Some say I need to be playing "out." Others say "i've lost it.
I'm on the Rock and in the Roll among so many who have kept a thread of integrity.
Whether it's musical or otherwise, I'm not predictable; cannot be categorized or blocked. In fact, by the Grace of God Whom i Serve, I'm destined for a trip and reunion in 2011. Stay tuned with sticks in hand and a n emotion that makes my words here pale in comparison. Yet I wrote them by Inspiration; not isolation.
In the meantime, kindly read my writing of this evening before I turn into bed for yet another tomorrow:
While I muse, I write and share what I’ve both taught and learned:
We muse and amuse ourselves; being entertained without “thinking” that our pastimes invigorated us to push on. Mistake.
We think that our “jobs” define us; being deceived in the moments we’re not at our desk or deployed/employed with a vision and mission departing from the Written. We think that being “unemployed” speaks more “blues” than a “blessing.” Mistake.
We think that because we were born in rural area, we cannot function in an urban one; or among those of different cultures born by the color of our skin or life experience. Mistake.
We think that “seniority” and “affiliation” to a group qualifies those in that clique to have “authority” over those not having true “vetting.” Mistake.
We think that our roots are unique to “us” [races and ethnicities” when questioning that the Planting came well before us. Yet we are forged to appear as flowers plucked from the vine to adorn someone’s dining room table? Mistake.
We think too much and contrive appliances to achieve for applause and accolades – as if nothing was ever achieved before we know now. Mistake.
I don’t think this way. For the record: I think for humanity while honoring where I was born and what (by the Grace of God I serve) I will continue in Life.
All we ought to Think is to contribute to the (societal) Concert in Agreement. This is the meaning of the term “concert:” to agree in performance and not promises – hence “symphony.”
All others should just sit quiet; and that Side-Stage, Listen and Learn. This may appear arrogant coming from me – yet the world scene today is evidence to me that unless we listen first, the consequences of societal/global deafness/errors is imminent. Such does not speak well.
Too many lives have been lost on the grounds of fruitlessness. Humankind is better than this today – we have more avenues to communicate and virtues to be shared than being self-righteous or over-stepping with ignorance not stupid.
I choose the medium of Music to convey global thoughts, rather than forum over the arguments (forensics) of personal concerns. The evidence is already here. So why continue the debate (?).
Our thoughts are the torpedoes – not the weapons we envision toward annihilating each other.
May these expressions from me with skin encourage many to conform to Reality without thoughts of eros (sexual) relationships. Don’t leave the phileo and agapeo Love out [brotherly/sisterly and unconditional Love, respectively).
Guard your heart (as deceiving as it is), for out of your heart are the issues of Life. Whatever position you find yourself in, be there with content and with Purpose.
Be targeting, but not taken over. This mission is of those true their Faith and fidelity. Others are only martyrs failing their mission to the God they claim to serve.
This is yours truly on drums to punctuate every theme I write here - far short, to some, of exhausting the lexicon.
There’s more where this comes from All of us. I’m not promoting myself.
Rather, I’m publicizing the Mission I’ve been called to accentuate, enhance and punctuate. I cannot; will not, neither should do it alone.
Just listen and take heed to what I’ve learned in nearly 62 years with skin. As with you, there’s more beneath the surface.http://www.johnsussewell.com/ItAintYourSignItsYourMind-RoyAyers&Suss1978.mp3 http://www.johnsussewell.com/DifferentIsNotBetter-JustDifferent_GarrettMorrisSNL&Suss-1978.mp3http://www.johnsussewell.com/LittleGirlWishes-NancyStoneWithSussKlayViaAudioHipster-2005.mp3 http://www.johnsussewell.com/R-U-Ready-ChuckRobinsonWithSuss-Fall2009.mp3 http://www.johnsussewell.com/DrDuck-EddiePalmeiriWithSuss-2003.mp3 http://www.johnsussewell.com/ALL_SteveWhitworth&Suss-ToWhomEtc.mp3-2008.mp3
This song by Nancy is a corrected link - now playable via download. Along with you, I'm tired of things we All seem to overlook when this Nation is not of men, but of Law! All I missed was the apostrophe in another link. This is the corrected Link. OH! Don't think that I'm ready to go to some place or any other place than you. I'm here along with more than I can number. If one tries to count the numbers: they become KNUMB. As for those not techy, then be patient with the technology You can finally HEAR this tune with Nancy Stone.http://www.johnsussewell.com/TorpedoFlow-BillyCobhamWithSuss-2003.mp3 http://www.johnsussewell.com/Gemini-LiveWithMiltonAcademyStudents-BobSinicrope&Suss-2003.mp3 http://www.johnsussewell.com/ToReconcile-BySussHands&Feet-2008-into2009.mp3
I personally thank each of you that I know via phone calls the beauty of being in relationship. Whereas some will accuse me of repeating what is already known, others are simply listening without coming back with a rebuts [sp?].
Just Listen and glean within yourselves the wheat from the tares. Sift out the garbage and discard it.
That's my point - along with The Music that is not mine alone.
May others follow suit in personal pursuits. It's a global issue now.