I Beleve I Can Fly

More than a song…

Sometimes, the heights of one’s life doesn’t occur for a very long time. It’s like the heights of the stratosphere, the rare air that only birds and jet planes experience, some times what we can be remains unobtainable. But keep flying, keep trying.

At moments, I see the life I could have, the musician, strumming a jazz guitar with that rich wood sound. I see me as the consummate storyteller in prose and stories that render life in all its starts and layers and colors. I see me as a mentor, an instructor a teacher rendering life lessons, mending hearts…but…

Mastery of self, doing what’s best for self is the way to heal the world. That’s not “perfecting self” before others are helped; it isn’t selfishness to the degree you will not lend a hand to others ‘until’ you are better…sometimes ‘self-improvement’ involves others and your assisting.

For me, art is my home, my sanctuary; I am capable of writing, business, musicianship and even IT, but my heart is in art. All too often, my days are filled with the ‘needs of others,’ and at the end of the day there is hardly anything left for me. Sleep has to be my fuel, but to what end? Another day of ‘service’ to others? You see, I talk a good game, but it is a constant battle to leave something ‘in the tank,’ just for me.
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Acres of Diamonds

When you search the depths of you, what is found…

The story is told of a man who went out searching for a rare and precious stone. He searched far and wide and for years. He traveled to distant lands, risking his life and was nearly poor, when he heard about a man who found treasure in the field behind his home. So he traveled back to his own home and began searching. He lost his family as he was so intent on finding 'his treasure' that he lost sight of those who loved him. HIs health began to fail him and yet, each day, he went out to his fields, digging. Finally, in final years of life, when all seemed lost, he found it, his treasure! Precious and wonderful and highly valued…

Many search…it is a quality we all have, the desire to be 'fulfilled,' to find 'worth' in the very "skin" we are "in." But we are conditioned to believe it is outside of ourselves. Or, if we are so inclined to look within, we want to 'give it away,' to share it with the world.
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