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  1. “we are but tiny flickers of light in an infinite sky. That’s not a depressing thought, at least to me. It’s merely a reminder that this is our constellation; this is our moment to shine.”

    I feel the same way when looking up into the vast night sky. Some are depressed and/or frightened of being just one dot, but I find it comforting. I am what I am, right here and now.

    (I used to work on Hollywood Blvd but I can’t remember the cross street. It was just down from the theater and the walk of fame. It was a pretty rough neighborhood and it smelled like urine. Had my purse stolen from the office I worked in. Chased the thief but she made it across the street and onto a bus. Ah, memories.)

    • I agree with you, Tracy. It’s comforting to know that I’m not alone, nor do I need to outshine anyone else.

      (You used to work in that area? Wow, my Colorado friend, I wouldn’t have guessed!)

    • I agree with you, Tracy. It’s comforting to know that I’m not alone, nor do I need to outshine anyone else.

      (You used to work in that area? Wow, my Colorado friend, I wouldn’t have guessed!)

  2. Interesting thoughts. I never considered where the walk of fame was located, what kind of surroundings there might be. The juxtaposition of the fame against the ghetto seems right somehow to me. Fame shouldn’t live in castles. It should be gritty street level, don’t you think?

  3. “…this is our constellation; this is our moment to shine. Our Light shines brightest when we are here, fully present in the now.”

    I love this. I need to think about that every day. πŸ™‚

  4. Melodye, thank you for sharing the beautiful song and the vision of all of you rising to your feet as one. I liked the connection you made with Precious, too: being heard and being here.

  5. Yes, I noticed that, too. They’re slowly getting rid of the blight, but there are definitely some downtrodden areas in that part of town.

    Have you been to the Pantages, though? It’s gorgeous!!

  6. Appears To Be Okay Now…

    For example, it showed the Stevie Nicks video instead of Fantasia’s. But, I digress.

    Your comments on the Walk of Fame ring so true. Half of those people are forgotten, or perhaps only remembered for the scandals and mistakes they made. I remember those whom I admire by having their films on my shelf, or their music in my mp3 player, or their books in my hands. Better yet, those people I truly admire, I attempt to emulate. I wouldn’t want to be remembered for money, or power, even that flickering fifteen minute flame. Remember me by reading my words, or honoring those people whom I cherish, or allowing me to be example by which you treat strangers – the great and the small.

    We’re all here now, as you say, and I believe we’re are where we are when we are for a reason. We’re needed here and now. And I hope we all leave a mark on humanity far more enduring than a star buried in concrete.

    Thanks for the brilliant reminder.

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