Blog 1356 – 06.06.2019
“We Have Always Been Brothers”
This is the last of three short tributes to Elton John and the recent movie release about him. Just before the credits roll at the end of “Rocketman “ the movie, there is a picture of Elton John and his husband David and their two sons. They look so happy. And I told my wife, he finally found his David. David, means “beloved.” But before the ending of the movie Bernie Taupin comes back into Elton’s life and gives him some poetry and says, “It is time that you get back to work. Elton smiles and says, “You mean you are still willing to work with me.” Bernie smiles over his shoulder as he walks away and says, “We have always been and will always be brothers.” If I took a little poetic license with those lines Bernie, the poet of the duo, will I am sure forgive me.
You see, though girls may take issue with me, I believe we are all brothers, some just prettier and shapelier, from my point of view, but all brothers nonetheless. And all have the potential and indeed are whether we recognized them as such or not – beloved brothers. I am thinking of another song popular but a few years before Elton burst on the seen that said,
“The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.”
Of Jesus it has been written and said, “There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.” But I highly doubt that. I can still remember my brother when he was three, how closely he stuck to me, and loved me unconditionally, calling me “Baby” because it was the closest he could get to David. I love my brother, all my brothers and it is so true, “We have always been and will always be brothers.
You friend and fellow traveler,