I am a bookworm. And a music lover. Not a musician, but a lover of music. (I leave the musicianship to our 3 very talented littles.) As a youngster, I would race to the public library and spend my time lost in adventures. I have my own library full of books in my home now. OK, maybe more than I should have all over the house, but the very old vintage ones with those wonderful spines are very decorative, and they are my absolute faves. I haven't read all of them, either. Most of them I have acquired at used book sales, and I have posted before about the ones with that lovely script handwriting of old, claiming ownership or gifting a book to a new owner. Yes, Old Friends for sure.
Now as I curl up with a book, currently A Force for Good by Daniel Goleman, to try and distract me from tragic news that arrived earlier in the day, I peer at my piano and notice the old barnwood sign made by a friend that reads, "It's all good". Yet, it really isn't. For my heart pains for a tragic loss of a young extended family member who died much too young. We didn't know him well, but it hurts just to know that his immediate family unit is totally numb.
And we go on.
Not being able to focus on any reading, I turn on the tube which doesn't get much use because there really isn't anything good on anymore, except for the cool stuff on National Geographic or the History channel. And I click through channels only to hear more bad news. Tragedy all over the place. There has to be something good going on somewhere in the world in which we live. But why don't we hear or see any of it on TV? Has society gone so far off the rails that it must tune into such dark and negative and painful sufferings of humanity for entertainment? How sad!
So, I call it a day, cuddle up to my wonderful husband of 29 years, close my eyes and go inward to tap into the glory of my awakened soul which keeps me in tune.
I realize that I am only one. And I wonder sometimes if it is possible for just one person to make a difference in this life where there is so much chaos and strife among our fellow man. I am strong. I am hopeful. And I am determined. So yes, I will go forward with my radiant light, in hopes that someone who is in the dark will see it, and understand that they are not alone. Most of all, that there IS light, even in darkness.
I am grateful for all that I have. And I urge all of you to practice compassion wherever you may go. One simple act can make all the difference in the world to another human being. Help me to keep humanity from destroying itself. For then, yes, it will be ALL GOOD!
|GK...REST IN PEACE!|