A Letter To Our Sons

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Dear Sons,

What a billion dollar phrase to be able to call you dear sons, which is what you are; our sons. You belong to us heart and soul. When I hear about you it’s like hearing about my favorite song and the artist that sings it, and for me that would be Stevie Wonder singing the song; With a child’s heart, a moving musical piece.  I am stirred up and excited by the news of you. Your greatness rings out in my ears and shines brightly in my eyes. I can see you though I have never met you. I can feel you even though we are miles and years apart. I can see within your eyes a desire to hope and to believe in yourselves, but you are afraid. Up looks impossible, down feels doable. And because of your mistakes you believe that you are not deserving of…

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Prince

My thoughts of Prince: I was mouth opened-jaw dropping surprised when my daughter told me that “Prince” was dead. We held our breath hoping that it was another TMZ cruel hoax. But when CNN declared it, we knew it was a nightmare turned into a reality. You see Prince for me was right up there with Stevie wonder. His music was like oil seeping into creaky joints, speaking to them. He went inside and spoke to the hidden and gave words to the wordless parts…he gave expression to the inexpressible and wrote in his off key language of depth and insight and then put to music your souls ideals in an amazing string of guitar notes and vocal arrangements that surpassed our comprehension.

I was irate and suspicious because too many of our musical icons/representatives are dying far too soon and my thoughts were; what’s really killing them? But as I sat at my breakfast table this morning, these thoughts became blurred as new thoughts, better thoughts emerged.

Prince lived his life to the fullest extent; he used his talents, gifts, creativity, beliefs, and uniqueness to its zenith and turned the world upside down with his individuality and humanity. He is more than a musical genius, he is Gods Magnus opus. He showed up in his own life every single day and he showed us how to be true to all parts of which we are and to own what is ours. He showed us how to love and hurt and still win in the face of loss…he showed us to declare victory in the face of defeat…to stand alone rather than compromise our integrity and never follow those who would lead us astray from our base. He showed us what truth and courage looked like by walking it out upon his colorful life canvas. In a conventional world he was unconventional…in a world brutal with tasteless judgments and wounding opinions dictating that you become what another mans idea of you mean over your idea of you. He with stood as Maya Angelou said; still I rise.

He taught us to be outspoken without malice and to leave others to figure them-selves out. He taught us that one’s right to privacy is exactly that; a right. And that you don’t need to know anymore about another person than what he shows you, or desire you to know. To enter into another’s personal content is invasive and discourteous and should not be tolerated. Prince lived his life above reproach, even when the media sought to slander him, he would not participate in the snares of it, he left us to our own devices. he never wasted time explaining who he was to people who had already made up their minds about him, he just lived from within out and gave the best of what he was giving to the world; He owned himself completely.

His music healed  and entertained the world and spoke the secrets and silence of many hearts, the broken, the lonely, the erotica, the spiritual, the humanity. When I looked at his life, I could not find sorrow befitting of him only celebration of being….his compassion for those suffering moved him into action to bring relief, care and understanding. He is truly The beautiful One and he has left a powerful legacy to us all; To thine own-self be true…Prince was a classic dude in every arena he touched. Sac

 

 

A GARDEN OF BEAUTY

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Being a woman is a beautifully honorary privilege and an awesome responsibility that we do not shoulder alone.  Our womanhood is an extension of God in the earth, he is our internal cohesion, He works with us to form a united whole.  Being the divine “GODDESS” that we are must be understood, accepted and cultivated continuously.  Our beauty is intended for use inside out. It cannot be standardized. Because it’s variegated and copyrighted individually makes it customized; a true one-of-a-kind.

Copyright:

 You cannot be duplicated under any circumstances. All who try to copy your originality will be charged with copyright infringement and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent by the laws of failure, inadequacy and misery. Because you retain 100% rights to your Magnus opus you never need to compete or to compare you to anyone else in the universe…you are the sole owner of…

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LEGACY JEWELS

A Dedication to My Children and grandchildren
I EMBRACE YOU IN THE DEEP WELLS OF MY HEART WITH THESE TRUTHS:

YOU ARE MY VINTAGE STRAND OF PEARLS;
SINCERE, TRUTHFUL AND LOYAL

YOU ARE MY BRACELET OF COWRY SHELLS;
YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE POWER OF DESTINY AND PURPOSE

YOU ARE MY AUTHENTIC BLACK AGATE PENDANT;
MY GEMS OF TRUTH

YOU ARE MY CITRINE TIARA;
MY OPTIMISM

YOU ARE MY MOONSTONE RING;
MY GOOD FORTUNE

YOU ARE MY GARNET EARRINGS;
MY STONES OF STRENGTH

YOU ARE MY DIAMONDS AND OPALS;
MY EVERLASTING LOVES FAITHFUL AND CONFIDENT

YOU ARE MY BLOODSTONES; MY HEROES
YOU AUDIENCE ME AS THE ULTIMATE JEWELER AND USHER ME INTO THE FACE OF THE FUTURE… I CANNOT SAY GOODBYE TO ONE WITHOUT FIRST SAYING HELLO TO EACH ONE OF YOU…YOU ARE MY PRIDE…
MY STERLING SILVER TRIUMPHS
YOU ARE MY LEGACY JEWELS
(ZECHARIAH 9:16-17) THEY WILL SPARKLE IN THIS LAND LIKE JEWELS IN A CROWN

S.A. CUMBUS

LEGACY JEWELS

A Dedication to My Children and grandchildren

I EMBRACE YOU IN THE DEEP WELLS OF MY HEART WITH THESE TRUTHS:

 

YOU ARE MY VINTAGE STRAND OF PEARLS;

SINCERE, TRUTHFUL AND LOYAL

 

YOU ARE MY BRACELET OF COWRY SHELLS;

YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE POWER OF DESTINY AND PURPOSE

 

YOU ARE MY AUTHENTIC BLACK AGATE PENDANT;

MY GEMS OF TRUTH

 

YOU ARE MY CITRINE TIARA;

MY OPTIMISM

 

YOU ARE MY MOONSTONE RING;

MY GOOD FORTUNE

 

YOU ARE MY GARNET EARRINGS;

MY STONES OF STRENGTH

 

YOU ARE MY DIAMONDS AND OPALS;

MY EVERLASTING LOVES FAITHFUL AND CONFIDENT

 

YOU ARE MY BLOODSTONES; MY HEROES

YOU AUDIENCE ME AS THE ULTIMATE JEWELER AND USHER ME INTO THE FACE OF THE FUTURE… I CANNOT SAY GOODBYE TO ONE WITHOUT FIRST SAYING HELLO TO EACH ONE OF YOU…YOU ARE MY PRIDE…

MY STERLING SILVER TRIUMPHS

YOU ARE MY LEGACY JEWELS

(ZECHARIAH 9:16-17) THEY WILL SPARKLE IN THIS LAND LIKE JEWELS IN A CROWN

 

S.A. CUMBUS