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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Cate » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:48 am

Don't you love that facet of Existence?
I do, and thank goodness that we do keep learning, it gives our mistakes some purpose.

I'm glad that your Mum is back home again - I hope that she is feeling better or at least is happy to be at home again.

Challenges on the horizon - I'm just finishing a work challenge that had me out of my comfort zone as I was in charge (I love to facilitate, not keen on 'in charge' of anyone but myself). I'm hoping I can get my anxiety levels down to a 'cate normal' level, once it wraps up. That's probably my biggest goal - invest in my physical/emotional health.

I climbed the CN tower last month - it was that or jump out of a plane. I decided stairs going up was probably a better choice for me then stepping out into air :)
I liked it. It felt good. My kids came with me - they liked it.

~~

on separate note - I saw a good Australian movie last night. It was called The Babadook. Very, very good.
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:52 am

G'day Cate,

There are parts to Life that we so take for granted. Take breathing for instance; what an amazing function. And hearing and sight and lovemaking. And learning; what a gift!

It really sounds like you're in a very high pressured job. I take my cap off to you and wish you meaningful rest and recuperation. You are a beautiful soul Cate, I'm sure one such as you gives every bit of care and goodness in the workplace. Just don't overdo it, okay?

That CN tower is over half a kilometre high - reckon your calves would have been burning come those last few steps. Bet the view of the city was unreal. Good to see challenges completed successfully.

I googled the Aussie movie. Unfortunately I don't go for horror/thriller kinds of flicks. More drama and romance and comedy. Sorry.

Take care Cate,
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:29 am

Always tended to overlook Leonard's 'The Darkness'. Maybe I wasn't ready.

Maybe now I am.
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:14 am

I lay on my bed.
Listen honestly
to Bob Segar.
And I cannot believe
you took it all away.

That you broke love
mine
and yours.
And I have listened to the
same song twenty two years.

I'm not coming back to you
anymore.
You will have to find me.
I'm weary now
I turn it off.
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:36 am

When I drove you to Belgrave and Greensborough
and Eltham stations all those mornings, it was me
my love, just giving a damn.

When I shopped and brought in the groceries, when
I drove those trucks all night, when I never left you,
it was me my love, just giving a damn.

When I mowed the lawns, cleaned the gutters, held
you when your brother died, cooked you stew, worked
out your tax, it was me my love, just giving a damn.

When I came to Townsville, came to Yarrawonga, came
to Shepparton, played 500, watched Murphy Brown,
walked the dog, it was me my love, just giving a damn.

When I kissed you, challenged you, praised you, rescued
you, made love to you, danced with you, laughed with
you, wrote for you, it was me my love, just giving a damn.

And now it's all dark. And it's not because of bipolar
or any phobia or science, not because of any broken
childhood. It's because you're not here.
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:32 am

I hurt you so
let you down
in many ways

I was just a boy
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:05 pm

It took me ages to get a grip, to start functioning again in a meaningful way. You'd never believe the place I hung out just waiting for you. Today I call it The Darkness. I have called it Misery, even Purgatory. I was immersed in it for many years. Sure I still regress, I think I took a dip in it yesterday. You wouldn't like it there. It paralyses your will, shuts it down. You don't wanna mix, don't want to contribute, at times you hardly even want to pray. You're lost. And I know I caught it drinking from your cup - I still remember your cup. But today I sense life, and you give it meaning. And for the time being, that will have to do.

I love you,
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Post by Boss » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:59 am

I tell myself, "All things considered, things are on track. Truth is, they can't be anything else."
I ask myself, "But will you ever get over The Darkness?"
I tell myself, "The Darkness was like severe drought. The storm clouds are brewing; it has just started to rain."
I ask myself, "Will you ever forget about it?"
I tell myself, "No. I never will."
I ask myself, "So you don't feel used in the slightest?"
I tell myself, "I rarely question G-d these days. When you are in awe of Him, you accept His will."
I ask myself, "What did He help the most with?"
I tell myself, "He taught me love."
I ask myself, "You reckon she learnt it, too?"
I tell myself, "I'll know by the way she dances."
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:10 am

You know Bub, I still wear that Seiko digital watch you got me for Hanukkah/Christmas in 1989. It is old, has a new band but the digital bits are still okay. I took this watch to Israel, Europa, Alice Springs, Darwin, Perth and Brisbane. I took it other places - the shops, visiting, psych wards. Today is 25 years my darling. Merry Christmas, Adam.
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:04 am

Ever had the thought that you win
regardless of your enemies
irrespective of their might
you win,
you bloody well win.
And nothing or no one
can do jack-shit about it,
they are powerless
with so much, with everything
at their disposal -
they can do nothing.

Ever at least had the thought?
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:21 pm

From this post I have 15 posts left in me. I could write about an ex-love who despises me, I could write about my blue peace flag hanging in my room, I could write about a prank caller who's been hassling for near on three years, I could write about Robin Hood how he was just one man up against a monolithic system of men who wanted power over the weak and broken, I could write about the Carlton Football Club but you wouldn't get a word and I could write about death but I'm not in the mood. I only want to write about family; of its importance. That if you are a parent you are a role model. A child will get more if you throw love at her rather than 50 bucks. It has always been thus and will be till the end of time. Layla tov, Boss
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Cate » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:56 am

so true Boss, it's never 'stuff' that we remember, it's time spent together.

I wish you a happy new year Adam. x
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:08 am

Dear Cate, thank you for your sentiment. For you, and for everyone, I hope the new year brings all the pieces together. May it be a watershed year of adventure and clarity. May you meet love often. I pray for a true and gentle 2015.

In peace,
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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by dar » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:59 am

Adam and Cate,

Holy smokes can you two use words. How the hell do you do that? I have never read a biography of Leonard or researched his personal history. I like to keep my poets a bit of a mystery. So...I do that with both of you too.

Wherever you've been, wherever you're going, keep showing up here. Your writing is worth the trip.

Write on,

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Re: Melbourne Story

Post by Boss » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:00 pm

* Thanks so much, Dar. I only wish what you wrote about me was true!

* I know everyone intrinsically will understand the following piece; it is just such a damn shame it won't be taken seriously at this point in time.

roman Footsteps

If a terrorist threatens your country, it is right for the authorities to intervene. If a country threatens your inalienable rights - your freedom - who will intervene? Initially, who would stop Hitler's Nazis? Who would stop Mao Tse Tung or Stalin? Assad or Putin? Many of us tend to assume our leaders know best. We become blasé and uninvolved. But we do so at our own peril. From my perspective, the men in control of the world are in it for the financial/material edge - they always were. It seems to this wayward man that the Roman Empire was the major catalyst for much of today's inequality, its horror. Indeed much of contemporary society and culture is rooted in Rome's credo - the insatiable and cancerous desire, the hopeless hankering, for wealth. And while they may have 'civilised' the known world, I ask you, "At what cost?" Just who were the Roman subjects paying tax to? And whose gods were they forced to bow to? And whose alphabet (this very essay uses Latin letters) is now known the world over? Rome unleashed herself on everyone everywhere and in everything. The Gregorian Calendar is Roman, the Vatican still emanates from the city of Rome and it just goes on and on. Nation states sprang up but the damage was done. The mindset was infectious. When the king of England sent his boats crammed with convicts and pigs and seeds and rats to New South Wales, wealth was his motive. I wonder if he could fathom he'd be the progenitor of places such as Surfers Paradise with its Jupiter's Casino, its ritzy high rises and its all the fun Chinese money can buy. He certainly knew he was encroaching on Aboriginal territory. But still he raped the land and he raped its people - he thought them subhuman. A treaty was never signed. And every time I reach for a coin I see the queen's head staring back at me. And I am reminded of her family stealing, enslaving and plundering so many innocent souls - killing in the name of god, king and country. Today, royalty is little more than tourist fodder. They've carefully bequeathed their trade to business and government and its intense media domination. Shrewd and deceiving, these men persuade the masses to be in it. Their proficiency knows no end. And like so many before us, we die a little death each time we take part - when we submit. And the machine just rolls on. It takes in more of us, particularly the young. And no one has a say except for a few high ranking politicians or CEO's. And the occasional religious man. And I know you won't care for this Boss drivel. You are too busy in the commerce game - consolidating your life's assets, counting every last cent, learning the trends of oil and gold. And unfortunately, anyone who is not malnourished, has a life expectancy over 75 and has a bed to sleep in falls in to this category (including me). In effect, I am accusing those of us who are puppets to our bank's dead money systems, who amass wealth, and who buy the world - not now for any Roman emperor but for crafty autocrats who have us believe that beauty is in the pocket, in the driveway, in the mirror. And thus, in this world, so many of us live in recurring futile vanity. We inhabit souls bereft of spirituality; that cannot sing, that will not dance. In empty desperation we continue spending money (that is not ours) so our miserable lives will be somehow sated. We continue on doing what Caesar says - 'sit, fetch the ball, go fetch, good boy'. They entice us, they cajole, they lie. And we follow. Individuality is dead, it's been long gone. And as we sink - as our freedom is spent - I pray that love lifts us to an unbeknown place where life is not hindered by selfish, untrue men anymore. Love truly is 'the only engine of survival'. And it shall intervene. O usher in the Covenant, now. Amen.

Happy New Year,
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