Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Little Magic For You



Kids, the prompt at Real Toads Fireblossom Friday yesterday was Magic. The best magic I have ever seen was a great big old Love-In the night the Peace Camp closed down after the blockades  in '93, Dana Lyons singing Magic, hippies dancing in a clearcut under a big full old Grandmother Moon.


"Listen to the sound of people singing, 
telling what they know, 
telling of a time when 
creatures shared the earth."

Later that fall, I was driving past Kennedy Lake, listening to this song on cd, and singing along, when my eyes fell on all the chearcuts creeping across the mountains on the other side of the lake. The grief was piercing, and I started to sob.............this is a song of hope, and it breaks my heart to listen to it, given how far we HAVEN'T come since '93, but there's more than a little magic in it. Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. So sad Sherry. But let's keep dreaming. There IS magic within us.

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  2. mmm...how far we haven't come....sadly...but have hope...without it it becomes a pretty dismal existence....

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  3. I agree with the others, we must never give up on hope. Mankind can change, it just needs a huge wake up call (some type of global catastrophe) which makes us change our egotistical, selfish, me, me, me ways and turns it back to what we can do for all of us and not just the ones with money.

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  4. This is a beautiful take on the prompt, Sherrie. We must all keep hoping, and dreaming, though...and doing what we can, in love.

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  5. Thank you for the comments, the song, sharing your heart.

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  6. The real magic is that countless people never give up hope, and their protests must be felt in the end.

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  7. I share your feeling...in the desert where we spend some winter months they are fond of topping trees. They do come back in full glory but just the sound of those saws pains me.

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  8. Hope can really never be extinguished. We have to hold on...and will.

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  9. Clear cutting is heart breaking. Thanks for being part of my challenge, Sherry.

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  10. I agree with the others. Hope we must have!

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  11. Hope is the only thing no one can take from us~ So touching! :D
    Thanks for sharing~

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  12. May we believe we can see magic...may we never give up raising our voices.

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  13. Your heart just shines with compassion, Sherry. Thank you for this.

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