SAVE THE CHILDREN
Co-authoured by Shane Marie Devine & Suzyn Walsh as a futuristic vision set to music. Through the heart and soul of Shane Marie Devine flow words and song from another realm, from far beyond what we see and hear. An accomplished vocalist and songwriter, this vibrant performer draws vision from afar, then transforms and projects this vision so that thousands can see and feel with her. Shane sparkles with warmth and love--love for her audiences and for all of humanity. Her song, " Save the Children," has reached millions in the planetary movement for a safer, cleaner, more peaceful world.
In the 90's I spent some years in the Pocono's PA. It was a great time as I met Eileen Argenbright there. We connected at Three Cranes in New Hope shortly after I had finished working with the late Rinpoche Norbu the eldest brother of the Dalai Lama and Palden G. At this fractal time moment I was working as a short order cook and cooking teacher at George School. In this way I could stay close by to my nephew Ethan and assist in the growth of a branch of Students For A Free Tibet. Eth was in Quaker run George School for his high school years. It was a fun job and the students were terrific. Later I worked to develop the Laurel Mountain Arts Center with Rita and Stan Kaplan. Also we got a Bischonpoo named Noah in Mt. Bethel PA. We needed to have him blessed and arrived at The Nation Centre For Padre Pio in Barto PA. We became very close to the Foundress Vera Calandra and the wonderful Calandra Family.
Does this sound like allot of multi tasking to you? Well you are spot on! Late in my life I was diagnosed with ADHD/Learning Disabilities. Which might explain while at the age of 46 I died on a operating table due to a heart attack in Scranton PA. But of course I didn't go and ended up with a Near-Death-Experience. In the ICU I had a remarkable vision. I saw Mother Mary moving across the United States. She stooped over North Carolina. Mother Mary and the state lit up in gold light. Rays of white light came from her hands covering the entire state. I looked at the Blessed Mother and asked, "Do you want me to move to North Carolina." She smiled and shook her head yes! It took a little time to relocate because of another heart attack and a few strokes. Today I reside near the ocean and I'm truly loving my life as a North Carolinian.
Above Captain Bullfrog Music Store in Brattleboro VT I was resting on an tired old couch. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was having real problems with leaks. A friend and activist at the time had got me involved in a protest there. I and my best friend Shane had been caught in the wind streams of Three Mile Island Incident and suffered physical damage as a result. The protest was getting quite heated and it was my turn to man the anti-nuke office. I needed some shut eye badly. Then out of the blue I heard a woman's voice. She was saying something but being grogy by the time I woke up to say something no one was around. Good I said to myself and tried to get back to sleep. Still again I hear her say, "Who can save the children for we haven't much time." This time I jumped up grabed a piece of paper and started typeing on a very old Royal. I banged out the words I heard then began to hear a tune. A floor above the office was a member of our group. She had been a scientist involved in the Manhatten Project. I asked to borrow a tape recorder and she offered her last cassette tape too!
After I recored the music off I went to see Shane. She listened and put a losely organized bunch of words and a hummed tune into true lyrics and music. And in 1980 SAVE THE CHILDREN song later called a anti-nuclear anthum was born. And to this very day Shane Marie Devine continues to sing it at her performances.
WIKIPEDIA: 12 JUNE 2010
PEACE PARKS! LET'S DO IT AND TAKE THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED!! I believe it's time to design our public parks with peace memorials. America has and continues to have great individuals that work for world peace. As we quickly approach 2012 our understanding of what we place value in is what will be returned to us. Wouldn't it be wonderful if children played in areas that they saw people who stood thier ground for issues that brough people together? I'm scouting around and hopefully will find such an area to create such a space. Perhaps you might want to build one to? Please join me in this effort. Let's give peace a chance.
Facing the Future
Every journey begins withbut a small step
And every day is a chance
For a new, small step
In the right direction.
Just follow your Heartsong.
by Mattie Stepanek
Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.