The Strong One

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‘The Strong One’

” ‘Cause isn’t it hard

to be the one who gathers¬†everybody’s tears

isn’t it hard

to be the strong one “

‘ The Strong One’, Bruce Cockburn

Some ruminations:

As to the photo image – the Stonehenge-like sculpture blends almost with the background of trees.

Truly strong people are sometimes unnoticeable.

They are always there – for others, to gather their tears (as Cockburn’s beautiful lyric states); constant¬†and loyal.

Some mistake displays of dynamism, power and muscle-flexing for strong character.

The true strong ones of our world carry burdens without reward and recognition.

Maybe you are one of those that others rely on.

It is hard, to be the strong one.

Take time to take care of yourself too…

 

No Footprints ( Song by Bruce Cockburn)

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Refer the last post ,‘Footprints’ – the sea will erase our tracks.

This beautiful song is from one of my all-time favourite albums ,’Dancing In the Dragon’s Jaws’ .It was released in 1979 by Canadian artist Bruce Cockburn. Really worth picking up the now forty year old album if you can find it. Stunning lyrically and musically , a deeply spiritual record .The cover art is reproduced here so you will know it when you see it – really¬†striking and original in its own right.

As he sings so eloquently here:

“Leaving no footprints

when we go

only where we’ve been

a faint and fading glow”