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Much of my recent creative out put including a Painting of the Lone Cypress and New spiritual songs have been dedicate to Sarah Murnaghan and the need to change our donor system to an opt out or also known as Presumed consent to aleviate the shortage of Organ donations. The effort has involved late creative nights past 4 AM in the morning and I get up at 6, 6:30 AM to go to church every day by 8 was easy to bond with her can do attitude. Reach for the the possible. She remided me of one of my recent songs I wrote at the Lone Cypress, "Can Do."

Live to love God and you will love to live.

God is Love, Life is good, Long Live Love and life

She is like a young Susie Schultz, A song writer like Susie, Carly and I. I was born in Philly and was in a boy's home, St. Joes in North Philly. I went to Roman Catholic High School there and lived on 17th and Race right behind the big Cathedral where I would go to church, I left Philly when I was 15, left school and went to sea a year earlier than I was allowed to leave school. I would send my checks home to support my widowd mother and sisters.So it was easy for me to bond with Sarah. She is my little Sister in Christ from the City of Brotherly love. I had the feeling she would receive her new Lungs from the start of my involvement praying for her... Her Mother and father's Valiant heroic effort were inspirational in the concept of achieving change. Having been involved with Cystic Fibrosis Patients who were like members of my own family many years. I am also aware of post opersative problems including rejection and the care that must be continued and that includes prayer. It is natural when you reach out to help someone, you care about them. The greater the need the stronger compassion and and loving care is generated on a spiritual plane.

I have supported CF for a Number of years and Gave away over 500 Beyond Moongate Limited Prints of a painting that was a Thank You God Painting when my soul sister Carly Metcalfe received her 2 new Lungs over 15 years ago which is well beyond the ten year expectancy.

Cassandra another wondereful lady, who is part of loving family that I am praying for. She had her transplant operation 10 years ago and now need new lungs. She has a different medical condition, not CF. I find my bond with Cassandra is different. She Japanese and Irish. I feel a bond through the Asian side of my family and my kids are also Irish among number of other ethnic groups. I am a pure Blooded American Mongrel. My Son Jon was born with an Asian Spot That I am fairly certain is from my father's side of the family. All that I know of her come from her Father in Law who is very much into the Heart of Divine Mercy devotion that I am into also.

Let us continue to work together to Increase Organ Transplant Awareness across the world!

When Kevin Rudd was Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his whole family signed up as organ donors and established an Organ Donor Awareness Week.The Australia's Government allocated over 151 million dollar with Kevin Rudd's Leadership to facilitate organ transplants. Cheers For Australia! Perhaps the Compassionate Michelle Obama could Help With President Obama endorsement as Her Husband is very busy with the complexities of difficult times.

Let us work together to Change America's Law on Organ Donors to Presumed Consent.

There are Countries in Europe and else where that have as the law of the land what is sometime called Opt Out or Presumed Consent Organ Donation Program in place that has increased organ donation. In simple terms organ donation is automatic and you will give some one the Wonderful Gift of Life Love and Hope in a Living Memorial. relatives can not stop it if it is your desire to donate your organs unless you specically state yourself you do not want to. have your organs donated.

Grief makes it difficult to make the heroic decisions to help some one live. Thank God for those who do!

In the case of under the age consent the parents can decide not to donate your organs. It is understandable that they can be consumed with intense grief when their beloved child leave this world behind. Even when they donate their child's organs it takes time to find the unique comforting inner feeling when they realize that their child lives on as a vital part of a living miracle in the circle of life.

Share in the joy, Your Gift of Life and love will bring !

Transplant Operations are Medical Miracles, I trust are God's will.

You will know the comforting inner feeling that their youngster lives on by giving the wonderful gift of life to another. THe following song Vessel of the Living touches upon the positive emotions that their child will bring another child in need of a transplant to live. In the Christian tradition of Christ giving His Life for us., They say the greatest gift of love you can give is when you give your life to save another. Transplant involves prayers for the one in need and thank you prayers for the one who shared and made it possible! The Giver's soul will be intact in Heaven but may also be an extra guardian Angel for the receiver.

Not only does the Benefactor of the Gift of Love and life live on but so does the Giver. May Parent ponder the essence of what I described. May we all pray that they choose to have their love ones help some child live. May they be part of the Miracle. May we pray that the parents heart & souls be comforted and consoled by feeling Their child lives on. a wondrous gift of Love amd Life.

Your decision to share

Can be the answer to someone with dire needs, prayer.

In a beautiful way you or your loved one do live on in the vessel of the living, sailing on through life and love. You can be a ship that will sail on the calming sea of inner serenity with the fair wind grattude of the receiver of your gift of life .

Please Leave Some one some one the gift of the a wonderful Legacy of Love, Life and Hope!

I appeal to you to join me in helping increase organ transplant donations. If because of your own health problem you can not donate your own organs, use your creativity to encourage others to do what you would love to do.F YOU CAN NOT GIVE YO Use your intelligence to Share this concept with a sincere Message from your own Heart on your social communication networks or personal blog. Spread the word, Opt Out organ donation Presumed consent. Save lives! Move countries to follow the example of countries who have this compassionate approach in place that has increased organ donations and saved lives. Check out Iran's 2010 Unique Donor Program that ended the shortage of Kidneys for Transplants

Use your social networks like face book, my space, Google+ etc. to Encourage others to join`us in this effort. that could save lives. I ask of you again, Pease encourage others to make and share this effort. Do It! (4 magic letters, two action words.) It could save the Life of your loved One or perhaps even your own someday.

IN JULY 2009, The Japanese government passed a law to facilitate Organ Transplant among the young, which was illegal in the past. Cheers for JAPAN!

" Susie's Prayer "was the first of a trilogy Organ Transplant Awareness songs.

"Vessel of the Living." the second was an International effort with input from Grateful Patients who received Organ Transplant, the Gift of Love and Life

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"Vessel of the Living"

Organ transplants are a miracle to those who do receive them

The Dead die not at the end of life when Hearts go on beating

Lungs go on breathing, Kidneys working up to grade

You're the lucky one who have been saved.

Too many young people, Wait In Pain, Far too many Children, wait in vain

Waiting to be free of pain, Waiting to sail again, A Vessel of the Living

Others wait in limbo, Clinging to a fine life line, Fragile Spider Web Thin.

Waiting for their ship to sail, to run before the wind, flying wing on wing.

You can ease their pain, Don't let them wait in vain

A delicate balance of sea and wind, a delicate balance of death and life,

A delicate waiting in Time and Space, escaping life's ebbing tide

Sailing once again on a fresh fair wind, A vessel of the living

Thanks to some one who never knew the the one who has been waiting

A heart of a stranger gives new life with out a beat hesitatingr

Hearts go on beating, Lungs go on breathing, Kidneys keep running

ahead of the reapers gates of hell

Hearts that have stopped beating, Beat in strong new rhythms

Collasped lungs fill with air, like a soaring spinaker.

Flying high , kites in the sky, climbing to new beginnings

Leaving Fear of death behind, Wondering just how high they'll climb

Sail on my friend, sail beyond the end

Help those in need to sail again

So they can be, running free, wing on wing, flying before the wind

Input from Susie Schulz, Who Like 10 year old Sarah Murnaghan and Cassandra was in Dire need of Double Lung Trasplant, and Carly's Metcalf, Who had a Sucessful Double Lung Transplant for her Valuable Suggestions, and Vital Input from Christopher Cooks from Englands Midlands one of an International informal support network of friend who may need Transplants. Chris is a cool handsome young dude with some serious Heart Problems with his physical heart while his spiritual caring heart is in better shape than most. With me being a conduit using my creativity to meld their thoughts and feelings together in song lyrics amd melodic form, from the United States , Makes these efforts an International Caring Endeavor. You have permission and blessings to use these songs To promote Organ Transplant Awareness. "Vessels of the living" has an Universal Message addressing an International Need and it needs the help of creative people to get it out to encourage organ donors, Whose families and donors are Real Heroes To those in desperate need.

It is my hope that Sarah Murnaham will help me write the third song and sing it too!

Lend her voice to the effort by recording it. I really would like Those in need of transplants or those who had them sing these songs as It would come from their hearts and some are wonderful singers like the 2 sisters with CF Christina & Ali with CF on America Got Talent.

I still smile when I remember receiving the wonderful news from that day in May as My involvement stated on an other Mary Month Oct and I was interceding With Mother Mary for her recovery. Susie had Her double lung transplant operation and is doing quite well, recovering in ICU. '

I remember continuing praying for her, as the operation was just the first step. Carly wrote with gratitude How the Real Heroes are the parents who made arrangement so their child lungs would breathe on in a Vessel of the Living, Susie Schultz. It is a gift of life to Susie. It now seem as the real hero was an individual who donted their organs them self.

Why Sarah and Susie are Peas in a pod. They both write songs and emanate a positive Can do Nature. Susie had a small space for the Lungs to fit in due to her CF. She had to cut have Lungs made smaller and did have heart complications.

Learning more about the complexities of Susie's operation which were unique and more complicated deserves a thank you prayer for the surgeons who performed the operation not just from susies and her friends who prayed for her but from the world of those who wait. The Lungs were large and had to be cut or custom fit to size to fit Susie's small frame. She required surgury on her heart also, which complicated the operation and made it that much more wondeful when it did succeed.

I was working on a 4 by 5 foot prayer painting that Susie would receive her double lung transplant. I would not finish it until she received her new lungs.

When she did I did a thank you God music ministry painting as Susie in addition to being a poet and artist also wrote songs. I was having health problems of my own when I was working on it at the start. Pain , difficulty walking 3 trips to VA Hospital. You may note in the following video my lower lip was swollen to a point of making talking difficult. I joked about it like a joke about a lot of thing. I said my plastic surgeon gave me too much botox when i said I would like to have nice full lips.

Shortly after hearing the good News news of Susie's Transplant I had a little miracle happen to me, which seems to happen time and again.

I was in the shower at the time. The area around my ankle on my right leg leg was thick and crusted broken skin with large deep open cracks with an appearance of raw flesh showing in the broken area and cracks. It was from Venus Reflux Dermatitus, a circulatory problem and an infection in that area. I could hardly walk because of the pain as the thick broken skin spread to Achilles tendon area. I directed the flow from the removable shower head to my lower leg and prayed for mobilty, Saying May this water be like Lourdes Water. The thick skin started to peel away like a banana peel. I kneaded the remaining heavy skin away with the fleshy part of my thumb. The whole affected area was soft, and tender looking like pink new baby skin. I regained my mobility and could walk with a limited amount of pain.

In retrospect, It has been common for me to offer up my pain as a prayer for those with more pain. Perhaps God wanted me to deserve my prayer being answered by having me experience deeper pain there by making the prayer more more powerful. It seem to happen that way That I will experience deeper physical pain when I am praying for other's well being with serious problems.

More people should use their creativity and gift in this positive way to reach out and help those they love and others in need,

The day before Susie received News that she was to go into the hospital for Lung Transplant I put this Video, Prayer Rainbow on my face book For My Koala Bear Girls, Carly and Susie are on my mind along with other face book friends who could use a Rainbow.

I have been working on Susie 4by5 ft. Prayer Painting with more intensity and went down to photograph the Lone Cypress for more accurate reference. A storm was blowing in out of the South It started to rain so we drove North along the shore of Pebble Beach, just ahead of the rain and were gifted with this subtle but Beautiful Rainbow. I felt it was an good omen of hope and should be shared.

Many Years go while painting at St.Remy in Provence, I attended Mass at the church at Asylum of St. Paul d' Masoule where Van Gogh was interred.and there was a poor man seeking alms at the door that I passed by with out giving him anything. I have been making amends for years for passing by God that day and the opportunity he presented me. God is especially present in those in need, who we sometimes look down on or are just too busy with our own pursuits to try to help them. God is constantly presenting you with opportunities to reach out and help His other children. After loving God first and foremost, To love your neighbor as yourself, Don't pass that opportunity by like I have done with regret in my past.

Organ Transplant Awareness, what is written that follows is not just about Susie. She is one human Being representing Hundreds of Thousands of people now waiting and clinging to a life line, spider web thin. Many more people in the future will find them selves in the same dire need of transplants to live. We all can help them!

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"Susie's Prayer "

Susie's Prayer Song

When I went down one afternoon to record the song "Susie's Prayer" There was a surprising shadow Of a Cross On the prayer painting of the Lone Cypress. The first line of the song was "A Shadow of a Cross fall on a heart in pain

Timing of the Explainable Shadow Of the Cross was moving in it's Timing! An affirmation, Everthing in Life and Nature happens for a reason.

When I went down to my Studio to work on my Song , Susie's Prayer, Their was beautiful notes of of reflective Sunlight illuminating the The 4 by 5 foot prayer, Painting of the Lone Cypress I was doing for Susie. I did not see the cross at first. When I did become aware of it, it was like Wow! The shadow of the cross is the first line in the new version of the song, as it was also the first line in Susie's Chronicles Blog. In all the many years I painted I never saw a suggestion of a cross before Though I believe God is everywhere, in the heart of all people who love him , in our homes and our lives and my studio where many of the spiritual writings, songs and my unique prayer painting were created. This was a first time experience that never happened before. It happened on Susie's Birthday. Sunlight struck the five inch brass cap and briefly created a beautiful warm cast of lights with a shadow of a Cross in the center on the Painting. Everything was in perfect alignment, The season, the Height of the Autumn sun, The exact time I chose to go down and work on Susie's song. I like to think that God was playing a bank shot through the Large picture window with 11 ft Cross I built on it. We are all attuned to the Universe. A Sign of a Cross can encourages us when we take on daunting challenges of caring love for your neighbor. Whether we make it in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit or it occurs by chance , It has the same positive awareness effect. It strengthens your love of God, Your neighbor and yourself in believing you are doing caring loving things that Christ has commanded you to do. You are living the Golden Rule. My thought on it all was Thank You God for the affirmation of the factors and happenings in my life that leads me to love you more.

Susie's Prayer Song

The shadow of Our Lords's Cross falls on Hearts in pain

May the light of God's Love and all our prayers make susie well again.(what ever their names may be, Girls or Boys)

Tick tock goes the clock, waiting Susie prays, Waiting Susie prays.

If I should die before I wake, I pray to God, my soul to take.

Waiting Susie prays over and over again./

When the angel call that roll call of young people to God’s Side Good Lord above+++ hear our prayers of love,+++ Pass on Susie by

Pass on Susie By Lord,+++ Help her to survive Lord

Pass on Susie By ++++ ++++

You gave her many gifts O Lord ++ that includes her love for You

Hidden Themes+++Mystic Dreams+++from her brushstrokes flows

In her poems+++in between the lines+++is where you will find.

You will find her soul.

Tick tock goesthe clock, waiting Susie prays, Waiting Susie prays.

A close friend's request that I pray for someone in need of a double lung started me on a creative journey that drew me evercloser to God.

A dear close mutual friend, Carly Metcalfe asked me to pray for Susie. Carley was the first person I shared Lourdes water with when I returned from my first memorable trip to Lourdes. in painting and songs Lourdes. I was inspired spiritually upon my return to offer up my creativity in my paintings and praise songs for people I shared Lourdes water with for their well being. Mother Mary's Blue was the first of more to follow. I have sinced returned to Lourdes again and would like to return & make a third and final Pilgrimage to Lourdes and Assisi, another special place that changed me for the better.

Carly was 13 years old when I first met her and she was very ill. For some reason she was drawn to see the Lone Cypress. Her parents wandered into my gallery and told me of her pressing illness. I told them I had just returned from Lourdes France and had some Lourdes water that I would like to share with Carly. They met me at my gallery and Carly and her sister Nikki drove with me along the 17 mile drive on by the Lone Cypress on the way to my studio while while Ross and Jewel, her parents followed in their car.. It was a sunny bright day, Gulls and pelicans were skimming the waves, deer were grazing along the way, a wee bit like paradise to the girls. I shared the Lourdes water with them and became a supporting friend to Carly. Her health improved radically as many of her young friends were passing on. I encouraged her creativity as a form of therapy and she wrote some very sensitive and remarkable poem homages for them and of their journey. I did my beyond Moon Gate painting and poem and as a thank You God painting and told Carly she was to be the Painters keeper and care for it's garden. I gave the work to Carly. You can find the uplifting and hope filled poem on my directory , Beyond Moongate

About ten years later Carly was faced with another crisis when she became Ill to a point of potentially being removed from the the lung transplant waiting list. She absolutely had to have a transplant as soon as posssible to survive. The story of that and the picture of the prayer painting, Carly favorite tree the Lone cypress being viewed from an oceanside moongate garden is in my art and spirituality section. I worked on the painting for 3 weeks and would take it from dawn to dusk over and over again while I played Mother's Mary's Blue. At the end of three weeks Carly went in for a successful double lung transplant .

Carly from Australia, Peggy From Oklahoma and Florida and Jean from New England, were my inspiration for Mother' Mary's Blue Painting and song . I asked them each to pour a little Lourdes water I gave them into different ocean where they lived in diverse locations and have the currrents spread it healing grace where ever the ocean flows. My son Jon was about seven and he poured some into the Pacific at Carmel Beach at about the same time. I love the idea of the ocean being a healing spiritual source of grace. Many people find the ocean soothing and healing.

I have given over 500 Limited Edition Beyond Moongate prints to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Research and support having developed a strong empathy for young people with Cystic Fibrosis. 300 of Beyond Moongates Limited editions went to Australia. 100 want to Washington DC. answering the request of some Admiral's wife who an active CF supporter.

For years one of my favorite ways of praying would be to offer up the energy that I would put into creative efforts as an prayer. Carly has helped me learn to do that do that. She is a bit on the wild side now with her language and themes, Yet she takes the time to ask others to join her in prayers for those in need. If there was such a thing as a wee wicked Saint it would be Carly. Then again artist tend to be reverend sinners or irreverent saints and that includes me. me. Sometime both. That probably goes for everybody. What matters is that we get up and climb again when we fall.

Face Book reaches across the ocean with Prayers, Hope & loving Care

This is a case where Facebook network became a positive source of support, friendship, prayers, love and positive, actions in Susie's behalf. I never met Susie but I feel I know her far more completely than many of my acquaintances and friends and even relatives.

The story of the process of a Prayer Painting for Susie Schulz double Lung Transplant.

Susie with her array of talents is representative of the gifts that exist in so many of those who wait and pray for an organ transplant to live. Her courage has inspired deeper prayers and more positive actions in a growing wave of Love and creativity, not just in myself but in others to use their gifts and talent to reach out and make others aware of the need of organ transplants. So many Hearts lungs and kidneys are drowned in embalming fluid that could still be giving life to someone, Hearts still be beating, Lungs still be breathing in a body that is a vessel of the living. The most precious gift that one can give is the gift of life. Sign up as an organ donor through Department of motor vehicles, include it in your final wishes statement. It will not shorten your life, you will probably live longer. If a friend should lose a child , talk to them gently explaining how they and their lost love one can help another youngster live.

Susie Schulz A Painter a Poet, a Songwriter etc., A Beautiful Aussie Young Lady in Desperate Need of a Double Lung Transpla nt

What follows is a short article I wrote for her Blog,

The most precious gift that one can give is the gift of life.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, For thou art with me.

It is easier to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, then to wait for the inevitable end when your life is in limbo hanging on a thread of hope. A hope that amongst the many the grim reaper may harvest this day, there will be one compassionate unknown kind stranger that could save your life. It would take a Legacy of life, a gift of their life sustaining organs for you to live. There are variables such as blood type, sizes etc. that influence selections of those who will receive the transplants and the odds become more complex. It is not uncommon for Cystic Fibrosis patients to be slightly more diminutive in size and there by require smaller organs, even those of a child.

Your Perfect match could be a child.

Susie, I recall you writing with compassion for those who would lose a love one and you would prefer to die than have someone die that you may live. All ages, and many people die every day. In their grief their families do not think about how it is through the miracle of transplant their love ones live on in an unique way. When parent have a child called to heaven to be at God's side, the pain and loss is unfathomable and intense. They have to be blessed with a special grace to understand that their child will give those in need new life. The receivers of the organs will become caregivers of their child's hearts, lungs and other vital organs. Their child's heart will beat again, their lungs will breathe again instead of being snuffed, suffocated and drowned in embalming fluid. Their corneas could help someone see again. As a result of their Legacy of Life Gift of their vital organs your child becomes part of the Miracle that gives life. They live on in a far more viable way than trapped and disintegrating beneath the ground.

The challenges and temptations resisted while waiting.

With each passing day you feel your life ebbing like the outgoing tide. The pain comes with increasing frequency and intensity. You grow weaker every hour. It is difficult to concentrate. Like a shipwrecked sailor you cling to the remains of hope, like a sailor would cling to the wreckage of a ship with remote hope that currents may wash you ashore to a new life. Medication for pain makes it difficult to write new entries in your Chronicles of the Chronically Dead, a diary of your possible final days.

You are alive but feel you have died a thousand times. Every minute, every hour, death masquerades as a friend promising you relief from your pain, anxiety and depression. The reaper tells you to give up. You have an innate God instilled respect for your life. It is a saving grace and it gives you the strength and courage to look death in the face without fear, and have the resolve and spiritual reserve to endure the pain and treasure each living moment, to press on, pray wait and hope. Your drawn closer to God who is no stranger to you. Knowing your time could be drawing near, you find comfort in a favorite prayer at the beginning of your blog, “And If I should die before I wake I pray to the Lord my soul to take." You have put your trust and life in Jesus' Name and in God's Holy Hands. There will be times when you cry silent tears, no one will see but God. They well up in your eyes; roll down your cheeks and inside your throat leaving you alone with the salty taste of silent tears, while you pray, wait and hope.

It is not your time to go, you have a responsibility to your God given gifts.

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God has gifted you with many unique talents to use in his praise, to share your great love of him, your fellow man and yourself. There are scenes in your mind calling out to be painted. There are poems, stories and songs to write with the wisdom that come to the young who have faced death and with courage and have learned through experiencing many of life's lessons. You will write with appreciation of those who gave you the gift of the legacy of life. You need not write about them but you cannot help but be influenced and aware that they live on in you in a special way. If it is their lungs you will feel them expand when you breathe in deeply, if it is their heart, you will feel them in every pulse beat. Together you share the union and the miracle of transplants and new life.

May our Prayers and love for Susie and others through out the world be transformed into positive caring creative action. I implore you to make the effort to share this idea with others so another who will find themselves in great pain at the unexpected loss of a young love one. May they receive the gift of grace to give another life and have their love one heart beats again, to have their love one lungs be filled with fresh ocean air. May the soul of their love one find joy in knowing that another child of Gods lives today and they do in them. Your efforts will be an important part of the Miracle Legacy of life giving that is organ transplanting. Do pray but do more. Back up your prayers with positive caring actions.

One of a couple of photos of a surprising shadow Of a Cross On the prayer painting of the Lone Cypress.

Timing of the Explainable Shadow Of the Cross was moving in it's Timing! An affirmation, Everthing in Life and Nature happens for a reason.

When I went down to my Studio to work on my Song , Susie's Prayer, Their was beautiful notes of of reflective Sunlight illuminating the The 4 by 5 foot prayer, Painting of the Lone Cypress I was doing for Susie. I did not see the cross at first. When I did become aware of it, it was like Wow! The shadow of the cross is the first line in the new version of the song, as it was also the first line in Susie's Chronicles Blog. In all the many years I painted I never saw a suggestion of a cross before Though I believe God is everywhere, in the heart of all people who love him , in our homes and our lives and my studio where many of the spiritual writings, songs and my unique prayer painting were created. This was a first time experience that never happened before. It happened on Susie's Birthday. Sunlight struck the five inch brass cap and briefly created a beautiful warm cast of lights with a shadow of a Cross in the center on the Painting. Everything was in perfect alignment, The season, the Height of the Autumn sun, The exact time I chose to go down and work on Susie's song. I like to think that God was playing a bank shot through the Large picture window with 11 ft Cross I built on it. We are all attuned to the Universe. A Sign of a Cross can encourages us when we take on daunting challenges of caring love for your neighbor. Whether we make it in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit or it occurs by chance , It has the same positive awareness effect. It strengthens your love of God, Your neighbor and yourself in believing you are doing caring loving things that Christ has commanded you to do. You are living the Golden Rule. My thought on it all was Thank You God for the affirmation of the factors and happenings in my life that leads me to love you more.

In all the many years I painted in my Studio, I never saw a suggestion of a cross before on the surface of a painting in my studio. It did happen out of door and the unexplainable experience was shared with a lovely lady who a number of years later became an ordained minister caring for ladies in need, The Fallen Sparrows. Rev. Cynthia Palmer is in Tucson and found an organization, Eagle Wings of Grace, A Women's Ministry which you can google or bing for info . The picture and story is in my Art and Spirituality section. The painting was called the Return of the Cross.

In a less dramatic explainable way, the Cross has return again and is a welcomed affirmation. I am no pious Holy holy, I am just a sinner man who knows how to get up when He falls. I have managed to stay on the straight and narrow for a number of years now If I were a member of sinners anonymous, The former sinners, now saints in heaven would be proud of me, though they may find my sense of humor irreverent. Some one gave me a picture of a smiling Christ, and said not to worry George, even God has a sense of humor. My attempts at humor and satire are a disaster at times. Thank God I can laugh at my self and the situations I get into or find myself in or as a result of less than well meaning actions of others. Some people mistakenly think if you pray, vote or think differently than they do, that you are their enemy and they must destroy you any way they can, financially or reputation wise.

I believe God is everywhere, in the heart of all people who love him in our homes and our lives and my studio where many of my spiritual reflections found their way into my Songs , poems and writings. My unique prayer painting were created there while singing away like a chirping sparrow. My neighbors may be more likely to think of me as a bellowing bull, or a screeching seagull or at night like a hoot owl. Whooo,, Whoooo, Whooo Me?

This was the first time I experienced a cross of this nature in my studio which has been a harbor to create in and venture forth from to share the fruits of my labors with the world beyond my door. It is a great place for me to be spiritually attuned. I built a a Cross about 11 feet tall into the frame work of the window. I have red green and blue spotlights that I will turn on in the evening along with Panel lights on the side that changes the mood as I play the keybords while meditating on the Cross which I can see while I play flowing melodic themes that I love to do to different rhythmns, while exploring songs and themes in progress.

Lately I have fewer people visiting as I have been far more focused on my spiritual efforts that involve writing, computer work on my home page and painting and art projects of my choosing. I even use facebook to communicate with people in different parts of the world. When I go out to paint I am always meeting people and inviting them to my home as many people have done to me in my travels through out the world extending hospitality to myself and family. I have disciplined exercise program, that does involve an hour or so each day I can maken it at Peter Hays, the par three course down the road. The walking and swinging of the clubs has been good for me, along with my weight lifting, Christian meditation physical exercises and baskeball routine. I am in better shape at I83 lbs than I have been in forty years other than the right leg problems the hospital created for me. I have had a VIP house guest, homeless lady with some psychological problems That were challenging which I address in another area of Home page, living in my home since a couple of days before Thankgiving. She does some of the cooking and she is better than I so I have gained a few pounds. I use to just have cereal in the morning, now it is complimented with Waffle, Pancakes, Bacon or Sausage not all at one time, then a petite icecream sundae or pop corn in the evening while watching a movie. After two and a half month when she threatened me and would not go for psychological help, I reluctnatly had her leave as my son was to return from Hawaii with his wife and newborn I did not want to put them at risk.

My door is always open to just about everyone, to friends and realtives especially my sons whom I dearly love.. I am sure a number of my guest have left with more insight to inner life and the world.including their own when They leave. I am also wiser for the open encounters and sharing of diverse ideas. The only thing set in stone in these encounters are the epitaphs on tombstones of which we have none at home or studio.

I do have the ashes of Mom in my studio in an decorative urn with seagulls on a ledge below the Cross Picture window. The urn that onced held my sister ashes now holds Moms ashes, waiting for a funeral in a Catholic Church along the Gulf Coast and scattering her ashes where my sister,s ashes were scattered at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. When When It times for me to go any remains left over after they use every part of me they can for transplants etc. will be scattered at sea with the exception of a small amount to be put in an almost empty Mount Gay Rum Bottle that I hope will drift to some warm tropic Island beach. There will be my final message inside, " Do not drink"

I have had Protestant ministers, Catholic Priests, a Bishop, a Cardinal as guest in my home. There was also an Indian Doctor friend who taught meditation give meditation classes in my home to local nurses who were his students. It heightened my Understanding of another religion. The study for his commission piece eventually became the Light of God's love painting given to UN Sec Gen. Ban Ki-moon, A gift of Art, positive concepts to share with UN Representatives throuh out the world in the interest of diminishing terrorism and violence and to promote peace and understanding in the Palestinian Crisis

Swami Kriyananda, a disciple of Paramhansa was a special friend I admired. I always called him Walter and he said it was alright George, That is what Paramhansa Yogananda called him. Walter was also a musician and writer a gentle being you could love easily. A Swami from Oklahoma, Behind the robes of the Head of a respected International Religious group of followers, Swami Kriyananda was a Swami from Oklahoma, as American as the Musical, a man who loved God the Father and fostered respect for all Religions.

In Many ways I am like them in sharing their desire for peace among God's many and diverse children. In other ways I am distinctly myself, One with God, One with Jesus as my Teacher. To me Moses may have been heavier that Christ in weight but not in importance. I am dedicated to trying to have Christian Religions place a priority on Christ and His Teachings, First and foremost. WE have been mired down in lesser details and have not paid enough attention to the Beauty , the wisdom , clarity of Christ Two Commands of Love and the Golden Rule and how the application of them could alleviate some of the problems in the world. After a delightful Christmas program Dec.16, I was talking to a real fine Baptist Minister and a friend of his who were explaining to me how in the Bible, Peace comes as a result of war and we have to destroy our enemies or they will destroy us. I kind of have the feeling that was from the Old Testament, which I do respect. Israel and the Mid-East in general always seem to always be having a war. As a Christian I am drawn spiritually to the New Testament, especially to the teachings of Christ. Being 73 I have a hard time remembering anything and it is far more easy to remember Christ's Two Great Commands of Love than the Big Ten That Moses inscribed on the tablets of stone after Moses in anger destroyed or broke the Two Tablets That the hand of God Inscribed. If you Obey Christ's Two Commands you won't break the others in anger or otherwise.

My Studio is where I raise my songs in praise and prayer. I don't think it bothers God when I go off key when I am singing to and for Him as much as it may annoy some choir members when I come in at the wrong time with the wrong note. I am trying! The Spirituals and other positive songs I write I share with People where ever I go and have done so for years at my own expense. On my spiritual CDs I would have printed , PLease share do duplicate. I Have communicated with World leader, I reach out to the world with my positive Ideas. My prayers and efforts for Susie has led to a more wonderful deeper love of God, Life and those in need. I am belately answering a Religious calling, not as part of an organized sanctioned religious structure. Each of us in our own way do that when we reach out and help others.

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"Vessel of the Living"

There were photos of herself and family, open public communication Pictures of her art work,paintings that she created. and stories and poems that she was the author of.

Susie's blog

There was a Large Cross she on the left side and above the title of her little read blog was inscribed, "Insight to the mind of someone dying to live." I hope in the future more will read it to help them understand the gravity and feeling of those traversing the swaying tight rope of life and death.

The title "Chronicles of the Chronically Dead"

The First Line in larger type was part of my own Mother's favorite prayers. That established a bond between Susie and I. I put that prayer in one of my caregiver songs that I wrote for my Mom. I would play and sing for Mom softly . in the evening, preparing her to cross over to the other side.As I was her primary caregiver until she died at 99

Italics are Susie's writings

"And if I die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take"...

"Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me.The Carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality"~Emily Dickinson

It was never my intention to keep a blog of activities or in this case non-activities, my feelings or thoughts, for I am not one to share freely. A survival mechanism instilled in childhood.

Even when faced with the most perilous of predicaments, I give the well rehearsed response, "I am fine, thank you". I realise when people ask "how are you today?" they really mean, "tell me you are good so I can go about my way and not concern myself with your ailing health".

I decided to keep this blog as some kind of a written legacy for my family, and in hope that others will gain insight into the heart and mind of one diagnosed as terminally ill. Yes I hear you, I have heard it before, "You are not terminal, you just need a double lung transplant, you will be fine". And you would be right! Yet to date I do not have my new and improved set of lungs, I wait and hope and pray.

My life is in the hands of a complete stranger, who in their time of ultimate grief can see through the despair and sleflessly choose to give me extended life. Till this wonderful opportunity presents there is still a real chance, I will soon die. I know others who have been in this place, this Limbo, their strength and determination is a never ending source of inspiration, Yet it comes down to my strength, my will to live, and If I decided enough is enough, then so mote it be.

For What is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun. - Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet

The above was from Susie blog, Some of her thoughts became phrases in my songs and inspiration to press on with urgency in her and the behalf of others in simiar circumstances. My focus has been intense and my gift of concentration come with an enervating price. The theme of preventing death is not a popular one especially during Holidays. At home I have been focused on working on creative organ awareness themes to potentialy be use by existing support groups that are doing a wonderful job. I have a VIP homeless lady house guest who has some psychological problems that create challenges of their own. I invited her out of the cold as a random act of kindness but in many ways she has helped me also. Artist strive in organized chaos, now everything is neat and in it's place, thanks to Cynthia. Though I have no idea where anything is anymore and I will have exercise firmness where there are somethings that should not be moved. Cynthia is also a good cook, so we take turns. My son Eric came over for dinner and He told me afterward, Cynthia's Dinner was great but I think you caught something Cynthia' has. You are doing what cynthia does. He said he heard me talking to myself, when I was doing the dishes and cleaning up the Kitchen, where in reality I was singing while I work, which I do all the time.

While I was working on a large 4 by 5 foot prayer painting for Susie, I played and sang the song over and over again that I wrote for Mom with the same prayer that Susie had at the top of her blog. It had the sounds of breaking waves and a Background chorus line running as breaks through out the song, Take me Lord, Take me Lord. I sang that part stronger and prayed that God would take me instead of you. I did the same when I wrote Mother Mary's Blue, For Carly in Australia, Peggy in Oklahoma, and Jean in Maine whom I shared Lourdes water with at the time. When you love God and feel his presence you have no fear of death. In fact you have no fear at all. The creative prayer discipline prayer that I developed with Carly and others in need has become an almost automatic response. My feeling for Susie is attenuated by the education that Carly's poem have given me insight to and by Susie's honest unabashed touching chronicals. In some strange way I am part of their family. It comes down to loving them, understanding where they are at and having an intense desire to try to help them. I know you all have had similar feelings at times. That is why you pray for those you care about.

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"I Pray to God My Soul to Keep" Mother had a bevy of Night prayer, This song is started by one of her favorites. When I lie me down to sleep, I pray to God my soul to keep, If I should die before I wake, I pray to God My soul to take. It touches upon other aspects and metaphors of the passage. Her sense of peace and continence on her face that visually spoke of her sense of readiness for the journey into the light. She was prepared and ready to let go of her earthly bonds, filled with a sense of peace that comes from being loved. A circle of loving relatives and friends gathered with angels that only she could see. She was at peace and knew where she was going,that God would take her soul To his loving arms in Paradise May we all be as fortunate when it is our time to go, to once again have the faith of a child. I remember once again what my 12 year old said when He was 4 years old. He told me. I want to die dad! Concerned I asked why? He said I can't wait to go to heaven.

I do not know where the energy came from but I did an amazing amount of work on the painting, that was very physical. I was not able to stand and paint comfortably for extended periods of time as I still have a residual problem relating to the unnecessay heel wounds and cured staph infection relating to a hip replacement. My Right foot and ankel will swell up. After a couple of hours my right hand would cramp from my tight grip on the brush as I was applying paint in vigorous action strokes across the five foot wide surface and I would have to paint with my left hand while shaking the cramp off. I am prone to cramping, probably due to dehydration It was like a four hour aerobic session. Singing and meditating at the same time Below you will find an image of the start that I did that first night until early morn.

I asked Susie if I could write an Article for her Blog. Legacy of Life, the most precious gift that one can give is Life. I wrote that article in hope it would be shared and may even reach the one who may give Susie or another on the Waiting List, That Most Precious Gift of Life. That was followed by a song from the article I wrote where I tried to transpose Susie's Feeling and her writing both of which were response to what she wrote and what she did not write but was appearent in between the lines. My concern was that I may have crossed over Susie's personal private boundaries in my effort to have her acquire the gift of Life. They were meant to be supportive but be more than that. I want Susie to Live. I believe she will be a positive creative gentle power that will inspire positive prayers, words and actions helping others in the future as she has done with me.

I have a sincere affection for those I regard as Spiritual caring beings though they may not for reasons of their own belong to a specific Religion. We are all his Children in God's Eyes. I do what I do for them when I can inspired by my love of God and my neighbor, and an appreciation of myself when I am obeying Christ's Two Commands of Love and living by the Golden Rule.

What I am doing is not for alcolades or profit. Please share anything I have written words or songs if they will help some one. That is why they were created. Feel free to duplicate them, share them freely, not for your personal profit but they can be used for fund raising.

My songs are keyed off one line and letting it flow. That how I write.The first line came to mind . " When the angels call that roll call of young people to God's side, came even before I jumped out of bed in the early morn and I went down started playing and recorded this. Bear in mind I had already started the prayer painting and singing Take me Lord over and over as the choral Back ground to the Song prayer. So my creative pump was primed and ideas were incubating

I went down to record Susie's Prayer again as I had a better idea of what I wanted. But my Roland VS 1620 recorder was not working.You would think There was a HINI mechanical flu that has been decimating my electronic equipment. I have back ups basic antiques tape recorders of a simpler nature that may even allow you to understand the words better with out reverb etc. after I thought I would ask God's help getting my Roland VS 1620 Running and recording again.I went down to my studio and was like a competent computer whiz kid In a few minutes I had the VS 1620 recording again. Prior to that I spent hours on different day with out success. I have to give God credit as I can not even change the time on our home phone.

Many a night,I would work on Susie's Prayer song or writing about Organ Transplants until 3 or 4 AM and was exhausted in a healthy sort of way. That comes from creative efforts to help some one, driven by a sense of urgency. I wanted to focus on the prayer and hope aspect encouraging transplants. You should google organ transplants and see what you can do to encourage them.

I believe that one of the positive powers of prayer rest in backing up prayer with positive inspired action to bring about what you pray for and you can offer up those efforts as a Prayer. It is easy to say a prayer for some one. Take the next action step and offer up that step as a prayer. Be an angel and take more positive action steps in the service of others. You will build momentum That will lead to other steps and in the process you may play a part in having the dream or miracle that you prayed for happen and come true. You will grow as a person in the process.

I have a sincere appreciation and love of spiritual people who I love who for reasons of their own may not belong to a specific religion. Living by the Golden Rule, these people show through their caring actions and life their love of God and their neighbor far more then the once a week 0n Sunday, hour for God crowd. It was refreshing to hear a sermon by Father Paul spoke of good people like that and other good people through out the world of diverse religions and those with out any religion were going to go to heaven. That it was so written in Lumen Gentuium, Light of the World enycyclical by Pope Paul VI ( 6), Nov 21 , 1964. I down loaded it and would recommend it for new Catholics and old ones to review. Some of our new priest were not even born yet when that was solemnly promulated By Pope Paul the 6th. as part of Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, not just the ramblings of open minded priest who focus on Christ's love more then Old Testaments fear of hell and damnation.

My actions are inspired by my love of God and my neighbor, and an appreciation of myself when I am obeying Christ's Two Commands of Love and living by the Golden Rule. To be honestly frank with you. It feel good to do good. I love that feeling and it makes me want to do more, so I respond to random opportunities and feel vital and alive when reaching out to try to help others.

I can not recall ever working so intensly with such dedicated focus. I could feel the tears that I knew Susie cried alone and tears ran down my cheeks, my eyes cried, and sometimes my voice did too but I kept on singing, writing or painting, a continuous prayer offering. When I would finally stumble off to bed I would say Hail Marys for Susie. The Water and Wine miracle,at Cana, Christ first miracle was requested by Christ's Mother, Mary. Christ may more angry when some religions diss his Mom, then he did when he kicked the money changers out of the temple.

Susie Schulz Hi George, just a quick hello and hope you are well. xoxoxThu at 6:17am Susie·though in a pressure bind herself health wise was concerned, hoping I was doing well. That is Susie and why all her friends love this girl. · See Wall-to-Wall George to Susie, The inspiration you set in motion will serve other young people in the future. The urgency of your situation is driving me to apply all the creative energy, prayers and love I feel and have in your behalf and as a result others in similar need. I have this inner sensitive wave length that connects with your feelings in your painting, poems and writings and feeling how you may be feeling now in your waiting moments.

Last night trying to finalize the piece to a point of recording it, I spent hours trying diverse chordal arrangements musical rifts and new lyrical phrases. A series of late creative nights had left me exhausted.

It may have been inspired by a Beautiful Australian Girl, pictured holding a Kaola Bear, from Down Under. Susie picture may go back a while.She has a beautiful gentle ageless face with a more beautiful spiritual soul, representative of the wide array of ages on transplant waiting list, from mere babes to the mature. Susie Schulz one of the Millions of People through out the world including America whose life depends on a transplant. In America we recycle paper, cans, plastics, glass and what have you and discard all too often what is far more precious, The gift of Life giving organs.

Japan in June 18, 2009 led the way in having laws passed to facilitate transplants from the young who died to the young who will die if they do not receive them. Japan as a nation are Shintos on a personal not stae religious basis. The concept of being legally dead when brain dead would only be applied only to cases involving transplants as the law was controversial and not meant to cover all situations of being brain dead. You have to give Japan credit to help the in need of transplants.

Link to section If You like Koala Bears you will love this Aussie Sweetheart on my homepage http://www.bleich4art.com/susie.html You should be able to copy the link or go to www.bleich4art.com and find the koala Bear link in directory.

I guess I am just an old folk singer from the 60ies music wise and will have to try to have other more comppetent musician to bring it in to the new millennium. Most of my recent composing has been done on the keyboard. I put the guitar on the back burner. I do not have hard tough finger tips from playing guitar that I use to have and now they are painfully soft and tender. But I hear your song played on a soft nylon string guitar. People who face death and experience pain and have the will and the blessing of God to go on to serve will be graced with an inner reserve of a great number of qualities that they can use creatively to help others in their future.

Susie, Australians Like you and Carly have hearts bigger than the outback. No matter how difficult or daunting the task may appear we must try and not be paralyzed by fear of failure. Prayers should activate positive action. So Susie hang on to your Koala for dear life, There is nothing more I look forward to more than a sunny pleasant day with my two Koala girls at the Poet's Cafe in Montville where Ross and Carly Took My Kids Jonathan, Chris and I.

Susie & Carly My Aussie Koala Girls will team up with Georgie the Joey. We will all write a triad poem together called the Survivors. Though it might be more fun to write a children's story about this terrible fire and Joey the young Kangeroo had his wish granted and developed a Marsupial Pouch which was really his heart and the two little Kaolas fit into heart pouch and Joey big footed it just before the flames in giant hops over the Blackall range to the safety of the sea.

I received separate posting from Carly to resurrect her story of lloyd the Kiloa Bear story one of the first she wrote and se nt me.and Susie face book post looking forward to that day at the poet's cafe. I am going to have to get off my duff and sell some work and fly down there. For some reason ever since my own minor brush up against the grinning grim reaper I have been drawn up a creative spiritual path with sessions like my Light of God's Love paintings and Musical compositions that was like nirvana to me. I sent the piece to the United Nation in the interest of peace and harmony in the world and my efforts to promote Christ 2 Commands of Love and the Golden Rule. In return I get weekly request for money for Unicef that I do not have.

To say Suisie is on my mind and in my prayers is an understatement. May God bless you today with a sense of inner peace and joy that will bring you strength and healing. May you visualize a gentle seashore where you walk along the beach, where gentle wave wash away your worries and pain like footprints in the sand. Feel the cleansing cooling ripples wash over your feet, as they slip back to meet the next wave. Know that God is with you and you with Him.

On the lighter side I could see you smiling in the wheelchair you mentioned, skimming through the shallow water like a speed boat leaving a water rooster tail behind. With an excited Carly yelling Yay! That dam things not a surf board. Don't go out too deep.. It amazing what a trip to the pub will do.

It is getting late and I have to try to put the music up again . Last night I was falling alseep while trying to do it and the PC approach is different. I am surprised that I have not been doing my typing disconnect where I will put the letters in a word I know how to spell in the wrong order.It may have been there was not enough light on the Keyboard or I was typing with out my glasses on. I will put up a song I wrote a couple of years ago the "Perfect Year around Christmas Gift" which is the gift of an organ and I am not talking Hammonds.

To download this MP3 right click the song's title and select 'save target as'.

"The Perfect Year around Christmas Gift"

My songs are keyed off one line and letting it flow. That how I write.The first line came to mind . " When the angels call that roll call of young people to God's side, came even before I jumped out of bed in the early morn and I went down started playing and recorded this. Bear in mind I had already started the prayer painting and singing Take me Lord over and over as the choral Back ground to the Song prayer. So my creative pump was primed and ideas were incubating

I went down to record Susie's Prayer again as I had a better idea of what I wanted. But my Roland VS 1620 recorder was not working.You would think There was a HINI mechanical flu that has been decimating my electronic equipment. A prayer brought my downstairs computer back to life after it was in a no start or signs of life limbo for a couple of days. I have back ups basic antiques tape recorders of a simpler nature that may even allow you to understand the words better with out reverb etc. A day after My computer down stair came to life I thought I would ask God's help getting my Roland VS 1620 Running and recording again.I went down to my studio and was like a competent computer whiz kid In a few minutes I had the VS 1620 recording again. Prior to that I spent hours on different day with out success. I have to give God credit as I can not even change the time on our home phone.

Many a night,I would work on Susie's Prayer song or writing about Organ Transplants until 3 or 4 AM and was exhausted in a healthy sort of way. That comes from creative efforts to help some one, driven by a sense of urgency. I wanted to focus on the prayer and hope aspect encouraging transplants. You should google organ transplants and see what you can do to encourage them.

I believe that one of the positive powers of prayer rest in backing up prayer with positive inspired action to bring about what you pray for and you can offer up those efforts as a Prayer. It is easy to say a prayer for some one. Take the next action step and offer up that step as a prayer. Be an angel and take more positive action steps in the service of others. You will build momentum That will lead to other steps and in the process you may play a part in having the dream or miracle that you prayed for happen and come true. You will grow as a person in the process.

I have a sincere appreciation and love of spiritual people who I love who for reasons of their own may not belong to a specific religion. Living by the Golden Rule, these people show through their caring actions and life their love of God and their neighbor far more then the once a week 0n Sunday, hour for God crowd. It was refreshing to hear a sermon by Father Paul spoke of good people like that and other good people through out the world of diverse religions and those with out any religion were going to go to heaven. That it was so written in Lumen Gentuium, Light of the World enycyclical by Pope Paul VI ( 6), Nov 21 , 1964. I down loaded it and would recommend it for new Catholics and old ones to review. Some of our new priest were not even born yet when that was solemnly promulated By Pope Paul the 6th. as part of Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, not just the ramblings of open minded priest who focus on Christ's love more then Old Testaments fear of hell and damnation.

My actions are inspired by my love of God and my neighbor, and an appreciation of myself when I am obeying Christ's Two Commands of Love and living by the Golden Rule. To be honestly frank with you. It feel good to do good. I love that feeling and it makes me want to do more, so I respond to random opportunities and feel vital and alive when reaching out to try to help others.

I can not recall ever working so intensly with such dedicated focus. I could feel the tears that I knew Susie cried alone and tears ran down my cheeks, my eyes cried, and sometimes my voice did too but I kept on singing, writing or painting, a continuous prayer offering. When I would finally stumble off to bed I would say Hail Marys for Susie. The Water and Wine miracle,at Cana, Christ first miracle was requested by Christ's Mother, Mary. Christ may more angry when some religions diss his Mom, then he did when he kicked the money changers out of the temple.

Susie Schulz Hi George, just a quick hello and hope you are well. xoxoxThu at 6:17am Susie·though in a pressure bind herself health wise was concerned, hoping I was doing well. That is Susie and why all her friends love this girl. · See Wall-to-Wall George to Susie, The inspiration you set in motion will serve other young people in the future. The urgency of your situation is driving me to apply all the creative energy, prayers and love I feel and have in your behalf and as a result others in similar need. I have this inner sensitive wave length that connects with your feelings in your painting, poems and writings and feeling how you may be feeling now in your waiting moments.

Last night trying to finalize the piece to a point of recording it, I spent hours trying diverse chordal arrangements musical rifts and new lyrical phrases. A series of late creative nights had left me exhausted.

If you find some paragraph repeated it the human error of a 74 year old who when he was tired and saved a file and put the wrong title on it and ended up with two files that should be different being the same in the process of correcting that by cut and paste I will open the same file twice, and not be aware of it and so the changes I am making end up fractured and separted and in need of rework. Then when I write more It becomes more of a complexity to figure out, " Oh my God what did I do now and how can I fix it. Believe me, this is true labor and trial of love for some one who types with one finger at a time in reference to index fingers only while I hunt for the letters. I have a unique skill of hitting the mouse pad accidently and have my typing go some where else than where it was intended to go.

I guess I am just an old folk singer from the 60ies music wise and will have to try to have other more comppetent musician to bring it in to the new millennium. Most of my recent composing has been done on the keyboard. I put the guitar on the back burner. I do not have hard tough finger tips from playing guitar that I use to have and now they are painfully soft and tender. But I hear your song played on a soft nylon string guitar. People who face death and experience pain and have the will and the blessing of God to go on to serve will be graced with an inner reserve of a great number of qualities that they can use creatively to help others in their future.

Australians Like you and Carly have hearts bigger than the outback. No matter how difficult or daunting the task may appear we must try and not be paralyzed by fear of failure. Prayers should activate positive action. So Susie hang on to your Koala for dear life, There is nothing more I look forward to more than a sunny pleasant day with my two Koala girls at the Poet's Cafe in Montville where Ross and Carly Took My Kids Jonathan, Chris and I.

Susie & Carly My Aussie Koala Girls will team up with Georgie the Joey.We will all write a triad poem together called the Survivors. Though it might be more fun to write a children's story about this terrible fire and Joey the young Kangeroo had his wish granted and developed a Marsupial Pouch which was really his heart and the two little Kaolas fit into heart pouch and Joey big footed it just before the flames in giant hops over the Blackall range to the safety of the sea.

I received separate posting from Carly to resurrect her story of lloyd the Kiloa Bear story one of the first she wrote and se nt me.and Susie face book post looking forward to that day at the poet's cafe. I am going to have to get off my duff and sell some work and fly down there. For some reason ever since my own minor brush up against the grinning grim reaper I have been drawn up a creative spiritual path with sessions like my Light of God's Love paintings and Musical compositions that was like nirvana to me. I sent the piece to the United Nation in the interest of peace and harmony in the world and my efforts to promote Christ 2 Commands of Love and the Golden Rule. In return I get weekly request for money for Unicef that I do not have.

To say Susie is on my mind and in my prayers is an understatement. May God bless you today with a sense of inner peace and joy that will bring you strength and healing. May you visualize a gentle seashore where you walk along the beach, where gentle wave wash away your worries and pain like footprints in the sand. Feel the cleansing cooling ripples wash over your feet, as they slip back to meet the next wave. Know that God is with you and you with Him.

On the lighter side I could see you smiling in the wheelchair you mentioned, skimming through the shallow water like a speed boat leaving a water rooster tail behind. With an excited Carly yelling Yay! That dam things not a surf board. Don't go out too deep.. It amazing what a trip to the pub will do.

It is getting late and I have to try to put the music up again . Last night I was falling alseep while trying to do it and the PC approach is different. I am surprised that I have not been doing my typing disconnect where I will put the letters in a word I know how to spell in the wrong order.It may have been there was not enough light on the Keyboard or I was typing with out my glasses on. I will put up a song I wrote a couple of years ago the "Perfect Year around Christmas Gift" which is the gift of an organ and I am not talking Hammonds.

To download this MP3 right click the song's title and select 'save target as'.

"The Perfect Year around Christmas Gift"

Though originally a Christmas song It touches upon a pressing need present the years around. Should you elect to give that gift of love and circumstances occur that bring deep personal loss to your family and love ones, That loss will become less painful in knowing that a life saving part of you lives on in your gift of hope and love.

This song evolved into an organ donor request song. Years of reaching out to others who were terminally ill made me aware of the anxiety they had while awaiting an organ donors gift. For some people the gift of life they await never comes. Other have been blessed with successful transplants that gave them a whole new lease on life. Getting on a donor list does not shorten your life. You will probably live longer.

It is very easy to be an organ donor. While writing this song I became a donor. Call or go to the Department of Motor Vehicles. They will give or send you a small simple donor card document. You check off what you would like to do. You sign it and have it witnessed. Take the pink donor dot and attach it to your driver's license or identification card. Your ultimate gift of a legacy of life could bring a great amount of joy into a desperate family's life. It is more than a gesture, it is a confirmation that you are a caring human being. Your kindness will be deeply appreciated, and in way you will live on beyond your days.

I have feeling that God may have found favor at times with my Music and Art. The true experiences I wrote of on directory under Creativity and Spirituality border on being Minor Spiritual Paranormal happenings.

A Songs If your Dad left this world for heaven, But is still here in the spirit of your love for him to share new joy of new life enfolding. Like his grand kids kids he never saw. A number of songs I wrote for my mother that will reflect with loving memories, Your own Mom.

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"Dad You are the Bedrock of our love." inspired by the untimely death of Teah’s Dad. Teah is the wife of my nephew Chris. Her father died very suddenly this early summer at the age of 57. Teah, The wife of my nephew Chris is one of the true beautiful people in the world, a special person in body, heart and soul. I credit her unique positive caring personality to the love of caring parents and the genes she inherited. I wrote this with out being asked because I love them and in the hope it would comfort them...

This is also dedicated to any one whose father died here or in some distant part of the world while away from their family. My own father was missing in Action in the North Atlantic 60 years ago and I still feel the deep blue pain 60 years later.

If your father is still alive give him a call, tell him you love him .It will be far better than a rose placed on his coffin later...

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"Keep God in Your Heart" This is one of Mother's favorite phrases. Mother who is 98 is a prayerful woman. Just "Keep God in your heart, George and He will help you carry your little cross in Life." I thought to myself, " Mom you are my little Cross". Sometimes she makes it heavy but I carry it with love and find a certain amount of joy in the process. She is always asking me "Why is God keeping me here so long, George"? I answer "Penance, Mom". Mother said "I've been good all my life George". And my answer is with a smile, "It's my Penance, Mom". Humor lifts her spirits and mine also.

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"Dont Say Good bye" is one of Mother's way saying so long to people who are leaving the gallery. She will add "Good bye is forever, just say so long." She will follow up with a happy " Hasta La Vista" or "Vaya Con Dios", Chalk up another song for Mom. She is a phrase maker "Oh George freeze your teeth and give your tongue a sleigh ride", said mom.

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"Don't Say Good bye" 2002 new arrangement, Mom would always say Don't Say Goodbye. Just say so long, Good bye is forever. Mother was having some health complications, The first in 98 years. Age was gradually setting in and causing me new concern and caregiving problems. This song was her expressions coupled with my love for my mother.

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"I Pray to God My Soul to Keep" Mother had a bevy of Night prayer, This song is started by one of her favorites. When I lie me down to sleep, I pray to God my soul to keep, If I should die before I wake, I pray to God My soul to take. It touches upon other aspects and metaphors of the passage. Her sense of peace and continence on her face that visually spoke of her sense of readiness for the journey into the light. She was prepared and ready to let go of her earthly bonds, filled with a sense of peace that comes from being loved. A circle of loving relatives and friends gathered with angels that only she could see. She was at peace and knew where she was going,that God would take her soul To his loving arms in Paradise May we all be as fortunate when it is our time to go, to once again have the faith of a child. I remember once again what, Jon my 19 year old said when He was 4 years old. He told me. I want to die dad! Concerned I asked why? He said I can't wait to go to heaven.

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"Tick Tock,"While on my night vigil by mother bedside I would play my guitar softly. though she was sleeping I felt she could hear my singing and playing. I stated plucking two of the strings to D and Am like the tick tock of a clock Back and forth in a gentle rhythm I could sense that Mom's time with us was gradually coming to a close and she would be crossing over to the Eternal side of Heaven. I wrote this song to prepare Mom for her journey. That she could face the end of life here on earth with out fear of that "Dreadful Hour" which was mentioned in one of her night time payers. Little flower show you power, Save me from that dreadful hour. ( a prayer to Saint Theresa, I would tell her that death was not a dreadful hour, that she was going to get on an express train straight to heaven with no stops in purgatory.) She would smile knowingly. The dread was gone. In its place was a sense that she would soon be seeing her Husband, Harry, her Father, John and Mother, Martha, Her 12 brothers and sisters, and old shipmates and friends that made the passage to eternity before her.

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" One Tear to the Ocean" My beloved Mother Helen Bleich died Dec. 13th, 2002. 60 years earlier to the day, Dec. 13th, 1942, that my dad was missing in Action on the cold mountainous seas of the North Atlantic when torpedoed by a German U boat. One tear to the ocean was inspired by some of her last words. She said, "I am surrounded by a circle of love". I thought at first she was talking about her family but had reason to wonder perhaps she saw waiting angels that we could not see that were gathering to take her to heaven. Her face was illumined with love and Grace.

She was one of 13 children. Mother had a deep affection for Mary, the Mother of Jesus which she passed down to her children. Shortly after she died we knelt down around her bed to say the Rosary while her cold dead hands held the Rosary Beads that belonged to her Mother. Some time Mother's Rosaries would break and have to be reassembled The Rosary that I used that night had 13 beads instead of 10 purely by chance. My Sons, Harry Eric, Christopher Orion His girlfriend Marina and I took turns leading four of the five decades that make up a Rosary The 5th decade was Led my sons girl friend Marina in Spanish while we answered in English.

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"Climbing The stair way to Heaven"

which I wrote while Bedridden on a roll up piano while my feet were elevated.

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