IS THIS ALL THERE IS?

Zen/bliss moments are really difficult to sustain. It’s a tough job to keep all my chakras aligned. I’m toughing it already in morning traffic. The day has just begun and I’m feeling a little crazy and despondent in Monday morning  traffic. I feel as if I was caught in a futuristic movie. We are moving streams in both directions, silent and locked in our private vehicles. Is this all there is? I could hear Peggy Lee singing in my head.

I’m like Peggy.  Though despondent and disillusioned, I’m not quite ready for the final disappointment. I’ll just carry on and try to tap, tap myself out of my misery. Another cup of tea won’t hurt either. The grey skies are weighing heavy on me. I’ll try to look for that silver lining – that cloudy weather is more conducive to creativity. It brought a song to mind. I tell you, my head is like a jukebox sometimes – full of songs.

I didn’t realize this was written by Woody Guthrie. I thought it was a hymn. It’s a great song for today.

God’s Promise
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Ellis Paul

I didn’t promise you skies painted blue 
Not all colored flowers all your days through 
I didn’t promise you, sun with no rain 
Joys without sorrows, peace without pain.

All that I promise is strength for this day, 
Rest for my worker, and light on your way. 
I give you truth when you need it, my help from above, 
Undying friendship, my unfailing love.

I never did promise you crowns without trials, 
Food with no hard sweat, your tears without smiles, 
Hot sunny days without cold wintry snows, 
No vict’ry without fightin’, no laughs without woes.

All that I promise is strength for this day, 
Rest for my, worker, my light on your way, 
I give you truth when you need it, my help from above, 
Undying friendship, my unfailing love.

I sure didn’t say I’d give you heaven on earth, 
A life with no labor no struggles no deaths, 
No earthquakes no dry spells, no fire flames no droughts, 
No slaving no hungers, no blizzards no blights.

All that I promise is strength for this day,
Rest for my worker, my light on your way,
I give you truth when you need it, my help from above, 
Undying friendship, my unfailing love.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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2 Responses to IS THIS ALL THERE IS?

  1. Jan says:

    Another cup of tea sounds goods and one step at a time. Take care,

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