Writing… poetry, creative expression and the blues have everything to do with good, evil and the difference between…
I may not be “religious,” in a traditional sense, but my dad was a preacher. In one of his sermons, he liked to say “It’s later than the man who says it’s later than you think thinks it is!”
In spite of this fervor, my father believed it’s never too late to embrace what is good in life. He spent his time well, exploring a multiplicity of roads to joy.
Langston Hughes was another spiritual man who inspired me. When Langston said life is fine, he communicated small wisdom, in trans-formative and uplifting poetry…
and here is a longer version: more Langston..
BB King was another believer,
sending a message with “The Thrill is Gone”
about blues steeped in joy.
more and longer with BB:
I miss BB and John Coltrane more than some others….
I will not forget secrets revealed in Love Supreme
more and longer: https://youtu.be/4_z221y8TOs?list=RD4_z221y8TOs
All of this provides evidence of decency and compassion in this world…
Everyday people, since before both of us were born, have been transported by blues…
“The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in
words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.”
“A recent cover story of Time magazine called it a grass-roots revolution of the spirit. The article, `The New Age of Angels,’
states: 69 per cent of Americans believe they [angels] exist. …”
Happy Holidays all year long. Celebrate life, be well, remember to be kind.
“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers…
“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.
― Arundhati Roy
Time to shut down wars on people who have not attacked us and begin to secure the peace, rebuild the nation and heal the planet.
We can shut down wars of choice and reinvest those funds in infrastructure, alternative energy, education, health care, housing and peace. We have solutions.
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