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 Tuesday morning here on the shores of Osterville, as we greet yet another “climate changing” event that will greet US all soon. I thought I might inject a little humor into the mix of all of this tragedy that has plagued our nation since it’s inception, by offering “ya’ll” a trip down memory lane. In 2004, homeless and all alone, I met up with Danny Devito in Park City, Utah, where I was in the right place at the right time, simply walking down that old mining town’s main street and literally stumbling across Danny standing outside of a bar on that “said” main drag. I walked up to him and stated, in clear undefined English, “I LOVE your work”… I bring that up because in the midst of all of this horror that we have witnessed in the past couple of days, COLLECTIVELEY, I decided to turned off the noise and bustle to “get the answers” and, in my infinite wisdom, turned on, perhaps, the best show ever produced on national television, you know, “American television”, the same story line that brought us “Dallas”, “90210″, and, lest we forget, the great show called, not EARTH ( great book by John and his writers), yet, “The Daily Show”, with the venerable and honorable Mr. John Stewart. As I sat back and began to watch the 8 taped shows of “It’s always sunny in Philadelphia”, I began to realize just how GREAT this country really IS. Much like Woody Allen in one of his classic films once said, as he was contemplating taking his own life, for he did not see the point in continuing along this dirty, horrible “earth plane”, and, I might add, took a shotgun out and tried to take his own head off, decided, as he missed, that he might go out and get some AIR, take in a movie, and just relax. All of the vexing thoughts that tend to swirl around our heads continued to haunt him, yet, as he sat in that movie seat, he watched a rather remarkable film, an old 1930’s musical comedy flick that had a bunch of people dancing around and making complete fools of themselves, all for the fun of REALLY LIVING–at that moment, Woody realized that his life was not over, and perhaps, as he said to himself– “Say, the worst is true, that there is no God, that this whole exercise has been a complete waste of time and when we leave this earthly plane there will be no “ever after”…But, on the other hand, maybe by sitting there just for a few moments longer, “I might actually be happy”–and then it happened. Like a lightening strike, it occurred to Woody that even if all of those “thoughts” were true… look at these people, see them dancing around and having FUN, living LIFE, and if they aren’t too worried about it, then WHY should I…” the central message being, “why don’t WE realize just how important ALL of us really ARE.” I bring this too you for one reason and one reason only, to take this tragedy that occurred in Tuscon, Arizona, and REALIZE that WE are truly ALL ONE, and in the end, it is the LOVE WE MAKE, that IS the LOVE WE TAKE. I love you people. Blessings. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
January 11, 2011
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