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by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr., Costa Rica Jul 14, 2009
Human Rights , Health , Culture   Short Stories

  

The aged that finally rests There is a man I know who lives within 15 miles of me, in the same cloud forest as I. At 87 years of age, his body and life have been tattered by many an injury. He will not stop, not for a moment during his time awake, to rest. He says that if he rested he would only slow down even more. He also believes that if he passes this energy on to his next man it will be understood that this time is short, and he and we must accomplish what we will in that short time.

This man is of the fields and the crops which yield him and his neighbours as much food as the weather will allow. There is no machinery that will do the job for him. He takes his time and makes it a pleasure, as he sees the crops unfold into a newly sprouting meal. If the burden of a drought or a flood takes fold of all his work, he will work again, from dawn until the dead of night when he can no longer see what he is trying to accomplish. But he will know what he is doing.

At night-fall, he retreats grudgingly from this never-ending toil. Then he enters a cold cabin that will be warmed with a soup that has been made over the past many weeks. Now, with pain in the entirety of his body, he falls asleep. And tomorrow he will thank his good Lord for that sleep that allows him to start a new day in the same fashion.

It has been ascertained that he will always be known to all as his picture will forever be on the internet.





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We are all within each other. When that is realized, our prejudice and communication interference will be that of telepathic communication. We will be one with each other and one with the world. These bodies are only temporary forms that keep us restricted from our own heavenly place.
It is only a temporary restriction, especially upon those who intend to use their "physical attributes" with just the selfish, social advancement of themselves.
If this world had started to gain acceptance and understanding of all problematic errors within, we may have been able to share these "advancements" with our brothers and sisters, who are NOW--not later--in danger, not from the immediate natural disasters, but of those that will not surrender the help they need to overcome their immediate handicaps.
The ones of unshared power with food, shelter, clothing, and then to add the militia.
The militia could have been justified, if its intentions were there for the less fortunate, not to take more from the unfortunate.
I live on my lifelong work of gathering a pension, which is paid back to me only due to many years of work. Others work hard, and see nothing. All I have to Always say is "Me casa, es Su casa!", Mucho Amore e "Pura Vida!"
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Not for "Animal rights issue" Sorry!
Timothy G. Branfalt Sr. | Jul 16th, 2009
Please place this in the next issue regading Culture. TY, Tim

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