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Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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October 31, 2010

Boo!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 5:45 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this Halloween morning here on Cape Cod, with a spooky, crescent moon presenting itself on this dark and foggy 5 am morning here in Osterville.  The wind is warm and the day looks dry for all of the little trick or treaters, and I hope that you and yours have a safe and fun Halloween holiday, far away from the more spooky aspects of our sometimes crazy society here in the good ‘ole US of A.  Yesterday, John Stewart, of “THE DAILY SHOW, with John Stewart,” held a rally on the Washington Mall in Washington D.C. with over 200,000 souls in attendance.  I watched the entire show, from beginning to end, and it was, in a word, fabulous.  Stephen Colbert, along with some very talented musical guests, added a great deal of fun to the mix, as the topics of “SANITY” and the restoration thereof, along with the preservation of “FEAR”, were the polar opposites that John and Stephen built upon during the 2.5 hour rally and WE were not disappointed.  Perhaps the greatest part of the show was at the very end, when Stewart spoke to the crowd about something that is so sadly missing in our national discussion, the restoration of REASON into the equation, along with civility, inclusion and grace–not to mention LOVE, Forgiveness and JOY.  Watching the huge paper mache puppet of Stephen Colbert (while Stephen jumped a few feet off the ground to high five his “larger self”), as the real Colbert made his case for FEAR with an exhaustive montage of media clips from all walks of the media life–FOX NEWS clips to MSNBC clips, seemingly fighting for your very soul–invoking the fear that is so sadly displayed every waking hour of every waking day on the 24/7 cable news channels.  Stewart made the point, regarding the remote control, that WE have the power, and always did, and always will, and can choose to turn off the NOISE and return oneself to a better sense of what it is to be human–remembering the better Angles of our nature, OUR REAL SELVES.  To witness the event from the “Angle” of the big picture, looking out at all of those diverse and rich individuals who are ALL different, yet all the same, struck a deep chord with me, for that IS what makes this country the great, good and wonderful nation it IS.  Perhaps we need a little reminder every once in a while that WE all have the power to THINK for ourselves, to draw upon our past experiences and, without all of the mental chatter going on in the background, can find our true calling, forget about FEAR, something that some “other” individual, no more important than me or you, is telling you to FEAR, and realize that the past is dead and buried, with no power whatsoever, save the power we give it by thinking about it, and knowing that the “future” is simply a mental projection of events to come (usually based on our past experiences or someone else’s), or moments of present moment experiences to come, that may or may not be how we envision them at this very moment, leaving us with the PRESENT, this moment, a moment that will never come again.  When we see that WE have the POWER and let go of that silly notion that “someone” else does, we find that peace that we were searching for all along within our own being, and thus, ARE at peace with the world and everything in it, bringing one into alignment with creative intelligence that can only expand, and bring PEACE to others–the whole point of this little existence on this little blue rock called earth.  Bravo, John Stewart, you have, regardless of what ANYONE “says”, broken a barrier of sorts, to many, and, perhaps, restored some sanity, planted a seed if you will, to this tattered nation that has been hijacked by a few rotten apples.  But, as John Lennon once said, “time wounds all heals.”  Have a wonderful Halloween everybody and be safe out there amongst the English!  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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