Re: "on the street"
Posted by Scot on 09/15/2011 15:18:57
In reply to Re: "on the street" posted by Eddie on 09/15/2011 08:53:08
Thanks very much for this post with lots of heart today Eddie! I've
been riding down 'Stress Street' lately, so your recent posts have
really helped ease the way.
And we seem to be on a lively musical roll here lately, which of course
is right up my alley- or, should I say 'street'! And speaking of that
great rock 'n roll song, "Takin' It To The Street", my wife was lucky
enough to actually win tix from a TV contest to a Dobbie Brothers show
a few years ago. Interestingly, the contest and the show took place on
7/30/09, the second anniversary of John's passing, so with the
circumstances of that time in mind, we couldn't help but wonder
if 'Smiling John' might have been pulling some strings to give us the
gift of music that day.
Needless to say, it was a stunning and unforgettable show, and of
course the Doobies did a smokin' version of that classic song that's
been circulating through your head lately. I related this particular
story in a post at Classroom Talk back then, but since you mentioned
your story of synchronicity with that song, I thought that it was worth
Your phrase, "out here in the walking around world" is quite apropos
for tying together our recent discussions with the themes of "the
street" to the essential meaning of awareness practice. You've used
that phrase for as long as I've been a participant here at Classroom
Talk, and it always impressed me as a very apt description of the
experience of attempting to maintain wakefulness while going about the
prosaic business of everyday life- or, in the vernacular that we've
recently put into usage here at Classroom Talk: "the street".