The Hourglass – A Reflection

The Hourglass is a poem authored by Ilia Kramarik in his epic book of art and prose titled the Future Never Gives Up…You can find this poem on page 112 of The Future Never Gives Up…The Hourglass consists of four stanzas with three lines each…The featured image I choose for this reflection was taken for one of my tribute songs that I sang as a tribute to one of my favorite artists who died too soon…More on that later in this reflection…In The Hourglass Ilia writes…”the hourglass of time breaks quickly and easily i thank everything and eternity starts just like that.” — The opening word letter is lowercase on purpose in this quote as I quote exactly as Ilia writes…I will end the quote there to encourage my readers to purchase your own copy of Ilia’s amazing book of art and prose titled The Future Never Gives Up…According to Ilia’s amazing parents Ilia was known for thanking everything as a little boy…Ilia’s parents found this to be quite different but not bad or odd just different is all…The only reason I can share this is because I read about Ilia in The Future Never Gives Up…We are all different and unique and Ilia is a very unique young man…Ilia would be much older now I am not sure how old Ilia would be now but he is growing up…Ilia’s book was published at a time when Ilia was younger and Ilia wrote what he wrote as a young boy which is incredible…Time can be very sensitive when deadlines need to be reached and time can also heal broken hearts…As time passes change happens and as human beings we are in constant motion constantly moving and changing even during sleep we move as we breathe…Many people experience lucid dreams when they sleep and many do not experience dreams at all…An hourglass can be very delicate and human beings are very delicate creatures though many like to think they are tougher than nails we are very delicate…When we damage our environment in various ways we make our planet and universe delicate too and the animal kingdom depends on human beings to be kind in order to survive…Human beings are responsible for causing many species to go extinct due to vast pollution and other maltreatment of our universe…Plastics are destroying our oceans the list of ways human beings are ruining our universe is too long to list here in this reflection…My family now has two pets a dog and a cat…I prayed to God for a cat and a cat came into our lives in a very special way…This cat is very smart too…It took three days to get our dog used to seeing the cat…We had to desensitize the dog to the presence of the cat…After three days the dog and cat can be in the same area and kitty can come and go and we do not have to give our dog time out in her cage for chasing the cat…Animals are very smart and with kindness and patience animals can learn to get along though the cat and dog are two different species and kitty is very different from the dog…They get along very well now…I was going to name my cat Divine but my son came up with a better name so our Kitty was named by my son…Our dog already had her name when we received her as a free gift from her caring owners who could not keep her anymore so to honor her owners we kept the name they gave her which suits our dog very well…Being thankful is a great gift because when we remember to give thanks to the Universe and our world for our blessings that come from the source which is the God of life we often do experience joy because giving thanks is a form of release…We release positive energy into the world and we often feel better by the simple act of giving thanks…There is something to giving thanks we are all connected…I thanked a friend of mine for taking my call earlier today and I remembered to remind my friend how grateful I am for our friendship…This was well received as many today often do not feel appreciated…Most of us can say when we look back on the tapestry of our lives that we could have done better…I know I can say this…What matters most is this…Did we learn from our mistakes so as to not repeat the same mistakes if so then that is a victory that no one can ever take from you…There are many unhappy people these days who are very negative and unkind and many fill the roadways and are full of road rage which is terrifying to other drivers and pedestrians…Rage comes in many forms and if we do not learn how to manage our anger our outrage over our circumstances which can often be very unfair and unjust we can self destruct and cause harm…Road rage is self destructive for when one rages they act in an aggressive manner without much thought and in the end while road rage often damages others road rage ruins the one full of rage as well…It is better to vent and let off steam than to rage…This is why I am very supportive of music as an outlet because if you do not have a healthy outlet for your outrage then you will hurt yourself and others…Words have power and sadly many do not realize how powerful words can be…Words have power to heal and words have power to harm…All of us must choose what we say carefully because when we are careless in our speech and actions this can come back to bite us in the butt…We must also learn to check our motives at the door…What motivates us to act a certain way?—Checking our motives can help us avoid many a disaster…If my blog helps others then I will have done some good in this life…If I can change for the better anyone can…I can be more stubborn than hell itself being Irish I am very stubborn…Yet miraculously I am learning how to communicate more effectively so that my voice is heard without the person on the other end feeling yelled at…This is huge progress for me because I tend to get angry as a reactionary response to stress or awkward situations…I have learned how to stay calm and set healthy boundaries without someone needing to accuse me of becoming elevated or upset…I notice too that when others accuse you of becoming elevated or upset it is often because that person upset you then to point this out can cause you to get more upset…I have learned how to let go of people who do this by setting a boundary in a calm manner and walking away…Many who do this are controllers they are very controlling people who manipulate and coerce others into doing what they want them to do…I recently had a woman repeatedly invite me to her church…I said no every time…I was polite about this but this woman refused to stop…She overstepped her bounds and by the grace of God not the God of her cult like creepy church I was able to set boundaries with her and I was reassured she will be spoken to and corrected so as to never invite ones like me to her church ever again…Church is unique to each person and many seek a church to belong to for guidance and support and to feed the need to belong to something to be a part of something in the form of religion…Many who go to church are two faced and will often yell at others and beep at them aggressively while driving out of the church parking lot after church services are over…It is for this reason that I do not feel the need to belong to a church full of village idiots who think they are better than everyone else and who believe they can coerce and manipulate others into joining them…The woman I had to deal with is a narcissist who accused me of stereotyping when I described the major flaws and problems with religion and their cult like churches…I had to correct her for that and also correct her for trying to instill toxic shame in me for saying no to her obnoxious invitations…This woman is so proud she stated to me that I would not join her church now but would join later…I said there is no way in hell or on earth that I will ever join a stupid church…I have better things to do with my valuable time…This woman was all about manipulation and control and I was able to call her on her crap and see to it that she is corrected for overstepping her bounds with me…This woman said to me “I am sorry you feel that way”…I told her that I would mirror her and retorted that I am sorry she feels the way she feels which is entitled to prey in a predatory manner upon others emotions using coercion in a power play of manipulation and control by trying to manipulate my emotions to guilt me into joining her cult like church…It took me eight minutes to get that witch off the phone…I got her off the phone and followed the proper procedures to see to it that this woman never calls me ever…I received an apology for her behavior which was despicable and reassurance that I will never have to deal with her again…Sometimes we do have to deal with nasty control freaks which is what this woman is…However, many of us can walk away from nasty people who are not emotionally safe people…I share this with my readers because after studying the problem of narcissism in Ireland for two years which was independent study not formal study…I learned a lot especially how to set clear boundaries with the proud and conceited church goer and others like them in a healthy way that does not upset my peace…I am not opposed to church as an outlet for others I simply choose not to participate in a church of any kind and that is my right a right I enforce with vigor…I am sick and tired of two faced church goers who are often a nightmare on earth to deal with…We all need our space and I need lots of space and I command this space with vigor…I do not demand or beg or ask I take my space by command and God help the person who tries to invade my space they will go down so fast they will not know what hit them…As a thank you for your follows likes and shares enjoy more you tube stuff…

…………Namaste………..

Enjoy my song titled Scatter a mystical song addressing the proud and conceited…

Scatter

This is another version of my song titled Scatter

Scatter

Enjoy my song titled Mirror inspired by a nasty woman I recently encountered…In Mirror I sing about my ability to show others themselves what they are truly like…

Mirror

This is another version of my song Mirror…

Mirror

Enjoy my song titled Lowly addressing the problem of legal Child sacrifice…

Lowly

Another version of my song titled Lowly addressing the problem of legal Child sacrifice…

Lowly

Enjoy my playlist of Dolores O’Riordan Songs of the Cranberries – My tribute to one of the greatest singers and song writers that ever lived…Dolores passed away too soon during our time in Ireland…Please join me in a sacred moment of silence over the passing of the legend that Dolores O’Riordan will always be…

…………A moment of silence please…………Thank You…………

First enjoy my favorite Cranberries Song titled Zombie here…

…Zombie – Thank You Dolores O’Riordan For Inspiring My Tribute to You and other songs too…

Enjoy my Cranberries Tribute Playlist Here…

…Cranberries Tribute Playlist…

Enjoy my latest original song titled Magic(Kk) inspired by Katy Perry’s song titled Dark Horse…

Magic(Kk)

Enjoy Katy Perry’s epic brilliant performance in Dark Horse here:

Dark Horse – Thank you Katy Perry for inspiring my song titled Magic(Kk)