5 minutes ago:Hi Ken, I'm overwhelmed by the punch-power emotion of your words; at the same time pleased to hear you loud and clear. I am listening with all my heart and soul, because I know you are talking to me; you have obviously been reading from my blog. You are so welcome to get to know me. My feelings now are to put my arms around you and hug. I hope am I not wrong. I have hugged Steven and Christopher even as they were adults; Michael only as a child [sadly] I am only intuiting an understanding that you are suffering. What goes on in my head are thoughts of understanding and I use all of them to ease suffering and show kindness. Understanding reality and understanding the reality of those around me who are hurting/suffering is my immediate focus. I have three sons and love each for who they are right now. Serving others without thinking of the cost to myself has caused me much grief. I want to help you Ken. Please share with me how. Where does your hurt come from. [crap, empty, "Your betters", it is just blackness.] Ken if I have it all wrong, tell me and I’ll delete this reply. I am so pleased with your input to this conversation.
Let the sky be clear and winds light and fresh; let the sound of flowing spring water be heard in the silence of the early evening horizon. 1. Let the bells ring loud and vibrantly for a minute of melody 2. Let the town crier declare that a happy earth is near; next year. 3. Get busy and ponder the question “To Be or Not to Be."
4. Intend to be the person you are meant To Be. 5. Turn, find and take care of those suffering and tell them the good news. 6. Rejoice with your neighbours as they go on with their new chores. 7. Get ready for the work of harvesting what the world was designed to provide. 8. Celebrate in quiet meditation to regenerate your creative abilities. 9. Pull the strings of your family together and sleep under the starlight. 10. Enjoy your favourite breakfast and leave for the courts to ensure that justice is quick and merciful. 11. Volunteer to be a town crier of good truthful news to ensure the gossips will wither away. 12. Put your Egos in a box and bury them, ensuring your talk will be simple. 13. You will have found the virtue of contentment.
The Law. “The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth.” It is true or it is not true.
The Bible. Luke 12: 1-3 By this time the crowd, unwieldy and stepping on each other's toes, numbered into the thousands. But Jesus' primary concern was his disciples. He said to them, "Watch yourselves carefully so you don't get contaminated with Pharisee yeast, Pharisee phoniness. You can't keep your true self hidden forever; before long you will be exposed. You can't hide behind a religious mask forever; sooner or later the mask will slip and your true face will be known. You can't whisper one thing in private and preach the opposite in public; the day is coming when those whispers will be repeated all over town. [The Bible in Contemporary Language - The Numbered Edition "The Message"]
My Precious Tristan, it gives me so much happiness to hear from you.
Family dysfunction and my separation from my soul-mate, your Grandmother has caused so much pain and suffering to us all. For me divorce after so many years is insanity.
No, I did not invent the lighting diffuser panel you see in elevators. I was the manufacturer of aluminum louvers used in architectural ceilings throughout the world. I believe the very same machinery that make these panels today are from my original factory in Montreal. I did invent several others products including machines, which we can talk about some other time; hopefully.
Yes your father Steven was a brilliant student; he aced every subject he learned all the way through McGill University. He continued on through Queen’s for his medical degree and then through McMaster for his degree in Psychiatry. He is a very serious young father; we all make grave mistakes at times in our lives and your Dad is no exception. I do believe he is an excellent and brilliant doctor.
After finishing high school, he spent three years of training to become Mr. Canada at 18 years of age. I did not approve of his doing so, but I believe he proved to himself he could do anything he wanted to. He was right in my opinion. You can see early pictures of him here on my blog -
I am a very stern believer in family’s staying together forever. The alternative is unbelievable long term suffering and financial loss for all the family members. My own struggle for justice, is not over, and I am still moving to get justice.
I am truly saddened to learn that your parents split-up. I could see the suffering on the faces of all your childhood pictures, including those of your sisters and brother. The facial sorrow was clearly seen in pictures from one month to another.
There is so much you could learn from my near 80 years of living. It was always my plan to be there for all the family.
Feel the love I have for you Tristan, as I have for all my family. Seek more more wisdom.