DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

BRIAN and/or FLYING LIKE A BIRD

AN EXPERIENCE

Fellow Peeps!  As usual I am one of the last to spot a diamond or that ounce of gold...or a super, SUPER blogger-poet-acute observer of things eternal. Certainly his blog posts have received acclaim elsewhere, but I have just obliviously, somehow missed the whole show.

His name is Brian Miller. And the poem "Finding Serenity" posted Tuesday, is one I have even read aloud to selected sponsees--and no, it was not I who selected them.


A simple description of a time and a place and BEING there--yet so profound thought, artistically woven words, and a message for many, many Peeps.  As of now, yesterday's post has comments numbering in the eighties.  

Whether you trust me or not...trust your keyboard to take you  HERE and you will find something which will carry you through the hopefully infrequent muck-and-mire of daily living.

(sigh!) It is probable that everyone who reads this is a follower of Brian.  No matter.  When he let his feet dangle off the rock "here on the edge of creation", my spirit was there with him. 


I could see once again those kites flying off the mountain south of Denver (even though Brian's piece was not set in Colorado).  And when I realized those "kites" had PEEPS in them, guiding them, gliding them, with the air currents--well, ever since that moment I have from time to time dreamt I was one of those fliers, a hang-glider-guy.  What a thrill.  Occasionally I awaken frightened because my glider  "is malfunctioning". But by morning I have always landed somehow...somewhere. 

Such is life!

 Do not attempt this while drinking alcohol
Although maybe it would help?
No, the guy on the right is not me.
You think I'm CRAZY?--grin!

Have not had a drink today...

21 comments:

Susan said...

That looks like a blast!!!! I've always wanted to fly like a bird! I guess that's as close as you can get. :-)

Zanejabbers said...

AAAAAWWWWW!(picture)

I have now changed your blog to its new name.

Andrew said...

I guess we find what we need in it's own time. I mean you finding Brian Miller.

Hang gliders look like fun, but they can be dangerous. Always a flip side.

Sam Liu said...

Great! Thank you for introducing me to a new and wonderful blogger! :D

Susan said...

Hi again! Please see my response to your post on my blog! And have another great day!

:) susan

Brian Miller said...

thank you for your warm words...hope today you find your serenity wether in the mountains or on the street.

crazy pic...comething i would love to do...

JStar said...

Great tribute to a great writer!!!!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

looks like lots of fun to me!

Dulce said...

Oh Brian- OF COURSE
He is the one top, Never have I seen so many comments on posts as I have on his blogs...
But I always miss some ilustrations there...

You got it right here
> sweet peep, dear!

PS. Your scooter is already quite a risk, please dare not to go hang gliding, will you?
;)

Syd said...

I think that looks like fun. I also want to do kite boarding on the water.

chitowngreg said...

Wow. Bet that's just breathtaking. Would love to try it sometime!

Dutch donut girl said...

Fly like a bird?
Nope, no way, no how, nowhere..

;)

Terresa said...

Yes, Brian is a fine poet. His words sing.

I just read your blog sidebar...you have lead a varied and richly experienced life; it is a life well lived.

And thanks for visiting my blog. Stop by for a chocolate chip waffle anytime!!

PS: Did you enter my blog's Spring Poetry Contest yet? It ends in a few more days and there are some great entries already...

Cat said...

I do enjoy Brian's page and wonderful selection you mentioned and linked.

linda said...

hey kid...don't try this.
xoxoxo

Wine and Words said...

Interesting place you got here! I've been snooping around. Hope you don't mind :)

Have no idea who Brian is, so I will travel that-a-way...curious.

Jingle said...

funny!

Nevine said...

You are ever gracious, Steveroni. I read Brian's poem, and it is magnificent. To say you have an eye is an understatement. To say that Brian has talent is an understatement. What can I say? Thank you for sharing another's talent. Much appreciated...

Nevine

Alice Audrey said...

Yeah, Brian's really something. And you have cool dreams.

Sorry about the confusion, but Suzie's House is not my 55, which is always posted a little further down the page. Just didn't want you to think I pulled a bait and switch. My 55 really is only 55 words.

Katherine said...

Yes I've been to visit Brians blog many times now & I'm so glad I found him. He is a masterful wizard of words to be sure...but what makes his writing even more precious to me...is that he writes through his heart & gives us readers look through the window to his soul. He is most definitely one of the good guys. And from what I read here, it seems that you are too !!

Gillian said...

and I found you through Brian...

Brian's writing always inspires me.