Recent occurrences in the pop culture have sparked such widespread and deep emotions throughout the world that I am forced to extract some sort of lesson, meaning and purpose.
I’m trying hard not to be cynical or to weave a cloud of doom and gloom but we must place everything in the right perspective.
Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett have disappeared from the face of the earth and everyone is deeply saddened, but more so, shocked and surprised. It seems as if everyone had forgotten that Michael and Farah are made of the same flesh and blood that we are and were not demi-gods. They breathed the same air and came into this world alone and with nothing, just like we did and have left it the same way they arrived.
Though icons in their own right and leaving behind a legacy that we can all cherish they have both suffered the fate of all living things.
The map of our trip through this earth is unknown. While we are here, in this space and in this time we must live life to the fullest extent! We must strive to be complete and when we suffer the fate of all living things we must be able to stand up and say we have lived and did not just saunter through our lives.
So have you lived?
Are you living or are you passing through this life like a lily floating listlessly down a pond?
Whether we have faith or not is besides the point. While we are here on this earth we must make sure that all is well with our souls. We must believe that we are here for a reason and we are all chosen.
living a prosperous and remarkable life should be something we all desire.. Good deeds are not done in hopes of reward but must come from a place deep inside and a desire to hold someone else’s hand… A desire to make this earth a place that is comfortable for us our friends our loved ones and those we don’t and will never know. Whether heaven exists has no bearing on how meaningful we make this life and this earth here and now!
There is no need to be preoccupied with what happens when we die. We will all get there. What we need to focus on is how we are living. Are we living “in living color” ( I couldn’t resist !) or in black and white.
Forget mortal fear.
Forget the sadness uncertainty and hard lessons that we have to learn.
Live in the now
Be present in your life, because none of us know what tomorrow brings.
8th avenue blues
Summoned to night
With whispers of turmoil
She saunters above ground
Reflects new forms
Flowers bathe in concrete
Flourish beside blue jays
Exiled for the season,
Urbania holds her
Above her breast
Shields from spawning thunder
Silent faces like walls
Rumors from yesteryear
Seeing black through white
She is brought full circle
Through streets with numbers as names
Longing for streets lined with flowers
To her corner of utopia