Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Stayin Alive & What Can I Say Now?

Here you go folks...modern music and rhythm by the BeeGees. Vintage dance movie footage in perfect sync. The effect is stunning...

"To get through this life and see it realistically poses a problem. There is a dark, evil, hopeless side to life that includes suffering, death, and ultimate oblivion as our earth falls into a dying sun. Nothing really matters.

"On the other hand, the best side of our humanity finds us determined to make life as meaningful as possible now; to defy our fate. Everything matters. Everything.

"It is easy to become immobilized between these two points of view - to see them both so clearly that one cannot decide what to be or do.

"Laughter is what gives me forward motion at such intersections. We are the only creatures that both laugh and weep. I think it's because we are the only creatures that see the difference between the way things are and the way they might be. Tears bring relief. Laughter brings release. Some years ago I came across a phrase in Greek - asbestos gelos - unquenchable laughter. I traced it to Homer's Iliad, where it was used to describe the laughter of the gods. That's my kind of laughter. And he who laughs, lasts."
- Robert Fulghum

What Can I Say Now?

The letter you sent
dripped sweat, dampened the papers
where I laid it down
and they curled from it.
I can feel you clear across
the room where I sit
musing, what to do?
What can I say now? I want
so much that is good
to reach out, change you.
I hope you will flower, fruit,
ripen and break free.

I'll never say this to you.
I cannot trust it.
I do not trust me.

April 1, 2010 7:29 PM

1 comment:

  1. I sort of pieced it together when I started paying attention to credits. Did you know that some cable channels plays old T.V. shows from over forty years ago? and roll the original names in the credits?

    It was 'Happy Days' 'Laverne and Shirley' and 'Batman' that seemed to tip the scales of uncertainty for me.


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