Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Veteran's Day Sunrise 2016 (revisited a few days later)



(Unable to make the fonts uniform.  Oh well.)

I've been away at Facebook, not posting much here.  Now I am choosing to return here.  In a few weeks, I will have been posting here for 10 years.  That's a substantial part of my life.  When I began to blog, I was at a turning point in my life, stuck, haunted, needing to move forward.  I'm grateful for the community I have found through blogging.  I'm grateful for this place where I can post my art work, my poetry, the music I love, memories, dreams, photographs, and all that gives life meaning.  I've come a long way since 2006 and learned so much from you, my blog friends.

As you know, I don't call myself a Christian or anything else, but this came from a Christian source (plough.com), and I found it to be enlightening regarding the life of Che Guevara:

"What exactly was the heart of Che’s vision, that it still animates young people around the world? His words on the revolutionary power of love hint at one answer. So, perhaps, does a poem found in his backpack after his death:
Christ, I love you,
not because you descended from a star,
but because you revealed to me
man’s tears and anguish;
showed me the keys that open
the closed doors of light.
Yes, you taught me that man is God,
a poor God crucified like you.
The one at your left,
at Golgotha – the worst thief –
he, too, is God.
León Felipe"For some reason, it reminded me of something Leonard Cohen wrote about Jesus:  "He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone."

7 comments:

Nick said...

As always, it is a pleasure to read/listen to/watch what you place here (and I'd never herd of Mr Guevara as a poet before). Regards, Nick.

am said...

Thank you for continuing to visit here. I thought that, too -- that Che Guevara had written the poem, but the poet was Leon Felipe. Still, Che Guevara may have carried that poem with him because it spoke to him as if he had written it.

robin andrea said...

I always like stopping by to see all the ways your creativity and memories have been stirred by the world.

Tara Crowley said...

I think I've been coming to your blog almost as long as you've been writing it! Your creativity is always appreciated, and I thank the stars there are still poets, dreamers, and artists like you.

Who would have thought that blogging could bring so many people together? Keep at it! We need your voice.

P.S. I'm also coming up on my 10th year of blogging, just before Christmas. Wow.

am said...

robin andrea and tara: You were two of my first blog friends. I met you right around the same time, when Dharma Bums had been posting for almost 2 years. It is fascinating how many kindred spirits throughout the world have met through computer technology. I remember the days when I swore that I would never had a computer in my house, that it was bad enough that I had to sit at a computer all day at work. The only reason I bought a computer was so that I could work at home. Never dreamed that computers could engage so many people in conversation, sharing ideas, poetry, photographs, music, all kinds of creative work.

beth said...

Happy Bloggy anniversary! Still at it - me too - keep going..... xxx

am said...

Hi beth -- Thank you! Will do. Good to be in touch in this way all these years.