Lyrics Post: Sweet Emotion

Sweet Emotion, Aerosmith

All those years ago, to right now, even last night, this song makes me tap along, sing along, and wonder just what this one’s all about. Wonder in a groovy, cool way. Groove along. Remember the riff, remember the refrain, dig it.

Sweet emotion

Sweet emotion

Sweet emotion

Sweet emotion

You talk about things that nobody cares

You’re wearing out things that nobody wears

You’re calling my name but I gotta make clear

I can’t say baby where I’ll be in a year

When some sweet hog mama with a face like a gent

Said my get up and go must’ve got up and went

Well I got good news, she’s a real good liar

‘Cause the backstage boogie sets your pants on fire

Sweet emotion

Sweet emotion

When I pulled into town in a police car

Your daddy said I took it just a little too far

You’re telling me things but your girlfriend lied

You can’t catch me ’cause the rabbit done died

Yes it did

You stand in the front just a shakin’ your ass

I’ll take you backstage, you can drink from my glass

We’re talking about something I can sure understand

‘Cause a month on the road an’ I’ll be eating from your hand

Songwriters: Steven Tyler / Tom Hamilton

1975.

Simple Suggestions

Boiling life down into bite-size bits and basic ideas we can learn and hold on to day-in, day-out? Might just be a superpower secret to living a good and happy life. These are concepts we should not only live by everyday, but pass along to those around us, especially our children, if we have them.

One of my favorite people and friend for more than 30 years lives by simple principles. He’s the father of five kids. He’s a successful business person, self-made.

These simple suggestions can make a big impact, if you remember to follow them, apply them each day.

“Life is easy,” he likes to say to his kids (and others)…

1/ Make a friend.

2/ Stand up for someone who needs it.

3/ Smile.

And then there are three more below from my kids’ elementary school. The ethos of the school might be summarized thus; it lists what should guide the students’ behavior everyday.

They call them “The Three B’s:”

Be Respectful.

Be Responsible.

Be Safe.

Remember Your Tools

What lessons, what lessons? There are always new things to learn, old things to remember.

When doing inventory work, here are the basics you should have, beyond your digital or paper reference:

1/ pen

2/ marker

3/ blade (to open the box).

4/ packing tape, tape gun (to close said box).

Be methodical; always methodical. Don’t rush. Take your time.

Things may not be obvious. Items may not be where you expect them.

Stay with the count. And remain humble.

Do or Do Not.

“Do or do not, there is no try.” So Yoda said to Luke Skywalker during his initial Jedi training.

Silly language from a muppet character in a sci-fi movie? Maybe. But there’s also some essential wisdom to be had.

I know first hand.

“I’ll try…” has been a central tenet of my effort just about all my life. Born from self-doubt and plenty of trial and error, I’ve learned it doesn’t always go as intended.

The key point is: take action that has the intent to accomplish the given objective, the given set of tasks. Dare you even be audacious, and strive to be completely successful in the effort..

DO SO.

Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

Quoting James Martin, S.J., as we remember these brave men and women who were murdered 30 years ago this weekend, because they stood for social justice, social change for the people.

“These men and women paid the ultimate price for standing with the poor and marginalized in the name of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15:30). AMDG

— Read on :

On November 16, 1989, Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., Segundo Montes, S.J., Juan Ramón Moreno, S.J., Joaquín López y López, S.J., Amando López, S.J. and Elba Ramos, a housekeeper for one of the local Jesuit community’s, and her 15 year-old daughter Celina Ramos, were murdered at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador.

The lives and loss of these martyrs have significantly influenced the Ignatian family in the United States and throughout the world. Jesuit institutions have re-defined what it is to be universities, high schools, parishes, etc. in light of the martyrs, discerning new ways of addressing issues of social justice locally and abroad. Across the Ignatian family new ways of proceeding have developed over the course of twenty-five years. ISN is a direct product of the spirit of the martyrs, forming in response to their tragic deaths at the hands of many individuals who received training at the former U.S. Army School of the Americas.

Gettaway

Lucky for the little things. Lucky to be married to a great human, smart and patient and beautiful and thoughtful. Eleven years married, a mark we just passed.

And so we’ve got a little gettaway planned. Nothing fancy, but it happens to be my favorite format: short escape to a place not far away, but quite different than the usual, all the same. In the shadows, to the north, looms gray-green San Pedro Mountain and inland hulks pristine Montara Mountain.

And it’s a chance to be just the two of us, rather than we five as we usually are, when we’re with our three kids too. Lucky to have this little escape.

An overnight on the coast, a couple hikes, a nice dinner, just the two of us, so fortunate, so blessed.

A gettaway, what a nice treat.

Sky, Clouds, Trees

Is This What it Means to be White?

Two white journalists consider their journey, exploring the murder of a white minister by group of white men in the segregated deep south of Alabama, United States, in 1965.

#gratitude

@chipbrantley

@andrewbeckgrace

https://www.npr.org/about-npr/719940814/white-lies-nprs-civil-rights-cold-case-podcast-solves-who-what-killed-james-reeb

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