Thursday, November 5, 2009


A picture is more than worth a thousand words... and in this case that is really true!
I love using pictures with my writings; I love taking pictures, looking at pictures... pictures are both powerful and beautiful indeed. And this picture will make my words pale to be sure, but I am going to try, really try this morning. Can you see it; can you feel the intensity in this picture? Even without the sound of the music its power is undeniable, its intensity coming from a place deep in the soul. A place that gets into your nervous system (your "nuwati)) and unsettles some to be sure, while amazing others, if you really look hard and then allow it in to your heart! This my friends is an intensity of the soul known by some but quite frightening to many because  it takes us to a place and time of unbridled passion and vulnerability all at the same time.  Consequences be damned during times like this... you just know you have something to say/do and you know it is important and you know it is right! Have you ever had times like that? They are powerful times, make no mistake about that, and so very intense. Grief is like that at times too.
There are times in life that remind me of the picture above... Times that are of that powerful and explosive intensity. Periods of pure gut wrenching pain that can and will shake you from your very core with a fierceness like you have never known. Whew... we certainly can't sustain times like those for long, they leave you drained, weak in the knees and needing to rest, restore and renew.
But for that time and in that moment... oh my it is truly a time of power that comes from the warrior within; reaching deep and shaking you, moving you beyond your limits. Much like Michael Jackson did when he took the stage! However... not all of us are able to manage the moon walk or the finesse of his magic on a stage! We needed him to direct and lead us down the path of escapism through his music, the beat of the drums and the strings of the guitars while being enchanted the the lights, action, and his voice, his magic, his moves....

But as he sang and directed, I ask that you remember this:
There comes a time when we hear a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
and its time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
We Are The World
We Are The Ones Who Make A Brighter Day
So Lets Start Giving
There's A Choice We're Making
We're Saving Our Own Lives
It's True We'll Make A Better Day
Just You and Me
When you're down and out, and there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there's no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

Walk In Beauty

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