Fearless.....  

rm_emerald6912 48M
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1/31/2006 6:45 am

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Fearless.....


I heard from someone today who I have not spoken with for a good number of months. A man for whom I have a deep love and respect greatly as a friend.

He has been living with HIV now, for more years than he or his friends care to remember.

Over the past few months he has been down and depressed, which naturally enough happens from time to time. When he is in that frame of mind he prefers to be left alone, although he does have a loving partner, so as his friend I know he has support around him.

Well he is back and in good spirits, he was apologising profusely for not being in touch. More concerned about how his friends are, a genuine good soul.

Whilst we were chatting he mentioned a song that we used to enjoy listening to. Many years ago, during nights of hash induced sing alongs.

I think it sums up his character more than any other I can think of. He is a warrior and fearless.

The song is from the album Meddle, by Pink Floyd, I've copied it here. I think it is simple and beautiful.

These words are for him.

Fearless.

You say the hill's too steep to climb
Climb it.
You say you'd like to see me try
Climbing.

You pick the place and I'll choose the time
And I'll climb
That hill in my own way.
Just wait a while for the right day.
And as I rise above the tree lines and the clouds
I look down, hear the sound of the things you've said today.

Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd
Smiling.
Merciless the magistrate turns 'round
Frowning.

And who's the fool who wears the crown ?
Go down,in your own way
And every day is the right day
And as you rise above the fear-lines in his brow
You look down, hear the sound of the faces in the crowd.


hugs_4_u2 39F

1/31/2006 12:55 pm

the song sounds very fitting hunni must be a strong man to deal with so much!!

hugs xxxx


Sulabula 45F
12658 posts
1/31/2006 1:40 pm

Lovely words for your friend

Sula xxx

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Sister_Act_4_You 37F/37F

1/31/2006 2:16 pm

What a touching tribute to your friend. I cannot even fathom what it is like to be living with something like that; with occasional reminders (such as you've done here) it reminds us of how appreciative we should be of our own health and/or the time spent with valued friends.


pinkplaytoyz 49F

1/31/2006 4:13 pm

This is great, and I love Pink Floyd. Saw them live once.


rm_gata11459 57F
10597 posts
1/31/2006 5:34 pm

Go down,in your own way
And every day is the right day

that is beautiful.. and im sure he feels blessed to have a friend like you in a time like this xoxo gata

Peace xxx K


HBowt2 58F

1/31/2006 9:15 pm

Bet you were singing along in your head as you were writing Em.... nice one xxxx


rm_emerald6912 48M
545 posts
2/3/2006 11:35 am

    Quoting hugs_4_u2:
    the song sounds very fitting hunni must be a strong man to deal with so much!!

    hugs xxxx
Hugs, he is strong most of the time.


rm_emerald6912 48M
545 posts
2/3/2006 11:37 am

    Quoting Sulabula:
    Lovely words for your friend
Tnx Sula


rm_emerald6912 48M
545 posts
2/3/2006 11:41 am

    Quoting Sister_Act_4_You:
    What a touching tribute to your friend. I cannot even fathom what it is like to be living with something like that; with occasional reminders (such as you've done here) it reminds us of how appreciative we should be of our own health and/or the time spent with valued friends.
Thank you SisterAct, glad it can act as reminder of important things.


rm_emerald6912 48M
545 posts
2/3/2006 11:47 am

    Quoting pinkplaytoyz:
    This is great, and I love Pink Floyd. Saw them live once.
Pink, lucky you never got to see them live.


rm_emerald6912 48M
545 posts
2/3/2006 11:48 am

    Quoting rm_gata11459:
    Go down,in your own way
    And every day is the right day

    that is beautiful.. and im sure he feels blessed to have a friend like you in a time like this xoxo gata
Gata, just great lines, and the song can listen to it over and over.


rm_emerald6912 48M
545 posts
2/3/2006 11:50 am

    Quoting HBowt2:
    Bet you were singing along in your head as you were writing Em.... nice one xxxx
hbowt, i was as it happens, well more humming.


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