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New Music, New Light

John Mayer

New Light

After this week I’ve gotta lighten up.

May your weekend be bright.

Oops!

Given all the life changes of recent, add in the travel plus that necessity called work and what happens? I forget important things. Important things like a blogiversary.

Yup. Fearsome Beard turned 4 years old on June 1, 2018 and I forgot.

Hopefully next year I’ll remember!

Today’s Word

Fearsome feels that at times we should contemplate words we know and dig a little deeper. Therefore an occasional entry from this day forward will be titled Today’s Word.

These entries will ask the reader to take a moment to contemplate and go deeper into the meanings of a word, or even a feeling, in each readers own life. Most often a term of everyday vocabulary. Fearsome feels that sometimes a deeper understanding of meaning may be as beneficial, or maybe even more so, than an expanded lexicon.

So without further delay, let’s get this party started!

In my lifetime

I was but a young child in 1969. I had no knowledge of The Stonewall Inn or of sexuality for that matter. I remember Sesame Street, a man walking on the moon and some horrible war in a far off place called Vietnam.

Little did I know that the brave fed up downtrodden souls of a small group of misfits would change the corse of history that I might live as securely, lovingly and openly as I do today.

Stonewall Inn NYC Circa 1969

Not quite 50 years ago we couldn’t even congregate without the risk of jail.

At times in one’s life one must stand up for righteousness.

Brave souls for whom I am grateful.

Obvious societal outcasts we were.

One should never take for granted the freedom and respect we have gained. One should never assume that history will not repeat itself. One should always stand up and speak out when injustice and discrimination rear their ugly fearful heads, even when that injustice or discrimination is happening to another person, group, religion or race.

Fear is a powerful force in humanity. Fear can destroy a civilization. Overcoming societal fear starts with me, and with you, having the courage to stand for what is right.