Hello and welcome to “666” day LOL — yep if you look at the date that’s what it is and we are still here! YAY! Yet another apocalypse averted!
Well I’m having one of those “allergy” mornings that happens after heavy rain and some sun in the growing time of the year. I noticed my young oak tree in the backyard is “spotting” again and at closer inspection, her leaves (and some other plants in the yard) have shiny spots on them like dabs of silver. Don’t know what it is. I looked at all my trees and not all of them have the spots. Weird. It seems the more thick the weave of the leaves, the less spots. Last year it was some brown blobs that I think spawns artillery fungus .
You know what else I noticed is that wasps and hornets seem to take care of trees and bees take care of flowers. I never really thought or noticed that until this year. I started noticing that all different kinds of wasps seem to tend to trees which might explain why they are so much bigger and I want to say hardier….gave me a whole new respect for them! I leave them alone and they leave me alone. As much as I can, I try to make “peace treaties” with all forms of life so that we can have that kind of relationship. The only time there is trouble between myself and the lifeforms outside is when we “cross territories.” For example, when I am mowing the lawn and run over an ant nest….naturally they are going to be pissed! Don’t you get pissed when someone messes up your home and property?! Don’t you try to defend it? Why would any other form of life be different?! So, when I see an ant hill in the yard, I try to avoid it until they move on at the nudging of the rain or other elements. Live and let live.
I don’t always succeed in my quest for peaceful coexistence with nature, but I do try! I try to put myself in their position, much like I do with people, before I just destroy them because I’m afraid of them. It wasn’t always this way for me but I’m getting better!
As I’ve mentioned, Kyle and I are reading the Dune series books by the “Herberts – Frank and now Brian and Kevin J. Anderson. Kyle is about half-way through The Butlerian Jihad and last night he found a couple quotes he thought would be relevant to post for you. He didn’t know it at the time, but it was perfect.
There have been a lot of headlines of interest lately but I will refrain but belaboring them this morning. Truth is I’m just weary of the same drumbeat, the same tired old songs and am now listening for a new song I’ve never heard. The song of silence.
Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence [Official Music Video]
The Sound of Silence (Original Version from 1964)
Lyrics: Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
“Fools,” said I, “you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence”
This is the original version from 1964 from the album “Wednesday Morning, 3 AM.” Just Simon’s guitar and the vocals. The famous version was released in 1966. After “Wednesday Morning, 3 AM” flopped, they split up. Without either their knowledge, electric guitars and drums were added and that version of The Sound of Silence became very popular, reaching #1 on the charts in America on New Years Day, 1966. Because of this, Simon and Garfunkel teamed up again and created three more studio albums, one of which one a Grammy award for album of the year and song of the year (Bridge Over Troubled Water).
My prayers to and Love for the ALL.