Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

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Tall Tales

There are those who often speak of the past. . .
of days gone by. . .the memories of far away
in a distant time; never to be seen again
the same old stories retold, again, so vivid, so grandeur of yesterday . . .

I used to become bored of these repeated stories…of good old days, told so often in bragging manner…then one day i realized, the past is seemingly all some people have left of their world to bring them zest. . . a tall tale to tell…to reminisce may bring much pleasure to those whose generation is fatefully becoming an unrelenting victim of extinction at an alarming rate.

So now, when I hear a retelling of a same old story…I listen patiently and laugh again…or cry again…or comment with interest…
and I try to bring some newness and something of life to look forward to the teller of the stories. . . for I realize they have somewhere, somehow…lost their vision of their tomorrows…for their tomorrows are by virtue of time and space…limited and coming to a closure in the not so distant future…

And I am reminded. . .in all senses of common sense that my past days now really do out number my future days of life as I
now know it…and this ratio will grow with each passing day . . . so  I strive to live a life NOW which will enable me to have lots of tall tales to tell…tomorrow…

But most importantly, I strive to live a life NOW that cultivates a love connection with others which may, if I’m blessed, encourage them to listen…to my tall tales…in my tomorrows…

Today…let us give thanks and appreciate the elderly. They are so often unappreciated; yet… they paved the way.

CordieB.

Better People – India Arie

Yeah! Yeah Yeah!

I wish there was a video game
to teach you your ancestors name
I wish there was a phone number

like 1-800-Save-Your-Brother
I’m thankful for the radio station
Not afraid to put the truth in rotation

there are skirts of information
That you can only get in conversation with…

Young People, who talk to
Old People, it would make us
Better People, all around…
(Yes it would)

And if Old People would talk to
Young People, it would make us
Better People, all around….
(Yes it would)

We went from radio to TV
Now we’re going from LP to CD
Don’t be afraid

To try something new
I can help you with the brand new technology
Help me with the age old philosophy
Together there’s so much we can do with:

Young People, who talk to
Old People, it would make us
Better People, all around…

And if Old People would talk to
Young People, it would make us
Better People, all around….

They say that every
Generation gets worse
Whether if your generous or no purse

These problems tend to strive off the sky (yeah)
Listen to Mahatma Ghandi’s words
Be the change you want to see in the world
Start with yourself and healing will multiply
AAAAAAH, that’s what happens When..

Young People, who talk to
Old People, it would make us
Better People, all around…

If Old People would talk to
Young People, it would…..
Better People, all around….

If black people
Would talk to white people
It would make us
Better People
All Around….

If Republican people would
Talk to Democratic people
It would make us diplomatic people
[laugh] All Around…..