Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
There's a glory in the morning 'cause the earth turns 'round
and a promise in the evening when the sun goes down!
Lay down, lay down, lay down my weary spirit, rest you now
No, don't weep - just sleep!
There's an anger in the ocean, such an awful roaring sound,
but these troubled, darkened waters - they shall lay down!
There's a power in the growing of a tree from its seed,
and a lonesome, helpless feeling when you see how life bleeds!
There's a sadness in our joy when we meet old friends,
and a sweetness in our sorrow when we part once again!
There's a glory in the morning, such a precious sight to see,
and a promise in the evening that looks like eternity!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
There was a safety mechanism to separate the silvery-white pieces should they come too close. The fellow doing the experiment found this an impediment which prevented him from getting really close as he “tickled the dragon’s tail” - so he disabled the fail-safe device. One afternoon, as he was doing the experiment he had done so many times before, sweat dripped from his nose as the two pieces came closer - observers watched in tense silence. Suddenly, his hand slipped - the two halves came together and touched, a blue light filled the room.
Without a second thought he accepted the death sentence and separated the two pieces of death metal, saving the others in the room. After six weeks of increasingly hopeless agony, Lois Slotin died - his tragedy burned an image in my young pre-teen mind when I first read about it.
It seems to me the image is a symbol of how our common cultural insanity can be seen as a form of “Tickling the Dragon’s Tail” - listen to the night winds wail!
Thursday, July 08, 2010
The images of the ocean and that of the river descending, that is the River Jordan, the road, that of the mountain and other - they are revolve around and reflect very similar insights into a deep spiritual understanding. If you cannot lose all, you cannot win anything - nothing of value and certainly not freedom.
When I sang this song this afternoon I found myself telling a story about a fellow who won himself a diamond body and ended up losing it in favor of freedom