Hurricane Harvey became personal to me with family and friend living in Texas, including Houston. Fortunately my son informed me that my youngest daughter was safe for now. According to the weather clowns a rough road still lay ahead for her and other Texans. Even though Harvey is a Tropical Storm, Tornados & Flooding will continue to plague the Lone Star State.It is with this in mind I offer a prayer for Texas and every single Texan for their safety during this weather born disaster. I offer prayers for their safety, minimal loss of life and an expedient recovery. Most importantly, I pray for those who lost loved ones.
The people who’ve lost loved ones during this disaster are the ones who need prayers. Their world just got lonelier for them with one less person in their lives on this lonely planet. They lost someone they could confide in and be a friend. I can relate for I’ve buried my sister, brother, dad, scores of friends and my youngest daughter, Samantha. Gawd, loosing my kid was tough. Still chokes me up eh.
Nothing ever filled the void they left from their demise. If I ever hear the word ‘closure’ again I’ll strangle the doctor with their stethoscope. The idea of closure does not sit well with me for I want to remember my family & friend and the love we shared not find a way to erase of stop their memories, especially my little girl. I’ll never got over her passing either but closure was and is NOT an option in my mind or heart of hearts.
Being the poster boy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder it’s not hard to see why I flipped out over Hurricane Harvey with my youngest daughter living in the flight path of this tumultuous weather pattern. I can imagine how other parents would feel if they lost a child for the cut runs deep and we share the same scars. I don’t mind shedding a tear over their memory for it means I still have love in my heart for them. I like that.
I want to ‘still’ love them but closure or the perception of closure is totally counter productive to me anyway. With PTSD I must address what hurts the most and face it directly so I can deal and cope with it. If I don’t, I get my inflatable shell and crawl into it as far as I can so I don’t have to address ANYTHING AT ALL. Fortunately I did find a way to cope and that is what I would like to share with those who suffered loss of loved ones.
Without going through the finite details of my life’s journey I’ll just jump in with the fact I had a near death experience. I saw this and I saw that, I wrote of the prophecies I was given, blab, blab, blab. With that said, I had a chance to see how it goes on ‘the other side’. It’s bitchen there and I did not want to come back, even knowing I had family etc back on this plain of existence.
Sounds sort of cold blooded eh. It was true though, I did not want to come back to Earth for I thought I was done, dead and moving on, but noooooooooooo! I was not done on Earth yet, that’s another story. Here is an insider scoop on the spirit would. When you are on the other side you are completely aware of many things you could not phantom back on Earth. For grins, imagine colors that are not on our spectrum of colors.
One important thing I’ll share is the fact we are on Earth for a short time according to spirit-world time (SWT). I’ll explain, when I was on the other side I became aware of many things and one of them was that we were on Earth for just a moment in the grand scheme of things. In my heart I knew my relations on Earth would be here shortly according to (SWT). So I was not sad.
Earth time is way slower so we feel the years. Totally a different time zone. A moment in the spirit world could be a decade on this plain of existence. Dearly departed loved ones that don’t come back would actually be waiting for you to catch up and it would only be a moment or so before you and uncle Wally made it to the other side in their time zone.
On a side bar, we are the loneliest in our existence while here on Earth because most of our loved ones are on the other side. We are not lonely or isolated whence we return to the spirit world. Quite a contrast to life here and when someone we love dies that is one less person we could share our sanctuary of thought. We should not feel bad for those who took the journey for it is us who are stuck here in the land of greed, lies and hate.
As if sliding into home plate I thought I made it and was going to move forward. I did not want to come back to Planet Stupid, at all. I know other spirits arriving on that plain of existence feel the same way for it feels more like home there than here in the world of refracted light and make believe. People who make it to the spirit world become very aware and begin to remember things we were not privy to on Earth.
I’ll be blunt on this so don’t get your boxers all twisted up. When you find a cadaver pristine or in pieces just remember that it’s only an elaborate meat filled space suit. The suit may be torn and broken but the spirit is just fine and hanging out with all your relations. It is us who need the prayers for we are stuck on Planet Stupid, and more alone than ever.
That is why I pray for the survivors. They need prayers the most for they are suffering the most, I know for I’ve been there, done that eh…
On a positive note, you have an angel you will be familiar with when it is your time to cross. I have my little angel Samantha waiting for me. I embrace that thought for I still miss my daughter but it is comforting to know she will be greeting me when I return.
With Prayers For Texas.
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Youth and their Art may have their own Museum / Gallery. A good start today With Their paintings!
Would each of us that are visiting these pages , be willing to send a USA Dollar / $1.00 for the International Children Artist Museum AT ” Sitt Nyein Aye , Art and Culture Center ” and help the Children send in their Art for Display and the selling their art for them, Around the World ?
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The Sitt Nyein Aye Art’s & Cultural Center Named for renowned Burmese artist/activist U Sitt Nyein Aye, this complex is actually a lumberyard set on two…
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The Sitt Nyein Aye Art’s & Cultural Center
Named for renowned Burmese Artist/Activist U Sitt Nyein Aye, this complex is actually a lumberyard set on two commercially zoned blocks (1 acre), with approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of covered space, 2 story building, warehouses, blab, blab, blab. The story of how we managed to score this primo piece of property is a story in itself for it was a hazardous journey.
Now we own it all, lock, stock and tomahawk but we face another daunting challenge, to bring the existing compound up to speed with regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (CRPD), The International Disabilities Alliance (IDA) & The American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Being that I am disabled as well as many of my friends I know the struggles a disabled person must endure during the course of just one day, both physical and the emotional aspects of our condition. I don’t simply want to comply with disabilities mandates, I want to embrace these mandates.
Lessons learned by the devastating Oakland Artist Collective Fire a few months back exposed the critical need to address public safety from a variety of vantage points. What about the disabled people who would not be as ambulatory in escaping a fire? How would they escape & how would they survive?
Adding to our concerns is the fact we want to build an International Children’s Art Museum within this complex. How can we make this facility safe for everyone who enters this compound, especially kids? Toss in the myriad of shops, galleries and the visitors they will being to our complex and it is all to clear, Public Safety & Disabilities MUST be addressed from the very beginning NOT as an after thought.
After watching as our community races to comply with Disabilities mandates after the fact, spending millions to renovate and cobble ramps and doorways, we want to do things different and that is why I am here, to petition the global art community for assistance.
I mentioned 5 million dollars as the sum we would need to bring this arts center into compliance in the very beginning and believe me, this is a conservative estimate since fire mitigation is also necessary. So I am petitioning for the assistance from the international commercial sector as well as the citizens & artisans of the world in the evolution of this arts complex.
Along with funding it would be way cool to have engineers, architects and innovators in the field of Disabilities to assist in the construction of this arts complex. This could be a veritable showcase of innovation design that could revolutionize how we address the growing number of disabled clientele globally speaking.
Being that I am disabled I can safely say that it would be nice to be able to visit places that are accessible to the disabled regardless of handicap. To have freedom of movement and share in the beauty of art rather than wondering if your wheelchair will fit in the door. When I was wheelchair bound I hated crashing into people because there was no room on the walk path for me to pass.
Who would benefit from this Project? The Global Art Community & the disabled would by having another international arts and cultural destination. But for the disabled artists & entrepreneur this would be a blessing. To address the needs for the disabled from the very beginning would also open up opportunity for the disabled to get involved with this arts & cultural project from the very onset. Maybe have their own store or gallery.
The lumberyard is raw, ready for development and is prime for Innovations in the world of disabilities. This must be addressed before we can move forward. Addressing disabilities in the design & construction of this complex will save millions if we address this in the beginning. With the help of the global public and experienced professionals in the World of Disabilities this could be more than a real cool art & cultural center.
The Sitt Nyein Aye Arts & Cultural Center would be an international showcase or blueprint of how we can address the needs of disabled human beings in the future. Now that would make history in any ones book.
My mentor and dear friend the late Robert Perske championed the cause of the disabled and he continues to be my inspiration. If only he was here to see what I’ve gotten myself into now.
I know he would be proud…
As promised Award Winning Laureate Wang Ping returns to The Colony to prepare her Traditional Chinese Dumpling. Kinship of Rivers continues to inspire unity and bring respect to our most precious commodity, water. Mni Wiconi, Water is Life and Wang Ping made the pilgrimage to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, along the Cannon Ball River. It became a sacred journey, a story you must hear.
Ms. Ping will share her tales of life and the people who inspired them, along the river. It’s not just about dumplings, it’s about life, cultures, diversity as well as commonalities that make us uniquely human. Kinship is a bond that needs few worlds to describe for it is more a feeling of deeper understanding, trust and sanctuary, a novelty in today’s world. She’ll be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082 on May 21st at 3:00 pm.
Renowned Artist/Activist Sitt Nyein Aye of Burma will also be painting Murals and Big & little kids are most welcome to participate with Sitt and express themselves in color. Wang Ping will display her Everest Flag Installations. Everyone can create a flag with personal statements, concerns prayers or whatever floats their canoe in the spirit of sharing and cultural expression.
Visitors from around the planet encouraged to bring their traditional regalia, music, and stories, join in on the conversation. If you’re from another universe, ‘Sí, hablamos Pleiadean & Andromedian’. Carbon and sodium based life forms welcome. Abductions and probing prohibited where posted. BYOAC: Bring Your Own Aluminum Cap. Bring sense of humor
Minstrels welcome to wandering about eh. Hopefully a mix of cultures will converge on this humble little gathering to give a truly international flavor to this humble event. Human beings from a throughout the universe and multi dimensional planes are invited to celibate water with Wang Ping, Sitt Nyein Aye and the artists from ‘The Colony’.
Regardless of the state of it’s state of matter, water is water.
Wang Ping will be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, on Sunday May 21st at 3:00 pm.
Open agenda & room for improv.
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A video glimpse into the Burmese Community on Thingyan, The Burmese New Years Celebration.
What stole the show for me was the reunion of comrades who struggled, fought and in some cases were tortured for years in prison in an effort to break a man’s spirit.
Fortunately, the spirit of freedom and democracy did not die within these most honorable men.
They stand together once again.
Saw Ngo, Hlaing Moe Than, Sitt Nyein Aye, Ko Oo (below) are Burma’s hallowed heroes.
Burma’s Warriors for Peace
And it was an honor to be among Real Champions of Freedom and Democracy.
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A huge Art Gallery is in the works!…….
On two large city blocks which will be named after the ….. Legendary Burmese Activist/Artist Sitt Nyein Aye!
Where he will also have his own, First Class Gallery!
Yes, every thing will be First Class when Buffalohair is done creating his own work of art with this Gallery !