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.


Gilbert said...

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


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.

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,

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.