Sunday, July 13, 2014

You Make Me Feel...

Man, I love this song but how did they talk the lead singer into wearing that mickey mouse glove? Wonder who came up with that brilliant idea?

Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and helping with Patti's funeral bill, and for your condolences and wise cracks.
I know how awkward that can be, but you know, you have really been helpful to me.
Oh, I know it's virtually impossible to find the right words to say, but it's your heart I am hearing not so much the words. I'm happy to say your hearts are in the right place and are saying what the words cannot say!

This is no small thing, IMO. This is spirit to spirit communication, and it's chock full of truth, goodness and beauty!

Amidst the pain, my broken heart and sorrow, is this good and beautiful thing you all did, individually and together.
Awkwardness? No, what may have felt awkward has become something truly remarkable, because you didn't allow the awkwardness to stop you from being friends, brothers and sisters.
Instead of awkwardness you became blessings to me and in a language that cannot be constrained by words. That's the best kind I reckon!

Thank you! Thank you for the outpouring of love you have given me.
I realize some if not most of you guys wanna remain anonymous so I'll refrain from typing your names but I will never forget you or what you have done for me.
We are connected in a sense (I'm not gonna stalk you. Honest).

I do wanna give say thank you, Julie and Leslie for setting up Patti's funeral fund. This has helped immensely and, I'm glad to say I'm not in a deep financial hole because of your help.
And thank you, Bob for putting this up on your blog, and for a truly remarkable post that helped me more than I can describe.
Again, it was a mixture of the words and what was behind those words that touched my spirit.

Not just good intentions but right intentions through truth, beauty and goodness. A work of art in action!

I hope n' pray I may likewise be a help to any of you guys should the need arise or anyone else that may be in for some high seas.
There will never be a time from this point on, where I will worry about awkwardness in expressing love to others who are dealing with a death or some other tribulation.

Because the point ain't coming up with the right thing to say with mere word,s but with what's between and beyond those words.
I am truly blessed to count you all as friends in deed! :^)


julie said...

Those gloves are cracking me up. Maybe it's so people will pay more attention to his hands while he air drums?

I'm so glad that we were able to help, even though we couldn't be there in person. We are blessed to count you as our friend, and to be part of this community. We may not all be sharing bread and wine around a table, but there is a communion, nonetheless.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Thanks Julie,
That's an excellent way to put it, communion.
A spiritual clam bake and beer o'clock all at once. :)

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Irt the band, I suppose a lot of bands were over the top in the fashion dept. during the 80's but this one was definitely one of the funniest looking, although I think it was unintentionally funny.
They were probably looking for a cool image but they failed, miserably. Lol.

John Lien said...
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John Lien said...

Because the point ain't coming up with the right thing to say with mere words but with what's between and beyond those words.

True dat.

Aw shucks Ben. That's what friends do for each other. Glad to have you as one. I'll give a holler if I need help.

mushroom said...

I don't know if you've ever seen a raccoon moving around on the ground much, but they have a sort of charming ambling awkwardness about them. Not that they can't cover ground when necessary, but it isn't quite their element. It disappears when they move into the trees and start to climb.

We're the same. A little bumbling and funny-looking in the horizontal dimension because we are made for the vertical.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

'Cause I'm an amblin' man...with apologies to Waylon.
Back in awhile, it's VA time. Waves.

John Lien said...

Mush, that was great.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Thanks John!
I think we raccoons have proven that internet, or rather spiritual friends who have never met in person ARE just as much friends, bro's and sis's than those we have physical contact with!
There ain't no physical distance to overcome when you have soul bro's and sistas. :)

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Mushroom, that is an astounding analogy and a core truth what you said!
Thank you! That really is deep! :)

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Hey Mush,
When you get the opportunity would you please make that into a post? That deserves wide distribution.
I can think of at least 4 or 5folks I wanna send that to.
Their kinda libertarian/independents yet that may get through to someof them.

Joan of Argghh! said...



USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Hi Joan, and thanks!