A message to a friend.
Let me tell you a really
odd experience i had recently. It was at my mom's house a month or two ago. I was pulling out all of
my mom's old carpeting because we had found awesome hardwood floors underneath. So i pulled the carpet,
and then after the carpet, i pulled out all of the staples and remnants, and then i put in thresholds plus quarter
round. Now the hardwood floors are beautifully exposed as they always should have been, and if i understand correctly
they were put in during the 60's by Union workers - kind of funky huh?
was there working and i had been bringing the dogs along (i think we were watching "Lucky" during this
time so i had both Lucky and Chester). Well, my mom's dog, Lucky, decided to take off. I guess i left
him outside --- I can't remember, but anyhow, he had never behaved this way so i was not expecting it. Well, there i
find myself, at my mom's house doing work, sort of in my own world, and when i go to check on Lucky.......he
is gone. I had lost my mom's dog. I didn't think he had it in him to behave this way.
Well lucky for Lucky (and lucky for me) it happened to be garbage day. So i talked to
the fine garbage man and told him i had lost my mom's dog, and he could tell, i was concerned. I stayed concerned
for a few hours. It was most unpleasant. Then i went for a walk to see if i could find Lucky.
This is where the weird part happened. I didn't find Lucky, but when i was walking back home i swear i
saw a leprechaun ------ do you believe me? Whether you do or not, i know what i sensed, or at least, i
know what i remember.
Anyhow, when it happened, i was thinking, listen
here you piece of ship back and forth hoppin around crap ass laughing bullshit tired old inconsiderate leprechaun - if you
can do anything, you better bring back Lucky. Cause i sure as hell do not want to be responsible for losing my mother's
Well, i didn't see the leprechaun for long. Maybe i
never saw it in the first place. But i do know this. About an hour later a fella i never met from
the Park Department knocked on my mom's door. Turns out he and his buddy found Lucky, and they left Lucky behind
someone's fence. I followed him and his partner in their County vehicle and they took me to Lucky. Man was
I happy to see that dog.
“There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick
at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies
upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve
got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented
from working at all!” — Mario Savio, Berkeley Free Speech Movement
I'd go one step further and say this:
Let the machine "eat up" those few who think they pull the strings and then let it be no more. Their
own selfish ways will be their undoing when the machine pulls them in....thus will be the solution. For those who have
caused so much suffering with no repentance will reap what they sow in the here and now. This time.
This place. The rest of us, who just want Peace and Harmony will then be free to achieve
this. We are all related and there will be plenty to go around when the machine grinds to a halt.
Don't you sense the insanity of the machine. It is inhumane. It is a shame.
Don't be part of it and it will have no hold on you. Be humane to all and you will be free. Let go of hate,
let go of greed, let go of anger, let go of ego, let go of disdain. Let go of clouded righteousness for it causes
so much harm. We can learn from each other. We are all related and the time for Peace is Now.
Time will tell and the time is now.
A final thought or two...
some god put us here, how dare we behave so irreverently? How dare we play with forces we do not understand.
These forces are beyond humanity's ability, and those few who think they are pulling the strings better get some humility
mighty fast because there are some of us who know who you are and we ain't puppets. If
you think you are going to irreverently play with the children's future, let me just say to you - when it comes
to the children, there are some of us who will put an end to your lies, your hate, your greed, your selfishness, and
your large-scale criminal behavior. There are some of us with a vision for a better future. A better future for
all - not just for the select few. Justified retribution for the few is long overdue.
on my perception of humanity's spirit, I'm sensing some incredible "justified retribution" that swiftly blows
away those few who continue to perpetuate large-scale suffering of innocence. It is born of the mysterious "life
force" that ensures balance. It takes the form of equalizing "karmic bounceback" against those who cause
harm. It manifest as an awakened individual and collective desire to prevent future suffering of innocence.
It gains force as those individuals who acknowledge the role they have played choose
to be better and to let go of inflated ego and false sense of superiority as they strive to find a remedial path
of healing both for themselves and all others.
Good intent will resonate
and lead to more good intent. Healing will resonate and lead to more healing. It can happen oh so rapidly
and become a wonderful, sustainable, growing and life-affirming movement. Individually and collectively. It can
be a time of renewal for humanity that leads to peace and harmony.
I pray for the spirit of
humanity. I'm receptive to letting it pass through me as we all can be. We can choose peace. We can make
Time is of the essence.