Saturday, January 26, 2008

Our Responsiblity


urban cowboy, originally uploaded by boxersiciliano.

Our responsiblity is to share...since kindergarten we have been taught this...I didn't know that this could be so easy to do.  I shared a photo with someone who shared it with others...a simple photo in my mind...I also have shared, as often as i could, some of the thoughts and moments in my life that i think about and feel...simply by writing them down..as so many of you who are reading this now do on a daily basis.  I am struck with the idea that we, as humans, as spirits, have a great responsibility to each other...to come together and share how we think and feel...some people think this blog shit is just that...a waste of time on a computer in the coffee shop...well i say that ironically, in this age, it is something that is bringing us back to a central place of sympathy, compassion, sharing, telling, understanding that we have lost in this day and age..this day and age when things are too fast and we have forgotten the tribal mentality..the idea that we as humans need each other to listen and to talk and to share our trials and tribulations and through the wisdom, love and experience of others who have gone through similar things, we learn, we cope, we breathe..we understand that we are not alone, that we all are on the same planet in the same boat...we all have parents, we all brush our teeth, we all love and get hurt, we all cry (sometimes not enough) we all want to be good (some need to be better) we all laugh (some more than others) we all sleep (some can't as much as others) and we all hurt..(some more than others).....this is the fundamental basic core idea of why we are evolved beyond monkeys...(i like monkeys, don't get me wrong)...this blog serves as a platform of tribal means...a way to come together from all walks of life and share and believe and live through each other...a way to create and compel and share.

Thank you Amanda for reminding me how important it is to share.
Make sure to read Picking up the Pieces of a Life Once Lived  It will inspire you and make you thankful for what you have and it will give you strength to carry on......

7 comments:

amanda said...

Justin...
I have always had that inner drive to do something better ...to help someone- even if just one- in some small way. Paul's death, although a tragedy, has created this ripple effect -this universay movement- among those that have know him and even those that have only just heard his name. Good things do bloom from ground that appears dry, crumbled and neglected with a bit of cultivation and caring. That is exactly what has come out of Paul's death- people have bonded and come together for a commom purpose and the results have been extrodinary- so much has bloomed and I know, will continue to bloom!!!

Your words for today meant so much...thank you for including me and thinking of me- I truly don't know what to say- just that I wish we could speak for hours...

I look for to waking up and reading and sharing ...I can't wait till tomorrow...

Amanda
Romel too

Ms. Conley said...

This is a powerful message Justin. I was brought to tears this morning after reading Amanda's blog and the courage she now faces to move through this life without her lover and friend. I was also brought to tears for other reasons, but those tears seem insignificant amongst giants. Keep it up and share it all....XOX T

amanda said...

Justin...
I will be away for the next week
(28th 1st)- installing a Presidential China show at Mt. Vernon (VA) for work...I won't have total access to a computer but I will do all in my power to check in and just read and smile...I must say...I'll certaintly be writing a lot while I'm away...new setting...new people...new experience!!!!!

Sunny Smiles,
Amanda
Romel too!

amanda said...

Oh...and Justin...
I'll be thinking of you tomorrow during your surgery...
Amanda

Justin Davis Davanzo said...

Thank you Amanda! Have a great trip!!!

melissa said...

You are so right. Sometimes I think i spend too much time on the computer reading blogs but it does connect me to other people. I find it especially comforting to be able to see what's going on in my friend's worlds even though I am so far away from them and living in an area where I really have no friends. Thank you for sharing. And good luck with the surgery...I'll be thinking of you today. Melissa

Swirly said...

We do have the responsibilities you speak of to one another, and I think it is important to remember that they do not have to be a burden even if they are inconvenient at times. I also agree that blogs have created a way for people to connect in a wonderfully creative way, and I have met some astounding souls through my blog.