Monday, December 13, 2010

Red Hot!

In keeping with the spirit of the winter holidays, I want to continue to explore the theme of love.
Sometimes, love seems a far away feeling or ideal. Or, in the words of Bono, "an idea that almost makes sense". 
Actually, love is the only idea that makes sense. 
Love is typically used as a verb; an action word.
Love of self is a phrase that is tossed around these days, but I see very little realized self love. Instead, I see self concern, self gratification, self involvement, self absorption, selfishness, self-centric-everything-except love.
Houston, we have a big problem.
If we have not done so, let us learn self love and teach our children, family and friends the same by example. 
Instead of seeking instant gratification via blatant commercialism and consumption to fill the void this season, what if we loved ourselves abundantly? Then, we would share that love...
Like the airlines instruct, people traveling with dependents must put their oxygen masks on first. You cannot help, save or love others without taking care of yourself first!
So many of us are slowly dying from the absence of life-sustenance - put love first on your to-do list. 
Give your love no matter what.....

My friends are so depressed
I feel the question
Of your loneliness
Confide... 'cause I'll be on your side
You know I will, you know I will

X Girlfriend called me up

Alone and desperate
On the prison phone
They want... to give her 7 years
For being sad
I love all of you
Hurt by the cold
So hard and lonely too
When you don't know yourself

My friends are so distressed

And standing on
The brink of emptiness
No words... I know of to express
This emptiness

Imagine me taught by tragedy
Release is peace
I heard a little girl
And what she said
Was something beautiful
To give... your love
No matter what 

Red Hot Chili Peppers

This post is dedicated to T. Callahan
With so much Love, Truth and Beauty....

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