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Travelling with Einstein in his Extraordinary Journeys…

It brings me joy to write about the adventures and future visions of Einstein and his friends in their afterlife. I love opening to worlds beyond our expectations. If you feel inspired, I would be delighted with warm appreciation and love – to receive your donation to help support my writings.

Lyn Marsh,PhD

McCain’s Legacy, Emma’s Dream, and a Few Brave Senators

It brings me joy to write about the adventures and future visions of Einstein and his friends in their afterlife. I love opening to worlds beyond our expectations. If you feel inspired, I would be delighted with warm appreciation and love – to receive your donation to help support my writings.

Reality says…….. they’ve passed away
……Is not……perception………reality……
For I feel…a living presence…as though
…….They stand….right next……to me

Those guiding hands…….of long ago
……..So firm….against…..my brow
As strong and gentle…as yesterday
…Is the warmth….which I….know now

That legacy of………the distant past
………Still…………….a mighty roar
Memories…..sustain………my soul
…..And on…whose wings….I soar

Reality says……they’ve passed away
…Silenced…….in death……and then
Perception says…they’re just…as close
….And real….as way…….back when

Is Not….Perception……….Reality

(James B. Earley)

 

Meghan McCain is giving her eulogy for her father…

The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. she’s resourceful, confident, secure. She meets her responsibilities. she speaks quietly because she’s strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great…

 

… as Emma Gonzalez is speaking to a crowd in her dream:

How do you think about the meaning of your life? Do you consider yourself to be a victim to the world around you? Do you believe others have power over you?  

I have been studying in college but I have decided that this will not stop me from standing for what I know to be true. Even though I know – because I am female and I am not white Caucasian, I will be attacked more viciously with our present government in power. I want to retreat because I feel so unsafe. But I know that there is something great happening and I will not miss it.

 

The crowd cheers wildly as several others join her from behind. 

 

Gonzalez continues:

So I’m asking you to join me and that you not give yourself an excuse – that you are too busy or too scared… or not well enough… to stand up and passionately get involved… We will help build a whole new kind of Congress with people – of different races and gender… who express themselves and love – freely …

 

Others who have joined her make short statements into the microphone. 

“We can do this.”


“There is no amount of money that can take us down.”


“We are together… writing a new future for a whole new government… of and for the people!”

 

David Hogg walks from the group surrounding Gonzalez with a huge sign of the 2016 tweet about Ted Cruz:

We plan to display ‘this infamous tweet’ – asking why Texans would support Cruz when he has “accomplished absolutely nothing for them” – on a mobile billboard, to remind Texans of the truth. I hope to have the truck-mounted mobile billboard operating in two weeks. It could carry two tweets; one on each side.

 

People jumped and screamed out… ‘Beto O’Rourke – our new senator!’

 

Barack Obama steps from behind the small celebrating group surrounding Gonzalez. He waits until there is a calm… a pause…

 

Obama:


I am here to have your back. I don’t remember students your age who were more involved with the future of their country. You are unique. You are uniquely powerful. And your strength, when you stand together with resolve… can change the course of our government… not only our government… but the course of people in other governments who will join us as we stand with them… And they will change the course of their governments… until a matrix of magical and mysterious change – is unstoppable… 


How often do we stop and reflect on human lives… that each one is precious? Each person has a heart… feels and loves… wants to live a life that expresses something of their individual spirit… of their distinctive expression of humanity. 


When we leave earth… we don’t take our money with us. We take our hearts with us… What kind of heart will you take with you… after this life? Closed and bitter? Isolating? Judgmental and cruel to others different to you? Or will you leave with a heart filled with love… a heart that responds… to care for others who are in pain… a heart that celebrates the beauty of life and supports others to do the same… 

 

The crowd is overflowing into the surrounding streets. People are dancing and singing on the streets out of sight… as they listen to Barack Obama from their phones.

 

Einstein shapes shifts into a human form of a young man and stands close to Gonzalez in her dream. She turns and looks into his eyes and in a moment she is moving through a vortex of swirling energy. As it opens, Gonzalez finds herself in a garden. An ancient hunched-over woman who is tending the garden looks over her shoulder to wink at her. 

 

Gonzalez walks closer to the old woman who is now picking a rose, which has several thorns on its stem. The old woman punctures her skin with one thorn. Gonzalez jerks back and feels the pain of horror when her friends were massacred at their school in Parkland. She feels the pain of her life as that pain slowly drains out of her… freeing her soul… resurrecting her spirit…

 

Einstein stands unseen witnessing until he senses something calling him. It is another dream… but he doesn’t know who is having the dream. Next, he is amid pain… which seems to permeate everywhere… 

 

A tall older man with twisted features looks down at a middle-aged younger woman below him, sitting on a couch: 

You think you can share your opposing opinion after what we have told the people? We will take you down. So you better go out there and vote the way we want you to in Congress tomorrow. If not, we will ruin your life.

 

Undaunted, she responds:

Neither you nor I were there when one black woman chose not to sit at the back of a bus in the deep south. We weren’t there when that southern racist governor blocked two African American students from walking through a door which led into the University of which they were students … until Kennedy federalized the national guard to have Wallace step down. And how do you think women came to vote? It wasn’t from succumbing to the threats of dominating browbeating men. 

But I’m trying to think what else I can say. I mean what makes you tick? I know that somewhere inside you have to have a soul… you must like smelling flowers…  And if you are playing golf or walking on the beach… the beauty must touch you, even if it is infrequently. So I know there is someone inside you who feels differently than you. All I can say is that I sincerely hope that you can get to know him some day.

 


She gets up from the chair as he stands confused and walks out the door.

 

Einstein feels disoriented until he disappears and finds himself in a fourth dream.

 

He is in the middle of the Senate in 2018 and sees a small but a substantial group of Republicans standing in silence. One man steps out of the group to take the microphone.

 

We have been thinking and having deep feelings… about John McCain’s legacy. And we can’t let it evaporate. He found the courage we have lacked. It shakes us up for sure. By taking this stand, we risk losing everything we have worked so hard to build. But John believed in something profound… a greater human spirit… a grander light… And he believed that this would triumph. So here we stand… and we are betting on him… We are betting on that grand light.

We stand with him. We will not vote for republican politicized agenda. We are each going to vote from our heart and minds.. as we hold the intention that – every vote we make will represent and serve the spirit and soul of America. And from now on, we will focus on hearing what matters to — ‘we the people’ — We will not succumb to manipulation or threats of blackmail from lobbyists or by the White House. And in this moment, we are postponing the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until after the midterms.

 

Einstein yawns in relief and finds himself back in an earlier dream standing beside a multicolored tree in the center of a garden with an old humped back woman feeding Emma Gonzalez a rose. As she finishes eating the rose, he sees the old woman dip a small bowl, made of an old piece of wood, into what looks like spunk water at the base of the tree. She gives it to Gonzalez, who drinks the water, right before she disappears from her dream. 

 

The old humped-over crone turns to Einstein:

Have her back. And call on our ‘Potentials’ to send support… and to protect Hogg, Gonzalez, and others in their group…

 

She winks and then says:

And I know you will also do the same for the Obamas… as well as every person who has to courage to stand for what is good and true… to stand for that which nurtures my Garden… When they do, I will give them my spunk water… and their perceptions will be new… so they can ‘sense’ what is not visible… what may even be unimaginable… yet.

And for those who are not ready, send them a lotus…

 

Einstein cries as he leans into the tree. He can’t catch his breath. He never understood… before now…

 

The old woman gives him his spunk water filled with rose petals. He drinks and chews until he surrenders into a deep sleep.

 

An Old One Crone sits on Her bench as the waves of the Grand Sea caress her feet… She sings at this edge of the Sea of Possibility… Rainbows flow out of Her into the Sea… as new possibilities are born. 

 

And a father and mother in Yemen find their daughter alive and well – 

“We are taught to understand, correctly, that courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity for action despite our fears.” 

 John McCain

 

“No just cause is futile, even if it’s lost, if it helps make the future better than the past.” 

 John McCain

 

“Dying was nothing and he had no picture of it nor fear of it in his mind. But living was a field of grain blowing in the wind on the side of a hill. Living was a hawk in the sky. <>and a valley and a stream with trees along it and the far side of the valley and the hills beyond.” 

 Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

 

“There will always be people who say it does not exist because they cannot have it. But I tell you it is true and that you have it and that you are lucky even if you die tomorrow.” 

 Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

 

“Are you a communist?”

“No I am an anti-fascist”

“For a long time?”

“Since I have understood fascism.” 

 Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

 

“Do you know how an ugly woman feels? Do you know what it is to be ugly all your life and inside to feel that you are beautiful? It is very rare.”

 Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

 

“Oh, now, now, now, the only now, and above all now, and there is no other now but thou now and now is thy prophet.” 

 Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

 

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References:

LAZARIS.COM

http://time.com/5384743/meghan-mccain-eulogy-john-mccain-funeral/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/02/opinion/columnists/republicans-mccain-hypocrisy.html

https://web.cs.dal.ca/\~johnston/poetry/pitmonster.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/david-hogg-billboard-display-of-anti-cruz-trump-tweet\_us\_5b8c6715e4b0511db3d9f8d6