Don’t go quietly

Posted: November 24, 2014 in Uncategorized
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So this weekend me and my brood went to the movies and watched interstellar. This was one of the best movies I have ever seen. There was mystery action all types of drama. The story was about man kinds salvation through interstellar travel and the search for a new earth.
One of the movies protagonists quotes Dylan Thomas. The quote he uses Gomes from a beautiful poem, titled “do not go gentle into that good night”. I really am a fan of this poem it is so inspiring and the prose is almost like a song. Read for yourself

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

See? I love the notion of never giving up or quitting. Of all the lessons I have learned from my parents that has to be one of the most important ones. Maybe because, I have faced some tough times and I know we all have and will struggle. Struggle is truly intrinsic to the human condition. You may avoid some struggle but you will face it and I hen you do that encourage you to rage, kick scream and do not quit. Of course the kicking and screaming are metaphors, most struggle will require the oh to think smarter work harder endure longer and love yourself and others more.
Love is powerful and transcendent and almost impossible to define and hard to act in but I can’t help but believe it is this power that will help with one of humanities longest struggle. The struggle for peace amongst each other.
Tell them jimmy

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Love is tough especially with some people, but love is what we need. I see violence all over the world and I just can’t help but think how differently the world could look if all the hate was replaced with love.
The world we live i has a harsh climate. Some of the climates harshness is a direct result of mans impact. Stopping the impact and maybe reversing the results has to happen but will only happen when all parties involved work in love. We will get nowhere against something as large as climate change with a tribe mentality, we have to understand that we are all in this together and love can help with this perspective. The good news about love is this it can start small and grow exponentially!

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Why not be one of those few people today. You know the ones, they love everyone and they never give up on anyone no matter how easy people or situations make it. Those people are the ones who make the world go round. I was so close to quoting arthur o shaughnessy, but I will not. Why not make an effort today to be one of those people?
Peace
John3c

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