Thursday, September 24, 2009

Take It Or Leave It.

Summer has turned into Autumn now, the Robins are gone. The leaves have started to fall to earth's floor. The temperature has been in the Eighties in the day and cool at night. The butterflies linger, sticking to the withering flowers. Soon the lucky ones will journey elsewhere in flight. The bee's devour the pollen that remains, the beetles find a way inside our domains.

The seasons are passing, the time is fleeting. We will loose the minutes of the evening daylight with each new day. This process is necessary, our Earths orbit, merely completing a cycle for life.

This time of the year has been troublesome for me, it brings me personal growth. In years past I've let the season defeat my happiness. I've let the memories of my loved ones bring my spirits down like the falling leaves. My mistake was to dwell on their passing, I have not moved on. I've tried to live life for them and not me.

This year will be different, I will enjoy the little things. I will be strong for my family, we will have a happy harvest in memories. I'm looking forward to wearing a costume again. As parents we will be giddy taking MJ out for Halloween. Lisa and I will enjoy some Autumn walks under the changing leaves.

Now that Fall is here, we can pull the sweaters out of the closet. (If we can still fit in them?)

Typically we have more fires for wiener roasting, and marshmallows for Smores. For me there is the Spoon River Scenic Drive, a place where I get my Birthday pickled beets. I could go on about the many positives of the season, but will let you cherish your own.

Feel free to name a few, I will gladly listen to your loves in life.

I was going to write about the Summers passing, about all the things I'll miss. About garden tomatoes and swimming pools. About the evening sky and fireworks. I didn't feel the need, I wish to think about the present. I will look forward to our near future, even when it turns to cold again.

You see Summer is fleeting, like our lives. The difference is the seasons return unlike our youth. If we get stuck in mind fields of our past, time will pass ever so fast. We must not dread change, it arrives like Autumn. There will be rain, there will be wind. Yes, it can blow in all directions.

Before the season turns again we will witness many colors. My advice for those who dwell on age, for the ones who choose not to see the colors. Your heart is not colorblind, only human.

In Autumn the leaves naturally fall, so rake a pile or two. After you make a few, jump in one. Be the kid at heart you know you are, have some fun!

The more I type I realize this entry was more for me, but if it helped you, Great!

I will take this time to thank you for stopping by my place. May Autumn be a Harvest of memories for you as well.

Peace & Love
Loren Wesley Ackerman

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Good Conduct Mustn't Be Stealth

I just finished watching the "New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala Concert" it's 168TH. It Had Soprano Rena Fleming and it was a delight to watch. The very funny Alec Baldwin was interviewing and with much poise.

I bring this up because I love most music, at least one song in each style. To me music is a gift to our souls. I love watching the Symphony Orchestra perform together, with its strings,brass,wood winds, and percussion's. The conductor is indeed the maestro, but if the people preforming know the music, they could be obsolete.

Still, I respect the conductor and feel they keep the Orchestra in harmony.

Have you ever watched the movement of the music, the passion from the people? It is a musical masterpiece to witness. A pleasure to hear the sweet sounds of teamwork.

Maybe one might prefer the strings over the brass, or the percussion. Some might choose the wood winds, no matter your preferred instruments, together they make the orchestra.

Why can't society mimic this artistic beauty? Why does Politics contradict it's true purpose and function in the opposite manner? I would think that our founders would want it to be similar to a Symphony Orchestra.

If you believe in a God above, would he wish us to be more like one?

Instead of playing the strings, both sides pull on them. Pulling so hard that they break during the performance. Our elected civil servants were chosen to play their part, not distort the sound. Beating down the hopes of a desperate society, drowning out the sounds of decency. Instead of beating the drums, they beat each other down, they deny the audience genuine human satisfaction.

We pay taxes, if you will allow me to say our admission. Our ticket to the performance of American life. We pay our whole lives only to witness our elected leaders perform poorly. Working against each other, pulling the fear strings. Manipulating the informational keys, pitting us against each other.

Forgive me if I'm incorrect to state that we deserve respect and consideration. That our Elected President deserves to be treated with patience and respect as well.

We the People deserve the opportunity of a healthier life. I'm talking about affordable health care and a cleaner planet.

With this nonexistent bipartisanship and continual tug of war, we the world will suffer. We have endured many hardships throughout history. The last decade alone has set our future decades back, if we indeed have a future.

I remain optimistic for our children, but will always be a realistic person. Enough with the health care smokescreen, pass it already!

Let us work together as people, as politicians! If we wish to have a future we must move on to the next humane issue. We must focus on the environment, without a healthy one, life is pointless. Jobs are meaningless, unless you want to merely pay the bills. Buy a big fancy house, a car for a road to nowhere. A path to endless desert, a future without hope.

Why can't the Republicans admit they are what they are?

Why can't the Democrat's pass a good bill, when they control most of the legislation?

I'll tell you why, politicians are mostly wolves in sheep's clothing. Say anything to get elected humans, hiding in the cloaks of sheep.

Mankind acts as if they want all that is good. "In the name of God" Christian folks simply wish for gods plan to be true. When human actions prove mankind's truth, that fear is the fire that fuels the pits of hate. Fear prevents good people from accomplishing great things.

Let me ask the moral majority a question! Where were you when Bush was "In Charge"? Where was your protest when United States Soldiers dropped like flies? Where was your outcry when thousands of innocent civilians perished in the desert? (By the way, the War continues on! God's Children still spill innocent blood overseas.)

But here is a group of people shouting about money and a President destroying a great nation.

Where were you when Government stole our countries finances for WAR? It is our right to stand up to the leaders of our country, it is our right to believe what we want.

So, continue on with the fight to deny unfortunate families the chance to afford health care. Go forward with false information and harsh judgement. March on to Washington! Scream at the man who tries, the President who attempts fix the last eight years of greed.

Equal rights doesn't mean that a select few can have their way. It doesn't mean we should decide who gets married or gets a job first. It means we should be color blind, we should not see sex. We should see Mankind for what it is and accept our way of life. We are human, not Gods.

Go ahead and shout it, spread it, print it, and broadcast your deceptions. Spread your distorted interpretations to the masses. I still believe that the majority can see the truth. That we can decide our future, by means of working together.

Most will say I'm wrong, most will say wake the hell up! Guess what I am! I feel that mankind has the capability to preform well together. We can make powerful music together, like an Symphony Orchestra. It will take patience and practice. When we work together we will break a few strings, but we are human.

I have more faith in myself than in Elected officials. Maybe I'm incorrect in my logic, I wish one day that politicians will conduct themselves like in an orchestra.

At the very least, respect the conductor. I mean until they harmonize and play well with each other, or compliment the process. We need a leader to lead, to conduct this country. To compose a sympathetic symphony and with compassion.

With all that is going on in the news.The protests and outburst's, we should work as one. There should be a nation that respects the promise of betterment. Wishes for affordability and well health. I regret to say that we live in a corrupted and stingy fearful world. A life built on manipulation and lies.

I don't blame people for distrusting big business and most government. But see the insanity in the recent uprisings. That goes for all parties, I mean we allowed Government to destroy the World for 8 years. Then came President Obama, a man elected by the people.

This man took over a sinking ship called the United States of America. A Titanic task for any man to bare! History has shown that in crisis panic does not help.

It may seem like we lack sufficient life boats right now, but together we can weld the leaks. When society separates themselves by class it sinks. When worries of money outweigh decency and the well being of the future of our children, life fails.

The time is now to provide affordable health care! We mustn't place bubblegum on the leak. If we continue on the last Presidents course, we will hit more icebergs.

I firmly believe that the musicians do not have to play on a sinking ship. We can all survive, more than just head above water.

Give President Obama a chance to lead us, at least for one term! Bush was handed two terms? Two chances! (I'm still scratching my head)

In the name of Peace and Love let us hear the tune of progress. Allow the country to truly heal from past mistakes. Give us the opportunity to treat the wounds that plague our lives.


Loren Wesley Ackerman