Archive for January 1st, 2014


I’m reading “The Afterlife of Billy Fingers”.  The story of a former heroin addict who dies, and comes back many times to give his sister messages from that other realm.  I approach these things with a skeptical eye.  I don’t know for sure if Billy really did transition and come back to write this book with his sister.  What I do know is truth in wisdom when I come across it, and that’s what I share with you all today …

“There is no right way for things to turn out.  Some endings are happier, some not so happy, but it’s not just the happiness percentage that matters.  It’s the music of it.  Most people’s lives don’t have enough music.  I was lucky; my life was a rock opera.” ~The Afterlife of Billy Fingers

Ah, “it’s the music of it”.  So then the main event isn’t about measuring how much joy we experienced, is it?   How then do you measure a life?  I don’t have that answer, but, hey, let’s go make some music!!

“Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar
And you’ll live as you’ve never lived before

Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender

Softly, deftly, music shall caress you
hear it, feel it, secretly possess you
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind

Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication
Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation

You alone can make my song take flight
Help me make the music of the night.”
~excerpts from The Music of the Night/Phantom of the Opera

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