Brother Michael Sky

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  1. my mother used to sing for me as a child - there is something very calming about a clear female voice for me.... wouldn't mind being your neighbor - to listen in the background... the sound of singing drifting from a small distance brings back so many memories...
  2. Yeah, my dad had a parrot with bad habits... I've just never felt attracted to them... figured I'd ask... It pains me to see the bird I was referring to kept in seclusion - inside an 8X10 shed on the farm....
  3. Petey's a bright and happy looking bird!! I was never a bird person, but I came across a white, parrot looking thing at the local animal farm... He genuinely seems to be happy to see me, even if it's been a while since my last visit - seems to have an awesome memory .... This bird could actually turn me into a bird person, I think... he coos so softly when I stop and fuss over him, I didn't realize they have so much personality... Why a bird, Brother Thorn? What's the appeal? ( just curious )
  4. I just had a baby kitty show up at the door with an old break in his leg. His knee no longer works and his leg is always sticking straight out. I've been calling him "with cheese" because I misunderstood when my son called him Vachita..... Hes such a sweet guy and so trusting, he is teaching my older cat how to be social...
  5. like the disappearing bubbles in a glass of Champagne.....
  6. ouch - that resonates somewhere deep inside me..... :lol: and it may be why I do not write in my books
  7. reading biographies and books ABOUT famous folks when I was in ROTC made me sometimes wonder: did I really want to know? sometimes our heroes are glorified, and sometimes we find them to be the kind of folks we would have liked to know.... it's a roll of the dice....
  8. ah, I we are showing our favorite Bible.....: Here is the very first Bible I bought for myself. I was six years old and found this at the giant flea market, which used to be at the old movie theater at the base of the Chesapeake bay bridge tunnel - on the Va. Beach side. I have never been able to find a date for this Bible - but it is inscribed inside the front cover - it says " Dec 25, 1910 " and has " Caroline Schadt " on the front cover in gold lettering... and it is 4" X 7" ... perfect hand sized... when I bought it, the old fellow said " She would be happy that you bought this..." - he g
  9. I can't explain to you how many meanings each of these sayings have had for me.... even the straightforward seeming ones have multiple uses.... and I have noticed over the years, by scanning them infrequently, that I am attached to those sayings which have a particular meaning at a particular time... like stumbling upon a new gem hidden in the same old pile of shiny rocks... I also have a pile of quotes from my Hero - The Dalai Lama...
  10. sorry it took so long to answer Frank... I will dig into my notes and see if I can remember where it was I found it originally - but it has been in my notes for years...
  11. This is an original printing of 1870, of Voices in the Night : Ballads and Other Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It's a hardcover, bound in green decorative cloth boards. The front and back are covered in intricate black and gilt floral decorations and etching, the pages are gilt. In side, apart from a slight browning of the pages, it is in excellent condition. I can not tell you how many hours I have spent with this old friend, but when I pick up it's weight I am immediately comforted, and feel a calmness which is hard to acquire sometimes. My fingers know all the curves and whorls of t
  12. Wow, Thanks for that BrDevon...!! Her voice and that mandolin were made for each other... "penny for my thoughts - I'll sell them for a dollar" sticks with me....
  13. All the folks from the New World Order are probably there training.... jobs are scarce unless you're one of "Them".... :lol:
  14. Here is a list of quotes that I have extracted from my notes... from my library of resources that I have built up over many years... These are purported to be the words of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama - otherwise known as The Buddha. I have picked out the ones that I have found special meaning in, because they are the ones I like to share on a regular basis.... They are in reverse order to the way I found them.....here goes - "You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found an
  15. Those who are suffering "so creully" each day, are blind to the assistance they receive on a minute by minute basis. And they judge their life based on a very limited view of what is occurring... and I think there is a basic understanding which does not follow through the words of the text which are left for us... we don't have that understanding, so misunderstanding is inevitable...
  16. Rev Al, I feel what you are going through. I hope that you find a path away from such problems....
  17. Just know I am out here ( along with more of your friends... ), and I read your words, try to get a grasp of what you are sharing, and offer what I may from my own, limited, experience.... Just trying to let you know that this ride is spinning us faster and faster too.... just maybe in a different direction.... as the song says " Lean on us, if you need a hand...."
  18. lol... it's not the frequency - it's the dips and dives..... stand tall in the saddle and grab ahold of the pommel, my friend, it'll smooth the ride.... I see nothing wrong with your frequency - not the kinda thing that's right and wrong... just aim for a steady, relentless pace - not a sprint to the finish....
  19. It's very real stuff Raven.... and you do not have to go far to find a soul who wishes you well....
  20. finally a comment on youtube that I can side with...
  21. ok, so ya got me with posting a comment about the 70's in another thread.... so here's the post I made there... : 70's..... hmmn... that kinda rings a bell...... but, nope - it's all gone..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87INl8P3vpA ignore harry... it's this version of this song that causes goosebumps all over my body... Sancty - here's some background for the wistful moments in your anime.... ( I would steal Bjork and run away with her - if only I knew where she was at... )