Blog 2053 – 05.09.2021
A Good Good Heart
I am when it comes to books written by men that claim to to be divinely inspired and without error in whole or in part quite a skeptic in this most likely nearing last quarter of my current adventure in time and space. Yesterday, as I was running a few errands and listening to music that I have saved on zip drives in my truck, a long time favorite played, Daughters, written and sung by John Mayer. John has made to my knowledge no claim to divine error free inspiration for this song, but it is in my opinion spot on like another song Hallelujah that plainly says, “There’s a blazing light in every word. It doesn’t matter which you heard, the holy or the broken hallelujah.”
The dictionary defines the word hallelujah thus:
For more that a few years, I read, studied, and tried my best to be a preacher of sorts and though I have long tried to shared my life lessons with those I love in not so “preachy” a way, I may still come across that way at times. For those who think so, on this my seventy first Mother’s Day here is chapter and verse and in several translations my text for today:
John Mayer says and sings it all, I think, in the chorus of his holy hallelujah words:
“Fathers be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn in to mothers
So mother’s be good to your daughters too.”
Do not be afraid of spoiling the little ones with too much love, that is impossible as one writer has said: “They that fear are not made perfect in love.” Let us love hard as we can and keep practicing till we get it right.” My hat is off to all lovers today. Especially mothers.
In my high school senior English and Creative writing class our teacher, herself what we referred to in those less sensitive days as an old maid, offered all the boys in class a parting piece of sage advice. She said, “Boys, pick a girl to marry who will be a good mother to your children.” I believe I did, looking till I found “a girl just like the girl that married, dear ole dad.” My mama was not perfect, but she loved me the best she could and that is a pretty good example for us all. Happy Mother’s Day.
Your friend and fellow traveler,