Saturday, January 25, 2014

Some Cloudy Day...

Sometimes I put music on the blog so I can find it.  This is not a blog, it is a notebook of ideas and feelings.  I wish I could say what has been going on, but my heart is sad...

And there is nothing I can do, but try...and hope. If you like Leo Kottke and have over twenty minutes to might like this. He tells an amazing story at 18:09, and music follows, attempting to tell the story also.

Oh, well, it's not available, so here is just the one:  He always smiles at "and you remained..." and it makes me smile.  When we have one who stays, it is all worth it.

I found a copy on you tube.  Here it is.  It's called "Across the Street", and you can hear the story and the music on the video.

When I was a child...

When I was a child
Sometimes my father drank too much
And demon alcohol took over
for a spell.

He'd start cussing,
Accusing Mom of things she'd
Never do
And I prayed to God
That he'd go straight to hell.

But one day I'd had enough
I went downstairs
With all my guts,
And told him he knew it wasn't true.

And he looked at me,
Was quiet
And on that day I knew
That bullies are afraid
of little children.

Now Dad is gone, I've been there
When the booze would make me mean
And I don't judge,
He did the best he could.

But I'll always thank him
For the lesson I learned that day:
There's power in the truth
In Children's eyes.

I still use it when I can,
this power of truth
When bullies try
To take on those I love.

Because I'd slain a dragon
With only childish bravery--
How much more now my heart
Has grown so strong?

So you may feel
You have the right
To pick on those I love--
but believe me,
You won't have it long...