~~September 11, 2014~~
The words of a very dear friend ring so true today, 13 years ago ….
“A terrible, horrible day. Remembering those who lost someone that day. And we indeed lost a lot in America that day, each and everyone of us. I find it so horrible that this world is still a hate filled place where war will forever be, sadly ….
Remembering that day as if yesterday ….
Freedoms, privacy, safeness are now held at a distant bay ….
America was changed forever ….
For men of terror proved to be far more clever ….
For they not only wanted to kill ….
But … a change of our life was a major part of the deal ….
May we remember the people who died ….
As we hold the ones have long since cried ….
No matter what “God” you may pray to ….
Know that he or she would never want murder to be the thing to do ….
And know this ….. this thing called human race ….
A thing was there that day called the “devil’s” …. face …. “
~~REMEMBER AND HONOR~~
~~Ode to Joy~~
Waldo de los Rios
~~Published on May 27, 2013~~
“Ode to Joy” is an ode written in the summer of 1785 by German poet, playwright and historian Friedrich Schiller and published the following year in Thalia. A slightly revised version appeared in 1808, changing two lines of the first and omitting the last stanza.
Schiller was enthusiastically celebrating the brotherhood and unity of all mankind, later made some small revisions to the poem when it was republished in 1803, and it was this latter version that forms the basis for Beethoven’s famous setting.
It is best known for its use by Ludwig van Beethoven in the final movement of his Ninth Symphony.
From the flames we will rise together.
They will know our names!
We ALL are ONE!!