Friday, April 24, 2009

Bollywood

We were talking, about the love we all could share
When we find it, to try our best to hold it there,
with our love.

With our love, we could save the world, if they only knew.

Try to realise, it's all within yourself
No one else can make you change.
And to see you're really only very small,
And life flows on within you and without you.


Who can forget when the Beatles went to India to find themselves? While I was only eight years old, my brothers--mainly Johnny--were die-hard fans.

While I know this song was written by George before the Beatles (as an entourage) went to India to learn from the Maharishi, it still fits today within the realm of things. Or so is my thinking. I suppose it was my first introduction to India. I doubt I was learning about such places on the globe in the second-grade classroom of the mid 1960s. (Oh, and to this day, I still feel for Cynthia {Lennon} who missed the train; but I'm sure it was the best thing for her in the long run.)

I do, however, remember choosing to learn about Budhism around this time. Go figure. But then again, I am the one who wrote a quote at bible school at the wee age of 6 or 7, "All You Need Is Love." Thank you my brutha, for molding me early to the power of The Beatles and LOVE.

While Paul was my first love, sorry hub,

Ringo later became my hippy-of-choice. Who knows why.

Maybe it was because Paul started smoking. Yuk. Quite the turnoff to an 8-year old. Ya think? lol

And who knew George would become so strong in his belief? Love him for that.

So, what in the world is Rosa rambling on about and why? Well, sniffle, the hub is heading out to exoctic places once more without the love of his life (I think me). Just look at the gorgeousness here.

Being the spoiled brat that my husband has made me into (yes he spoils me rotten), I have made a list of things to look for. tehe!!!! Now, mind you, some of these "ideas" are for family members. So don't think I am THAT spoiled! I know that the glass bangles, copper, wood, scarves and bags are quite the bargain there. He'll let me know on the miscellaneous stuff. He's been home so long, I've kind of gotten used to it. I wish, kinda, I was going with him to this wonderful land. I'm thinking, just thinking, about me and the kid following him to China this summer. What do you think? Do you think I could last that long on a plane????? Ooooof!

And moving along into the now. . . . a house a day keeps the drearies away, as promised. Perty.

Momma was in a great frame-of-mind today. We went outside again and it was an absolutely perfect day with a capital P! Nice breeze, sun, warm, NO HUMIDITY. Per-fect. We took Mr. George's spot again. He was inside and didn't visit us under the tree today. The admission's lady said, in passing, she thought it was going to "work out." I'm taking that as a positive, the first true positive yet. Who was that who said a good day has to be followed by a bad???? Just smack her if you see her! lol

I called an old friend I've known since grade school tonight. It was so refeshing hearing a voice from my past. I miss my old buds from Virginia so much. Nadj, if you're reading this, I love ya!!! Sistas, through and through. I have several sisters that I grew up with that are so very dear and important to me to this day. No matter that we're not blood siblings, the ties will always be there. And you all know who you all are.

With our love, we could save the world.
xo
ro

10 comments:

Linda said...

Did you know that I "met" Paul McCartney in Paris. I just happened to recognize him as I walked passed and then gushed all over him. He was nice about it though.

Snap said...

Well said! Loved the visit to the past, the house, and your mom. Things will work out. I know what you mean by Sistas ... couldn't do without 'em.!!!

Hugs--

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well--shame on hubby for going to some fancy-dancy place without you!!!!! Doesn't he know that you would love it there????? HA....

Hope it works out for your mom to stay where she is... I'll keep the prayers going!!!!

Have a great weekend in gorgeous Tennessee.

Hugs,
Betsy

PEA said...

My older brother Denis was very much into the Beatles back in the 60's and he's the one that got me hooked on them too:-) I do remember all the hoopla when they went to India and like you, I was so proud of George Harrison for keeping his faith until the end.

How wonderful that your hubby gets to go to all those exotic places through work....I'm glad he spoils you, you deserve it:-) Hmmmm...wonder if I can make him a list of what I'd like??? hehe

I say go to China with him this summer!!!! My goodness, how many people would get such a chance??

Love that picture of your mom enjoying the beautiful weather. I pray and hope that she'll be able to keep staying at that place!! xoxo

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I was really young and don't remember this...but the influence of my 4 older siblings and my music still follows me to this day! I love all old school rock...wow...it really takes me back.........
Love the pics of your mom! Fingers crossed that it's all working out!
PS I quoted a Beatles song a few days ago on my blog too! How weird is THAT!
Hope your husband finds wonderful treasures for everyone!

Anonymous said...

Pass on that plane and take the slow boat you always hear about!!! XXOO ~ A

Saucy said...

Oh, I love this post, every last bit of it! The Beatles, Bollywood and Momma! Perfectly perfect is right!

Anonymous said...

Well, I tended more towards the Stones, but I have to admit to appreciating the Beatles as I grew older. Especially George. He was my favorite, and I loved him as a Traveling Wilbury.

Most of the people that I know who have visited India grew to love it, but for many of them, it took time. There is so much poverty there, that it takes a while to adjust, I think...and time to learn about and appreciate the culture. It is special in a great many ways, but has it's problems too.

This post is so timely. I've been thinking Beatles lyrics a lot lately. Revolution, especially.

xo
Lena

Jeanie said...

Oh, golly, I remember all those Beatles moments! (Paul was my fave at the beginning, too. Then George...) At least you have something to look forward to with presents, but boy -- that would be hard and I'd miss him, too.

I know what you mean about the Buddhism. It's so very beautiful...

John Ivey said...

Great post about the Beatles -- you know how I like them -- and your photos as usual are wonderful. Thanks for looking after mom.

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