Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It still bothers me....

That picture of the boys playing .... well, as I wrote to one nice man, that picture of the boys making death a plaything.....it still bothers me. I can't seem to get it out of my head. No, my friend, they are not to blame, they are but children. Nonetheless, that picture is in my mind. And, so, I seek to find someone beautiful, joyful, real. I seek hope, renewal, peace. And perhaps I will find it....over the rainbow. I hope you enjoy this video. I have loved this song since a child, and find this particular rendition so moving. Maybe this can wash my mind a bit. Sing it, big brother Iz! Peace, my friends. -randy.

6 comments:

Gilbert said...

Terrific video. Thank you very much. I was one of the Funeral Directors who worked on his funeral in Hawaii.

http://www.angelwatchers.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hey Gilbert;

from what I've read of him he seemed like a very real, very cool man. thank you for your comment. -randy

J said...

Hey Randy! Thanks for posting this video. I have loved this song for years. It was a shame that he died so young, but at least his beautiful music will be with us forever.

Love your blog! Hugs, JR

randy said...

Thanks JR -
Isn't that such a cool song....I don't think I ever really listened to the words in Judy Garland's version. There are some more of Iz's songs available....I'm going to see if they can show here. Thanks for the encouragement.
-randy.

scottiestoybox said...

Hello Randy. I had not known of this person and never listened to him sing, so I thank you for posting this video. Watching the video I was thinking how cool it would have been to be able to walk among those who were in the video.

If you are interested in posting more of this man , I would love to see and hear them.

Randy with your blog you are spreading enjoyment, happiness, caring and education. You also are sharing your feelings with us,and I thank you for all of that. I hope it makes you feel as good as it makes me to view your site.

Best wishes and many hugs,
Scottie

randy said...

Hi Scottie;
I just saw your comment....I need to learn how to adjust the settings. Thank you so much for your wonderful words. I really do enjoy this blogging thing. I like to share things I find. I am a fairly closed off person, though, and I am finding that the more I share the better I feel. Thank you for all of your encouragement. I will try to live up to your words. -randy.