Sunday Reflections

Well, I haven’t posted for a few days. Depression, bleh! Unfortunately, being silent doesn’t stop me from thinking, so the thoughts just tend to pile up in my head. And I’ve been thinking a lot these days about the harm we do when we seek to attain unearned “special” status with no concern for the consequences to those who are denied and demonized along the way. The three sections of this post are intended to reflect some of my thinking…

First up is this absolute treasure from Alex Autin’s The Sagan Series – Part 3 – A Reassuring Fable post. Thanks Alex! 😀

See the full Sagan Series Playlist on YouTube

Next are a couple of songs from Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut album. I’ve included the lyrics in the scroll-box below:

 

One of the Few

When you’re one of the few,
To land on your feet
What do you do to make ends meet?

(Teach)

Make ’em mad
Make ’em sad
Make ’em add two and two

Make ’em me
Make ’em you
Make ’em do what you want them to

Make ’em laugh
Make ’em cry
Make ’em lay down and die

The Hero’s Return

Jesus, Jesus what’s it all about?
Trying to clout these little ingrates into shape
When I was their age all the lights went out
There was no time to whine and mope about

And even now part of me flies over
Dresden at angels-one-five
Though they’ll never fathom it, behind my
Sarcasm desperate memories lie

Sweetheart, sweetheart, are you fast asleep? Good
Cos that’s the only time that I can really talk to you
And there is something that I’ve locked away
A memory that is too painful
To withstand the light of day

When we came back from the war, the banners and
Flags hung on everyone’s door
We danced and we sang in the street and
The church bells rang

But burning in my heart
My memory smoulders on
Of the gunner’s dying words
On the intercom

And finally, to tie the first two section together – my way, there’s this thought provoking little beauty:

Via the Knowledge of Today Channel on YouTube

Remember my friends, Earth Day falls on Monday, April 22 this year. Visit the Earth Day Network to find out how you can get involved! 😀

I want ice water.

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12 thoughts on “Sunday Reflections

    • Oh Jeez Loon, there was so much I wanted to include! I thought of the tourettes squirrel. I also thought of this one, because it fit with the theme so well:

      And was barely able to resist this one:

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    • Thanks. There was so much that I didn’t include that I’m thinking about doing a follow-up. There’s still too much for one post of course, so narrowing it down remains a problem. And the new ideas haven’t exactly stopped… 🙄

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