This video was created by a friend of mine in the USA, but is relevant wherever you are.
This post had a working title of “Love takes many forms” but, as I will explain later, I changed it when a certain piece of information became apparent to me.
I have been a great fan of Queen for many, many years and Freddie Mercury was, in my humble opinion, the greatest showman the world has ever known.
It may surprise you to know, therefore, that until today I hadn’t seen the film “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
After the somewhat emotionally traumatic week I’ve had it’s been so helpful to have received a lot of reassurance and support from my readers and fellow bloggers. Thank you to all who have been in touch, it really means a lot.
I followed up on one comment I received by reading through that lady’s blog and came across something which has highlighted a dilemma I face.
What happens when I die?
I wanna be back in 1967.
I wanna be 5 years older than I was then.
I wanna be a cis-gendered hippy chick.
I wanna be in San Francisco.
I wanna be among the flower people.
I wanna be handing out flowers to strangers in the street.
I wanna be soaking up the colours and the vibrancy.
I wanna be high on the feeling of free love.
I wanna be …
I wanna be …
Oh, I SO wanna be where my soul truly belongs!! …
In addition to any of my own original posts that I may write, most days I browse through some YouTube videos and, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ll pick on some to share with you, my dear readers. Sometimes I go through a second selection process if I’ve built up a backlog of open tabs awaiting sharing on here.
Then, occasionally, one comes along that I feel deserves immediate sharing because it sends a message; either about how I feel in that moment or because I sense that it has an important part to play in our lives at the present time.
A number of my preselected videos over time have featured Morgan Freeman’s views, but none have condensed the man’s approach to the lives we live more than this short clip.
I SO wish this man were in the White House rather than the present incumbent. Or, maybe, U. N. Secretary General?
Certainly his voice needs to be heard, and heard loud …
… my daughter and I were at Wembley Stadium to see Bon Jovi.
I’d been to Wembley many times in the past to see sporting and music events but this was my first visit to the “new” Wembley.
To get my new YouTube channel started I thought I’d have a bit of a practice with some video editing software and post this so to have as a lasting reminder of a great day out.
Thank you, Tara, for getting the tickets and then “having nobody to go with”!! 😀
Of course, if you want to see how a PROPER video of the event looks, there’s always this …
I play a lot of GTA-V Online (Grand Theft Auto 5) which, for those of you who might never have heard of it, is a game produced by Rockstar Games which is intended as a parody of “American life” and is full of violence, killing, gun running, drug running, and assorted other misdemeanours.
When I tried to log in this evening the game informed me that the servers were down and so I went online to their site to see if there was any particular reason for this and was amazed to see THIS on the screen …
In my opinion, for the producer of a game which embodies violence to take a stand like this is quite awesome, especially when the President of the country they are parodying doesn’t give a FLYING F**K for anyone but himself.
There will, of course, be the imbeciles who just complain “Hey, I can’t get on to my game!! To hell with George Floyd!!”. Well to them I say “It’s time to GROW UP!!!”
Wishing you all every peace and happiness, whether you be black, white, brown, yellow, straight, gay, trans, non-binary or a bleached tomato with fungus growing out of your ears.
We are ALL human!
It’s time to say a big “Thank You” to all our front line workers.
Answers to yesterday’s quiz are below the video.
The people or characters who said these quotes were …
- “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford
- “You’re mad, bonkers, off your head! But I’ll tell you a secret: all the best people are.” Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
- “You’re never too old to be young” Snow White
- “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm” Winston Churchill
- “The best way to predict the future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln
- “My momma always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get’.” Forrest Gump
- “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first” Mark Twain
- “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life” J. K. Rowling
Following on from yesterday’s post regarding the Dorothy Relief Appeal I picked up a new follower from Aberdeenshire, the author Ailish Sinclair, and in browsing her blog I came across a post which reminded me so much of the house in Wales where I used to live. The relationship I was in while I lived there followed the course of all my other relationships and ended in a train wreck but, along with all the dogs, there were many things there to enjoy and be thankful for.
The (very weirdly shaped) garden with the stream along the side; the wooded bank opposite, the sound and sight of woodpeckers, and the clumps of wild primroses that decorated the bank in among the trees and holly bushes. As I’m writing this I’m also remembering the badgers that set up home there for a while, and the owls which hooted and screeched us to sleep on warm, summer nights.
Ailish’s blog post incorporates woodpeckers and primroses, two of the loveliest elements of that Welsh garden, and it got me thinking … while so many of us are sitting around with extra time on our hands, take a moment or two to think back. I don’t mean just to pre-Coronavirus time either. What is there in memories from the past that you really miss and would pick out as something you would want to live through again?