In My Life…

Little do people know that I knocked on death’s door, three times in a year. That year was a life changing experience, not just for me but for my family and close friends also.

Hence why, this song is more than apt, for all those in my life because only I know, how it feels to love and cherish others that much more.

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~ SJ (Sara Jae)

You Ain’t Heavy…

Today, I was reminded of this song, which holds precious childhood memories. This song naturally means a lot to me, especially the hidden meaning behind it.

“Whatever the theme, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” describes a stronger person, either emotionally or physically who uncomplainingly provides support for someone, may be a brother or maybe just a friend or even an acquaintance who is finding it more difficult to make the same journey. The singer’s only complaint is that not everyone is prepared to make the same compromises.”

“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

If I’m laden at all
I’m laden with sadness
That everyone’s heart
Isn’t filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It’s a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we’re on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

He’s my brother
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…

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There is a reason for everything, even if it is not obvious to you or myself.Be kind and patient, always.

“Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced” ~ Soren Kirkegaard.

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

Days Of Yore…

In the days of yore, people would have walked so far. Not today – sadly.

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(Pic taken by me for posterity, after attending a protest in London, UK, on my mother’s behalf)

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

Personality vs Attitude

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“Don’t confuse my personality with my attitude…

My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are…”Ā 

Damn true!šŸ™‚

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

Gangsta Granny…

The other day I took my usual walk but this time I chose the local park. I had stopped walking in there due to the high number of dogs roaming free. I do not mind dogs, as long as their owners pick up their defacationsĀ after them.

I was enjoying what was a peaceful and tranquil stroll, admiring mother nature and her designs when suddenly this old lady came zooming and swerving at me in her mobility scooter. I was frozen to the spot out of sheer astonishment. I managed to hear her grumbling away but the overallĀ speed did not allow me to understand what I had done wrong, if anything.Ā This was not a race course after all…

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I decided I was not in the wrong, she was, simply because this was a public park, with narrow public paths – for two pedestrians. Not some gangsta granny with some right of way and over the rest of the world. I then approached a member of staff and explained that there was an old lady on a mobility scooter, who very nearly ran me down.

“She has a dog?” he asked, I nodded. “We know about her” he added.

The realisation set in that I was not the first – how many others were there?

Upon sharing my experience with local friends, they inform me that there is an old lady that lives here, who has an ASBO for the way she drives her mobility scooter.

Seriously?!

Why don’t peopleĀ have to have a license to own a mobility scooter? Not everyone is ‘all there’ and not everyone can safely drive one. In the wrong hands, they can be fatally dangerous and destructive. “Much like some drivers need to have their license taken away.” a friend reflected.

Respect is earned, not given.

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

 

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~ SJ (Sara Jae)