Thoughtful Friday

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, September 14, 2007

There are times when we all wonder why we have done things in our lives.

Times when we wonder why we met someone.

Times when we wonder why people have left our lives.

Times when we wonder what we have to do to change the way our world is moving.

Over the last week, these thoughts have been taking it's time and circulating in our mind

Since moving to Memphis we have certainly had many changes in our life and most for the very best. Still there are things that are missing in our life and things that need changing and we are attempting to find them and change them around.

We were chatting with a friend recently and we mentioned that it felt as if we were in a constant series of tests. Those life tests we all must go through from time to time in our lives.

For the last three years it seems we are taking the SATs over and over and over without a break. Just when we thing the testing has ended and things will smooth out, another test drops in our lap.

Have we gotten stronger over time? Absolutely.

Has this also taken its toll over time? Absolutely.

Will we survive the latest in this series of tests in time? Absolutely.

We have friends who are beginning wonderful journeys, special times in their lives. We watch and listen as they are floating on clouds of joy.

And we smile and are so very happy for this time in their lives.

We have friends who are struggling in their journey now, worse times than anything we have ever been tested on.

And we hold out a hand and hope we can assist them in the steps they are taking during these times.

Time...there's no place to run

Time...and you run to catch up to the sun. make of it what you can and hope there is another click of the clock.

Because if there is you have another second to make it right...more time

We are continuing to try and make it right and with the help of our family and friends we know it is possible.

We hope for that next tick of the clock, so we can have the time to share in their joys or to be there to hold out our hand in support.

There are many more ticks left - so much more time, and we will use every tick, every minute, every hour of time to do everything we dream take the time to hold as many hands as we are continue to hope for another tick of the clock after that.

Thanks for taking the time to sit though our thoughts today...

A little tease for next week's Tuneage Tutelage

Have a most wonderful weekend....

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore

Joe & Willie Chambers

Time has come today
Young hearts can go their way
Can't put it off another day
I don't care what others say
They say we don't listen anyway
Time has come today

The rules have changed today (Hey)
I have no place to stay (Hey)
I'm thinking about the subway (Hey)
My love has flown away (Hey)
My tears have come and gone (Hey)
Oh my Lord, I have to roam (Hey)
I have no home (Hey)
I have no home (Hey)

Now the time has come (Time)
There's no place to run (Time)
I might get burned up by the sun (Time)
But I had my fun (Time)
I've been loved and put aside (Time)
I've been crushed by the tumbling tide (Time)
And my soul has been psychedelicized (Time)

Now the time has come (Time)
There are things to realize (Time)
Time has come today (Time)
Time has come today (Time)

Time [x11]

Now the time has come (Time)
There's no place to run (Time)
I might get burned up by the sun (Time)
But I had my fun (Time)
I've been loved and put aside (Time)
I've been crushed by tumbling tide (Time)
And my soul has been psychedelicized (Time)

Now the time has come (Time)
There are things to realize (Time)
Time has come today (Time)
Time has come today (Time)

David Gilmour/Nick Mason/Roger Waters/Richard Wright

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but its sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but youre older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the english way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought Id something more to say

Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
And when I come home cold and tired
Its good to warm my bones beside the fire
Far away across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells.

24 Of Your Sparks

  1. Extraordinary... just beautiful and extremely touching. I relate so much to this post, Vin. I'm on all sides of it right now... wonderful things and many trials all mesched together. I love knowing that I have the love and support from my friend in Mephis and I hope he knows that I am here for him as well. When times are good or when times are bad... don't hug me, don't let me hug you.. we can hug each other :-)

    Much love, babe.

  2. Mimi Lenox Says:
  3. You said it well, my friend. beginnings.

    I am beginning to move once again in my world to feel alive and hopeful- that hasn't happened since....well, you know....slowly, slowly. Thanks for the encouragement. I am getting there. And so will you.

  4. Travis Cody Says:
  5. I wandered for a long time. And then I got lucky. I found amazing friendship...with people who allow me my quirks and mysteries.

    Then I got even luckier. Love found me.

    This makes the tough times a little less tough, and the good times so much better.

  6. TopChamp Says:
  7. ah - you're lovely.

  8. Anndi Says:
  9. Time for love... time for family... time for friends...

    Thank you my dear friend, for everything.


    Have I somehow created a quote monster? I am reminded of the days when the Luggage often times began with a quote.... maybe that should return.

    Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin

  10. Liz Hill Says:
  11. Nicely done my friend. SMOOCH

    And Trav--what a lovely definition of friends----"people who allow me my quirks and mysteries" --spot on.

  12. 108: KYRA... Ty dear were certainly on my mind as I wrote, along with many others. He is happy you know he is here for you and knows you are there if needed, and that is a true friend

    MIMI: Exactly...slowly...slowly...and so happy you are taking those baby steps on your new journey

    TRAVIS: A true friend never asks what you have asked them not to...a true friend allows the friendship to evolve slowly...a true friend accepts no matter what

    TOPCHAMP: TY so very much

    ANNDI: Sweet friend...the journeys we take and the friends we obtain and the time we take to ensure they are with us always
    Thank you for always being there and as Travis said, allowing me my quirks without question...the quotes have just felt right recently...

    TURNBABY: TY my friend

  13. Thank you for your comment, though we disagree, we can respect each other. I used your comment in a post.

  14. SARGE: If we all agreed on everything it wold be a boring vanilla world...though we disagree with someone does not mean we do not find respect for their stand.

  15. Thanks for taking the time to hold my hand and offer a hug.

  16. Sparky Duck Says:
  17. great post Bond, though Musically I was channeling the foo fighters, but I am a 90s kinda guy so that makes sense

  18. Thank you for taking the time to be my friend ... and yes I know it's been a year ... and yes I know I need to get down to Memphis ... but it's just a matter of TIME... ;-)

  19. Angell Says:
  20. Always TIME for friends.

    You brought tears to my eyes and a prayer of thanks to my heart.

    Thank you for taking the time every day to share your thoughts and heart with us.


  21. katherine. Says:
  22. Auguste Rodin, the sculptor said, “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely”

    It seems as if you are passing your tests with flying colors...

  23. Meribah Says:
  24. We should enjoy every second we've got...cuz we never know which second will be our last!
    On that note, hope you have a great weekend! :D

  25. Unknown Says:
  26. Thank you so much for this touching post, Vinny. You know, I´m just in the beginning - slowly... veeeery slowly... but your entry gave me some hope.

    Thanks for being our friend. You´ll always have a window seat in my ♥

  27. SONGBIRD: Wherever necessary

    SPARKY: I had the Chambers brothers in my head, but the Foo Fighters did slide in there for a few seconds...

    DIXIE: Your year has been so full...I understand...a friend always does

    ANGELL: TY for coming to sit every day and read them - even when they are not that interesting

    KATHERINE: TY so much for that...

    MERI: HOW true that comment is today my friend...ty

    SANNI: You are so welcome my friend, and ty for your kind words.

  28. Gail Says:
  29. Tears are flowing dearest...

    I know where you are (right there behind me every step of the way)...

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  30. GAIL: Always there...stay strong my friend....:::handing dear Gail the box of tissues, (as we do not use community snot rags here)

  31. Julie Says:
  32. Precision Vinny...expressed to the fullest. Thank you for putting it all down.


  33. JULIE: Ty for the kind words...sometimes the thoughts just flow.

  34. Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future...

  35. Unknown Says:
  36. on my side. Yes it is! on my side. Yes it is!

    Hm...that's something you really have to sing out. Writing it out doesn't do it justice!

    Good post there, sweetheart!

  37. Lovely post Bond and two of my favorites =)


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