……on and on

I’ve been on spiritual retreat. I needed this. Many aspects of today’s world are distressing. I’ve been told creative types have a hard time with these things anyway.

The battle continues however. I mean the battle for things like “the good, the ethical, the compassionate,  the fair. We must battle for us to stay happy and well in our day to day lives while some of the things we see happening around us test our beliefs.  This has come as a surprise to many of us, but these are the times we are living in. I think it was Frederick Douglass who said that without a struggle there can be no progress… so the struggle continues.

My heart goes out to so many. Puerto Rico, the several hurricanes in Houston, Florida and the Caribbean where my little sister Island of Barbuda was all but destroyed… Saint Martin… the fires in Napa… this list goes on…

While we struggle in our daily lives redefining friendships and keeping those we love even closer; I wanted to bring a bit of sunshine to you all. I am releasing a new single in a few weeks. It is a cover of the Steven Bishop song “On and On” I am posting it exclusively for you here as a pre-release until I release it on iTunes, cdbaby etc….

The only objection I’ve ever had with this song is the line “steal your money then they break your heart” when referring to pretty Jamaican women. That line never worked for me so I changed it.  You lovely ladies will always be the “cats meow” to me. #igotyourback

I think the song’s slight melancholy feel with the sweet, soft Caribbean groove that ends with the message to “keep on trying” is what I’ve been feeling as of late. How ’bout you? To use a boxing analogy: losing a few rounds in no way means you have lost the fight.

There is hope. There are people doing incredible things and continuing to try despite the state of the world. It is my belief that we ALL need to do SOMETHING… whether its donations for the less fortunate…. prayer… or just a random act of kindness so as to give others hope too.

I believe diversity is beautiful. Tolerance is mandatory. There is only one race and one planet and that planet is our home. Let’s put it in order.

 

 

 


 


Wishing you all a joyous FALL season  (my favorite)….

Enjoy the festivities with friends and family.

  

 

I am truly thankful for my life… my love… my music and for all of YOU!

Until next time…. continue to be well. Please like this post, comment, or share if you wish.

 

As always I am Musically yours, Gregory

 

……master creators

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

All creative people can relate to the way good mothers direct and cultivate the lives of those in their charge.

When mothers have children, they have an idea of the type of little human being they would like to develop and nurture….. the kind of person they would like to see in a future world. The kind of man or women they would like to know and associate with. And it all begins with the multitude of decisions they make every single day. In big ways and small, mothers make decisions that will affect their children both immediately and in the future. Mothers are the “Master Creators”.

There are also those who are motherly by nature and shower this love on pets, friends, relatives or perhaps even a meaningful project etc… are all “Master Creators” and motherliness is a wonderful trait.

So I wish all of you Master Creators,  a very happy Mothers day.

 

Here’s a link for some interesting thoughts on Mother’s Day


Quotes
“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. STEVIE WONDER

 

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. they have clung to me all my life”. ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

 

 

 


MOTHER EARTH

Remember too that WE ALL HAVE THE VERY SAME MOTHER; she’s called Mother Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s an interesting site to help us understand how to better take care of her:


This is “How Deep Is Your Love”

Your mother is always with you… She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She’s the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not well.

Here’s my Mom, Frances Pinero……. Love you… RIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be well all…. and stay strong.

As always, I am musically yours, Gregory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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……allow the waves

“Let what comes, come. 
Let what goes, go. 
Don’t try to push away what comes. 
It’s already here and it will pass. 
Don’t try to cling to what goes. 
The leaving is natural. Bless the leaving too. 
Let what stays, stay. 
Let what dies, die. 
Let what lives, live. 
Be the wide open space 
for all of it. 
Every thought, every feeling. 
Be the awareness. 
Be the ocean. 
Allow the waves.” 

by Jeff Foster

Musically yours, Gregory