and the DANCERS leave their bar stools and chairs for a routine that is sexy and provocative. A combination of Country & Western Shadow Dancing with sexy push-ups on each other and seductive moves in time to the video. TEMPTATION moves to rejoin THE TRIUMVIRATE)

 

 

COME ON DANCE WITH ME

(This line sung while gesturing and directing the song to GENUS DEI)

MY APOLOGIES, PLEASE FORGIVE ME

I’M DOING MY JOB

DON’T CONDEMN ME

MY CHARMS ARE MY MISSION

YOU’VE GOT NEEDS

LET’S BRING THEM TO FRUITION

LET’S DO THESE DEEDS

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Joining in)

(Chorus)

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

 

 

DISTRACTION

YOUR DOLLARS FOR COLLARS

(HE jumps on top of a table holding and waving a neck collar)

WILL MAKE YOU HOLLER

I’LL BE NUDE AND LESS THAN RUDE

(HE rips his shirt off. Cheers and whistles from the CUSTOMERS)

YOUR SECRETS ARE SAFE WITH ME

YOU’LL SEE

JUST BE HONEST AND TALK TO ME

(Jumping down from the table and getting close to GENUS DEI and AMANTIA)

I’VE GOT A DEGREE

I’M INTELLIGENT AND CAREFREE

LIVE YOUR HIDDEN DESIRES

TO PUT OUT THOSE BURNING FIRES

(Gesturing towards GENUS DEI and AMANTIA’S torsos)

 

 

DANCERS and SINGERS

(Joining in)

(Chorus)

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

 

 

DISTRACTION

A ROLL OF DICE IS YOUR PRICE

HAPPINESS OR GUILT TO THE HILT

MY TOUCH CAN MAKE YOU MELT

(Touching GENUS DEI and AMANTIA)

MY TORSO FOREVER FELT

(Taking GENUS DEI and AMANTIA’S hands and placing them on his hips)

AND LIPS THAT MAKE YOU FORGET

(Kissing both GENUS DEI and AMANTIA on the neck)

ANYONE YOU’VE EVER MET

CHOOSE ME FOR YOUR DEED

AND THE SEED YOU NEED

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Joining in)

(Chorus)

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

 

 

DISTRACTION

YOUR HIDDEN THOUGHTS

ARE FREE TO LIVE

ALL YOUR NEEDS

I TRULY GIVE

LET’S STAY LATE, YOUR FANTASY CREATE

YOU HAVE THE CHOICE

GIVE ME YOUR VOICE

I’M YOURS FOR THE NIGHT

LET’S MAKE IT RIGHT

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Joining in)

(Chorus)

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

The Triumvirate from One a musical
September 22, 2016

 

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THE TRIUMVIRATE

(Music Video 9 begins and shows black and white sheep in fields being herded, with scenes of some sheep escaping and running away. During the chorus of the song Sheep, the sheep actually voice themselves. THE TRIUMVIRATE stands up and moves to center stage to begin their song Sheep. DANCERS join them dressed in chains, different religious dogma, laws of government, corporation’s gadgets, cell phones, or time pieces, with wires leading to and from their bodies. AUDIENCE participation with whistles that sound like sheep when blown is encouraged by ACACIUS. The chorus words for Sheep are shown on the video screen so the AUDIENCE can sing along)

 

 

CONTROL

COME GATHER ROUND ME

BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY

WE’RE HERE TO MAKE YOUR DAY

LET ME OPEN YOUR EYES SO YOU CAN SEE

THESE ARE GIFTS, YOU’LL AGREE

 

 

GAMES

GADGETS AND DOGMA,

(Holding up a cell phone and a tablet which reads:” In The Name of God”)

 

 

CAUSES

LAWS AND LEADERS FOR YOU TO ADORE

(Holding up a lawyer’s law book and photos of past Roman Emperors. At this point in the video it shows a Roman Emperor sending sheep dressed in Roman armor off to war)

 

 

CONTROL

SURELY, FAR TOO MANY TO KEEP SCORE

(Holding up an abacus and pushing the beads from side to side)

THEY’LL KEEP YOU EXPOSED

LIKE AN OPEN SORE

COME MY FLOCK

(Sound of sheep from the video)

THERE ARE SO MANY PASTURES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

 

THE TRIUMVIRATE

(Tap dancing to the music)

(Chorus)

HERD THEM CLOSE

LET THEIR MISPERCEPTIONS GROW

THEY’LL NEVER KNOW

WHAT’S ON THEIR BACKS

IS SACRIFICIAL WOOL

FRESHLY SHEARED,

FOR A BRAND NEW GIZMO

LET THEM BLEAT AND CAVORT

(Sound of sheep from the video)

THEY’LL JUST MAKE MORE

FOR US TO EXTORT

WE’LL CLOSE THEIR MIND AND MAKE THEM BLIND

TO CHAINS AND CONSTRAINS

HIDDEN FROM ALL THEIR TERRAINS

SHEAR, PULL, SPIN THE WOOL

(Timed to the video showing these actions)

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

SHEAR, PULL SPIN THE WOOL

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

 

 

 

CAUSES

BELIEVE IN ME

AND YOU WILL SEE

YOU CAN ACHIEVE

ANYTHING YOU CAN CONCEIVE

YOU CAN START WARS ON DISTANT SHORES

CURE DISEASE WITH A PILL AND FREEWILL

MAKE PEACE WITH EXPERTISE

AND MAKE THINGS GREEN

WITH A NEWLY MADE MACHINE

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

GAMES

LISTEN TO ME

I HAVE THE ANSWER

HOW YOU TREAT OTHERS DOESN’T MATTER

YOU CAN LIE, CHEAT AND STEAL

AS LONG AS YOU KNEEL AND SAY IT’S NO BIG DEAL

EAT AT A BISTRO OR BUY A CHATEAU

AS LONG AS YOU CONFORM AND CALL IT THE NORM

YOUR PLATFORM IS YOURS AND WON’T NEED REFORM

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

CONTROL

SO HEAR US OUT

DO NOT POUT

WE DO THIS ALL FOR EWE

(Timed to the video)

CHOICES, FREEDOM AND AN OPEN DOOR

YOUR BELIEFS AND TRUTHS YOU CAN STORE

TAKE OUR GUIDANCE, AND FOR SURE

WE’RE THE ANSWER,

NOT YOUR CANCER

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

THE TRIUMVIRATE

(Tap dancing to the music)

(Chorus)

 

HERD THEM CLOSE

LET THEIR MISPERCEPTIONS GROW

THEY’LL NEVER KNOW

WHAT’S ON THEIR BACKS

IS SACRIFICIAL WOOL

FRESHLY SHEARED,

FOR A BRAND NEW GIZMO

LET THEM BLEAT AND CAVORT

(Sound of sheep from the video)

THEY’LL JUST MAKE MORE

FOR US TO EXTORT

WE’LL CLOSE THEIR MIND

AND MAKE THEM BLIND

TO CHAINS AND CONSTRAINS

HIDDEN FROM ALL THEIR TERRAINS

SHEAR, PULL, SPIN THE WOOL

(Timed to the video showing these actions)

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

SHEAR, PULL SPIN THE WOOL

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

Latin Lady, Seller of Emotions from One a musical
September 21, 2016

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LATIN LADY

(With the words rolling off her tongue and a strong accent, SHE approaches guests in the bar)

 

 

R O S A S, R O S A S. WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO BUY A MEMORY?

Acacius (Jeff Bosco) from One, a musical sings ‘Stigmatosis’
September 13, 2016

 

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For the full musical scroll to June 2016

ACACIUS

(Steps in front to sing his song Stigmatosis sung to the music of Wand’rin Star by Lee Marvin 1969. Music Video 19 begins and shows people in all walks of life being helped and cared for by others. GENUS DEI returns to his bar stool. THE STIGMAS – DANCERS AND SINGERS – do the back-up humming and chorus. There is AUDIENCE participation with the help of EGNATIUS. HE asks the AUDIENCE to place the randomly named masks on, which were given out at the door when the AUDIENCE arrived. Words for the song are shown on the video screen)

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Long humming intro)

 

 

ACACIUS

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

A WORD YA NEVER FIND

 

LABELS YOU ARE GIVEN

MAKES LIFE NOT LIVIN’

WORDS OFFEND LIKE SMACK

IT’S AN ATTACK BEHIND MY BACK

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

 

MY PAIN YOU’LL NEVER FEEL

AND MY SOUL YOU’LL NEVER STEAL

WORDS ARE PAIN WITH BLAME

AND THE MASK WE WEAR IS SHAME

 

YOU’LL NEVER KNOW THE JUDGEMENT

WAS ADDED TO MY PAIN

AND WITH SOME INTENT

IS YOUR SELFISH GAIN

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

A WORD YA NEVER FIND

 

CAN YOU SEE MY INSIDE?

LISTEN, I’M OKAY

WE MIGHT NOT KNOW HOW TO FIT IN

BUT WE’RE SAFE IN OUR OWN SKIN

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND,

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Singing chorus)

MY PAIN YOU’LL NEVER FEEL

AND MY SOUL YOU’LL NEVER STEAL

WORDS ARE PAIN WITH BLAME

AND THE MASK WE WEAR IS SHAME

 

YOU’LL NEVER KNOW THE JUDGEMENT

WAS ADDED TO MY PAIN

AND WITH SOME INTENT

IS YOUR SELFISH GAIN

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

A WORD YOU NEVER FIND

 

 

ACACIUS

WE NEED OUR RAINBOWS TOO

AND EARLY MORNING DEW

SAFE DREAMS THAT DON’T FALL THROUGH

TRUTHS BEHIND A MASK, AND ITS ADIEU

(The AUDIENCE is asked to take their masks off and throw it in the air)

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND,

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

Bus Stop
September 10, 2016

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It’s early evening as I walk by the bus stop. There are about twelve people waiting for various buses. As I glance at the faces I see the world.

A youthful man in his mid twenties returns my glance. His face is full of anger and his eyes are full of hate. The woman sitting next to him who looks like she’s in her eighties, but is probably younger, shows a life of struggle, pain, hard work and no reward. Her eyes are sad and tired. She’s hanging on, but doesn’t know why.

The others are a variation of negative emotions showing no hope or joy. How did this all come about? Lack of caring?  Lack of love? For ourselves?

There may be no immediate answer. If there is a solution, it has to come from within an individual. Only then can it inspire others to find their own strength and put the illusionary world behind.

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