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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


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Monday, August 11, 2008

Mortality

I spent my weekend celebrating life in white...


While others left this plane moving towards the next. And I thought about them but I did not mourn. I thanked the Creator for all that he has given us through them and smiled about what they gave us. I got a little happy when I realized that I have damn near all of the DVDs, MP3s or LPs of the recently departed and knew that I would always have them right there to comfort me.

That's all that matters.

And then I move on because I'm still here, and which means I have been given work to do and I have to complete my journey. Not that folks can remember me and pay tribute when I leave here or somethinoranother but to just be fufilled.

By life.
By my life's work.
By my wife and family.
By my friends, and even my enemies.

Be not afraid of death and know that we all have a purpose. So when our tour of life's duty is completed you and I can make an exit with no regrets. Don't cry for those that left us, use those energies to do something now for those you care about, even those you don't even know exist because they will no longer suffer if we intervene.

There are folks still alive here, right now so close to us that are hungry and destitute...

What will we do about them? Ourselves?
Our souls are waiting for those answers.

Remember, we are just mere mortals but through our actions (just like Brothers McCullough and Hayes) we can still change the world.

They did.

Think you can't?

8 comments:

Darius T. Williams said...

A great way to spend the weekent..and yea, we can still change the world!

Luke Cage said...

Heck man. I'm a super hero. I'm changing the world one step at a time. and enjoying every minute of it as I do so. Here's to the brothers and to you friend. Y'all look good!

LadyLee said...

"And then I move on because I'm still here, and which means I have been given work to do and I have to complete my journey."

Well said.

A fitting tribute and explanation...

And ya'll looking nice in that white. Glad you had a nice weekend.

Relevantlystaying said...

That is so true, My mother always says the best way to honor those who are gone is to keep living.. but most importantly live with purpose.

Great tribute!

"M" said...

Truly life is only a test....for us to acknowledge GOD in everything we do and in that process love our fellow man because that's what GOD is, LOVE. When we truly Love someone else we're acknowledging GOD. Thank you brotha for these words.. I needed to hear them speak to my heart.

Zesty said...

You look uncannily like your Simpson portrait in these pics. Lookin' good brother.

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

If I ain't trying to change it somehow, I ain't living...

princessdominique said...

I love photos. You all look lovely.