Blaise Jabo

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The day we don't find but seek

As the sun rises, joy rises in some part of the world; a new child is born, a long life relationship is bonded, the lost sheep has just returned and the day can’t get any better until the sun rises again to bring sadness filled with darkness; you just buried your mother, war sounds are at your door step, your friend sets off with your love and the sentence is death. Day: beautiful yet to hurtful, merciful but malicious, long to be short, so near however distant, mysterious but easily obvious. Ever since I was a kid I heard people talk of Day; one day will come, that day is coming, not today, it’s the day, wait for the day and all this sounded like chaos in my mind, I thought of my day; do I have one? Did it pass? Is it coming? Where is it coming from? Will I know it? I hear of people always speaking of wait when that day comes you will see, yet they live on and live on to die without showing us the day, and other always claim that this is the Day but to live on a few more time and claim another day to be the Day. The more I heard/hear that the more I question myself am I supposed to find it?

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    Nov 1 2013: Hello Blaise,
    I like your introduction. Are you a poet?
    Seems like your introduction, though points towards the need to learn to live each day for itself. Today is the day when our life is happening, not tomorrow or yesterday.
    A saying from my mother, and grandmother too: "Today is the day we worried about yesterday, and all is well".
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      Nov 1 2013: I LOVE your mother's quote Joshua! My mom used to get up in the morning, sit down with a cup of coffee, read the morning paper, and she read the obits first. She often said, with a smile on her face and sparkle in the eyes...."well, I'm not in there today, so I guess it will be another good day":>)

      Your introduction reminds me of this...
      "Out of its abysses, unpredictable life emerges, with a never-ending procession of miracles, crises, healing, and growth. When I realize this once again, I see the absurdity of my belief that I can understand, predict and control life. All I can really do is go along for the ride, with as much consciousness and love as I can muster in the moment."
      (Molly Young Brown)

      In my humble perception and experience, living life is about being fully present in each and every moment....each and every day is the first day of the rest of our life, and it could be the last day as well:>)
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        Nov 1 2013: Hello Colleen,
        Thank you for introducing me to Molly Young Brown and her work.
        I was brought up on sayings and poetry from my mother, and her mother, including some I'm still trying to figure out, like:
        The other day upon the stair
        I met a man who wasn't there
        He wasn't there again today
        I wish that man would go away.
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  • Nov 1 2013: What we are looking for is hope - The song "Tomorrow " from "Annie" probably expresses it best.
  • Nov 1 2013: Are they talking about the return of the king from biblical mythos? Or the day that they see themselves on top?
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    Nov 1 2013: i think when the sadness won't leave us will still for the happiness one refuge only which is *the living of your moment.