Monday, April 19, 2010

Everything Dies

Or does it?

As usual, I am a little late discussing the latest news. By the time you get to me, you've read it over and over again.

Pete Steele, lead singer of "Type O Negative" died on 4-14. This depressed me a bit since that band and their music bring back a lot of memories for me. My best friend, Tamra and I did so many things while listening to them, we saw them in concert a few times as well. It's like the end of an era. Anyway, a lot of the thoughts I had about this at the time have kind of faded because I waited too long to post more than just that. At any rate, better late than never to say "Peter Steele, you will be missed in the world of music and our memories will always honor you."

We had a little going on in Memphis last week too when we paused to remember Dr. Benjamin Hooks, well known, historic Civil Rights Leader, father and native Memphian. He accomplished many things in his time, and had a long life too.

The fact is, there is a time and place for every one of the human beings here on earth to shed their skin (so-to-speak), and transform into their true form, their souls go on to ascend to something so much more profound. It's sad that we are bound by such linear thought and gagged by grief. Grief is a natural human emotion, and one that is understandable and also honored. Everyone does this in their own way. We can't help but miss those who have passed on who were loved or important to us.

It's just a part of life much as quoted by "Forrest Gump", and is something we don't fully understand, not in the way we understand the reality we are swimming in this go-round. :)

Truth is that everyone we love and have 'lost' simply changed, they didn't leave us forever... they're right here with us, all around us, and they're a part of us for eternity.

Sometimes we just have to lift the veil of grief, ignorance or confusion and realize that there's a much bigger picture that we can be a part of if we just open our eyes and our hearts.

Have a wonderful week...

Love, AJ

2 comments:

Christine Macdonald said...

"Truth is that everyone we love and have 'lost' simply changed, they didn't leave us forever... they're right here with us, all around us, and they're a part of us for eternity."

Just beautiful. xo

furiousBall said...

that change and loss means that person was a space in your life. it doesn't mean life will be worse and you will get to a point where you won't feel guilty for feeling just ok. have patience with yourself, you'll be ok