September 29, 2012

There’s so much trouble and uncertainty in the world right now, I feel myself wanting nothing more than to withdraw around my prayer candle and veg out on my patio in total escape mode. George Harrison’s Living In The Material World CD – a fave from way back in 1973 when it was originally released – has become a soul companion and almost like a Bible to me. Very spiritual, very calming, very centering, very important as far as my sanity and my world view is concerned. Those who have followed this blog know I’ve always found Harrison’s music very close to my soul, but now it seems more than that. His music has become almost a hymn to my soul for all those loved ones who I’ve loved and keep in my prayers and thoughts – my brother Mark, my friends Shirley and Mike, and others. I love them and I feel so alone without them. Still…

A few tunes what I’m talkin’ about:

The Light That Has Lighted The World

Be Here Now

The Day The World Gets Round

“In silence they pray, oh how they pray for the day the world gets round.”

The Lord Loves The One (That Loves The Lord)

…and, of course, this outtake from All Things Must Pass, perhaps George’s greatest tune, I Live For You Even in its earliest form it was, how you say, majestic. For me, along with this Brian Wilson classic, they serve as my ultimate “life songs”, worthy of any grave stone I might wish for. Through them God touches me through my heart.

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  1. The world has always had trouble and uncertainty and I personally feel it is no more, nor no less that it has ever been. Of course it is proportionate to population and access to media, etc.
    I choose to not ponder the vastness of things over which I have no control but rather to focus my energies and towards those things that are good and positive and beauty filled. All I need do is look out my back porch, sit in a sweat lodge with my lodge family, or be at Sundance. I know it is a small circle of which I speak but from that circle all good things radiate in my life. I guess that is the one reason I so loathe and refuse to participate in politics. Politics are depressing, dishonest and ego centric.
    I am sorry to read how all this is affecting you in such a negative way…sending you positive thoughts and energies.

    Comment by Jana — September 29, 2012 @ 5:51 am


  2. Actually, I’m feeling pretty good even though things going on are not so good. Not so good stuff going on at my company as a result of the economy, and I don’t see it getting better anytime soon. I’m starting up a bunny sitting venture as a side gig, we’ll see where that goes. Music, whacking golf balls, and the occasional Sam Adams and pinot grigio help out a lot. As are the new prayer candles I just got. It’s important to keep things in perspective, recognizing the things you can change and those you cannot.

    Comment by The Great Whire Shank — September 29, 2012 @ 8:02 pm


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