Woke early.What do Michael Palin, Miranda Hart, Enid Blyton and Herge have in common?well they are all heroes.My heroes.Claske franck died on my son's birthday and she had apparently had a stroke a couple of months ago.Probably at the same time as my brother.Though my brother is younger by 20 or so years, the vulnerability and reverence for life that kicked me in the heart has to wake me up to sharing and removing barriers.The facebook page has to remain public and I must become more circumspect on behalf of others when writing there,but not to share is to remove whatever point God was making when He caused it to be created.Like the Roman Roads and the willfulnessof Henry the Eighth monster that he was ,we must allow changes to rigid barriers to God and neighbour to be removed. So then sieving for GOLD.On the cover of Deliverence by Jimmy Rae we see a man I think panning for Gold.And two very significant locations relating to my son recently have been River Cottage and The Lock Keeper's house in Chester.Why? Well at the first was the marriage of my son and the first time we have played together as a family of musicians.Heart of Gold by Neil Young.In Chester we celebrated my son's 31st birthday.Little did I know that on 7th March 2013 my beloved -no one more meaningful in my life-Claske 'passed away'.
Pacem in Terris new York is on the Waywayanda(?) River and I recall they had a sort of new year ritual of floating a boat and burning the ? past or some such.Sort of the opposite of sieving or is it?
Any way watching Michael Palin last night as he revisited the owner of a Dow(boat) 20 years on and realizing that this may be the last time he sees him.I thought of how Claske left a message on my answer phone last year when I was 60.Frederick did not quite make a 100 either.Any way
'the thing is.....' If you sieve your heroes ,what is it that makes them gold.In Michael's case reverence for people.He knows both how to win friends and influence people.His hero Passerpartout Jules creation from Around the World in 80 days.It was during John Haynes Life Coaching Course that i was invited to sieve my heroes.The idea is to find your 'core'(heart) values...'mining then for hearts of gold'.By looking at your heroes qualities you find your own empathies.Miranda Hart doesn't swear .Well not as a feature.And like Michael Palin I feel she reminds me of the children and ethos of Enid Blyton's creative children in books like The Naughtiest Girl in School.Thinkers,carers,creatives..watching John Gorman and singing Lily the Pink with him
..a bit like looking out from a heroes eyes.Karaoke is a way of sieving in the stream of the music.Herge too revisited his friend and collaborator a Chninese gentleman.And I just remembered bernard leach also had an oriental colleague too.Miranda has been playing a part in Call the Midwife and I think the writer of these books and director of these films should be raised high too.Heroes and t.v. gold.For each story line has had a bout three woven tales -always related and genius of compassion in their enactment.Her work on I'm Not Going Out with the equally courteous Lee Mack exemplifies this ability to be clever ,intelligent yet humble and without swearing.I am impressed.
I want to make my goals consistent with my core vales .Want to wrtie like Enid Blyton and realize charactors
with qualities and take my compassionate eyes around the world as Palin and Dr Franck did.And heh I like the way Michale speaks of Helen his wife,Frederick and Claske were companions on the journey and hopefully leanr to see the neck of the guitar and amplifiers with my son's quality observations..I want to live I want to give I've been a minoer for a heart of Gold .Its these expressions I never give that keep me searching for a heart of Gold and I am reminded by Neil Young ..'getting old.. amen