I Love You.  

bardicman 50M
7540 posts
12/31/2005 9:59 am

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

I Love You.

Music: David Bowie and Queen - "Under Pressure".



Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure - that burns a building
down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out
Pray tomorrow - gets me higher
Pressure on people - people on streets
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out
Pray tomorrow - gets me higher
Pressure on people - people on streets
Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed
and torn
Why - why - why
Love
Insanity laughs under pressure we're
cracking
Can't we give ourselves one more chance
Why can't we give love that one more
chance
Why can't we give love
Cause love's such an old fashioned word
and love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure



This song slays me. I love it. Probably one of my favorite songs in the world. But it invokes such emotion it really spins me into a melancholy mood of thoughts and desires and emotions.

Love and Compassion, the most healing, fulfilling emotions of them all. So complete, so rewarding, so heavenly. So hard to open up and feel it.

Why? Why why why? What has happened that has made us so jaded and self centered that we are able to deny the basic emotions that are in all of us?

Walking down the street... A homeless person... Walk on by.

Oh look in the paper...Someone killed themselves.... Please pass the comics?

Why has it become to much easier to ignore the knowledge of the terror this world has become? We, as a human race, have sat on the fence long enough. Sitting on the fence waiting to see who is going to fall a certain way so we can fall the same way. The pressure we feel from opening up and seeing and knowing and helping is a pressure that we have put on ourselves. Its not getting better, its only getting worse. Its time to get off the fence and help the ones that need and want help. Its time to quit throwing up the walls of denial, hate, scorn... and just utter blindness. Forget the scars, Damn the torpedoes, FULL WARP SPEED!!!

Love dares us to open up. Love dares us to honestly look and see. See the people on the streets, see the ones one the edge that need that helping hand before they plummet over. Love says there is no pressure if you just open up and not fight it the feelings. Let it baptize you in the warmth that it creates. The warmth of knowing that someone's life is better today because you loved them. A child has a full belly because you cared enough to feed them instead of look the other way. Someone is sleeping in a warm bed tonight because you took them in off the street. Someone is taking another breath tonight because they were going over the edge to eternal oblivion and you cared enough to pull them back to life.

We create this pressure ourselves. Love IS an old fashioned word and it has old fashioned values. Love means caring...compassion...healing... feeling...........Being truly alive.

We don't need to redefine the word love for the 21st century. We need to redefine ourselves to revert back to love.

Love dares you to care for yourself first and then spread the feeling.

This is our last chance....This is ourselves.....




I am not dead yet


Valdrane78 38M

12/31/2005 11:18 am

AWWWWWWWWWWW, I love you to Bardy Wardy

BANG! POW! BOOM! a study in useless knowledge and sick humor!
I want a damn soundtrack to my blog!


SolarPowered0 67M
8018 posts
12/31/2005 12:03 pm

Bard...

How long does one have to do these things before one realizes there isn't anything left to give? And once one reaches this realization, does that mean one has arrived at salvation? Do we really do these things "for others"? Or do we do them for "ourselves"?

When you have nothing left to give and you still give what you don't have, isn't that the definition of love?

I hope we all find out these answers. It would make for a very interesting conversation between us all, would it not?

Solar...


ArealUnicorn 44F

12/31/2005 12:41 pm

I totally agree Bardic...we need to get back to basics...basics of life, love and living....


rm_1SweetBitch 55F
8575 posts
12/31/2005 1:28 pm

So many have been hurt in one way or another in their lives that they build walls, the walls they build have no emotions. A person that has no emotions is not able to feel, they are hollow...a empty shell. A person that does not love themselves is unable to love another. What will this world become with no emotion? Will the word love be forgotten? Love is a oldfashion word to many because nowadays instead of working to make it work...we give up and move on...and each time we do this we leave another hurt that has now become another with no emotion.

No Day Is So Bad It Can't Be Fixed With Great Sex!

1 SweetBitch


Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
12/31/2005 1:30 pm

"We don't need to redefine the word love for the 21st century. We need to redefine ourselves to revert back to love.

Love dares you to care for yourself first and then spread the feeling.

This is our last chance....This is ourselves....."

Powerful stuff and I agree completely. Lovely - thank you!

Whisper...


rm_Zone_Master 54M
244 posts
12/31/2005 2:00 pm

Bard an old boss of mine would say there is is a pork chop in every bottle,

Bike rally Labor Day weekend, there is a parking spot with your name on it in all four states.

Ride on into 2006

Peace
GR GT GC RCE


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/31/2005 2:22 pm

You ask why we don't do this more, why we have become so jaded. Perhaps by looking at the why we can find the how.

I think that when we open ourselves to feel love for our fellow man we are sometimes afraid of what else we open ourselves to. If (just using myself as a representative human)I allow myself to feel the love that I have, I also open the door to sadness, grief, feelings of inadequacy, etc. And sometimes we just don't want to run the risk of feeling those things so we just shut off. This is true for both "big" loving in regards to specific loved ones or in across the board love for our fellow man and strangers.

So how do we get past that? I don't know but here's some brainstorming: Self Acceptance, knowing that at any given moment we are doing the best we can, embracing the yin yang view of life...and I like this one: walking thru our fear of the unpleasant emotions because we know that, even when we feel that stuff, if we allow ourselves to LOVE enough, the love will overpower the uglies. Hey, you know what? I never really got what the expression "Love Conquers All" meant until just now.

Good post and a great one esp for the final day of the year.

I wish you the best.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


MaggiesWishes 60F

12/31/2005 7:03 pm

You always manage to "find" the quirks in life ... awesome, as always.

Happy New Year!!!
warm wishes & champange bubbles
maggie


onelittlesecret 33M
1579 posts
12/31/2005 7:16 pm

Great post Bard.


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
12/31/2005 7:42 pm

Happy New Year Bard!

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


impish_pixie 54F
6867 posts
12/31/2005 7:50 pm

BRAVO! And I couldn't agree with you more. Happy New Year!

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn


bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:07 pm

Its more a matter of giving because you truly want to Solar. Not giving or doing because your conscience says you should so you dont feel guilty because you are better off. True heartfelt helping and compassion... That is the point of salvation.



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:10 pm

Unicorn - Come with me in to the "enlightenment"..



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bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:10 pm

Sure Val. I guess thats a start.



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bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:14 pm

SweetB.. Just move on.... Yes that is what we do. And my making it so much easier to just move on and not fight the good fight we have made true love obsolete. We need that back.



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:15 pm

whisper - Thank you



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bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:16 pm

Ride on Grayt. Ride on !!!



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oldman1776 78M
3164 posts
12/31/2005 8:22 pm

You did good son I couldn't agree more.

Happy New Year to you sir.

I think your one fine man.


bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:22 pm

Wahine - Yes I think you nailed it.. It has to start with love and acceptance of self. In that, We find the strength and courage to not fear what others will do to us because our sense of self worth is high enough to not be shattered by the shallow acts of others.



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:32 pm

Mzhuny - Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEARS !!!



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bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:33 pm

MAggie - Thank you and a champagne bath sounds pretty good right now.



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bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:33 pm

Little Secret - Thanks Happy New Years !



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bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:34 pm

Slide - Right back at You !!!!



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bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:38 pm

Pixie - Thank you very much....... HAPPY NEW YEAR !!



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bardicman 50M

12/31/2005 8:39 pm

oldman - I just hope I grow up to be as good a man as you sir.



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rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
12/31/2005 8:49 pm

Well, hopefully you'll find your love and things will work out the way you want them to. I know mine have.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
12/31/2005 10:34 pm

bardy wardy rhymes with hardy and its from here i send 2006 wishes and kisses... to you and all the kinks here...l-o-l-a lola
the princess in port hardy

Virtue Alone Ennobles


bardicman 50M

1/1/2006 2:21 am

Daph , That is so wonderful.. now smile big for me.



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

1/1/2006 2:22 am

Happy New Years Krissy



I am not dead yet


_Safira 53F
11260 posts
1/1/2006 7:34 am

"The greatest gift is a portion of thyself." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would follow-up on that and say the only thing I would never give away is my soul. Everything else is up for grabs. Thanks for a wonderful post (again!), Bardicman.

(I delivered a baby in the E.R. last night! Go check it out ... No gory details, Scouts' honor!)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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bardicman 50M

1/1/2006 8:11 am

ROFL Safira.. I will check it out.



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crazyname67 49M

1/6/2006 7:46 am

Hey Bard... that was an awesome post! I loved it. Thanx for sharing that.


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