rihanna and chris: flags at half mast in jersey for whitney

this post used to have a clip from when kevin costner spoke so movingly at whitney houston’s wake this past weekend in jersey.  he kept saying how she would say how she hoped she was good enough.  good enough.  when she was so the definition of great.  sigh.  my last post on chris brown and rihanna was right after he had mauled her.  and that post got thousands of hits.  which made me feel like my writing was probably not just good enough, but was great.  necessary.  anyway, i have only this to say about the patterns of love and hate unfolding, ricocheting like bullets around us.  sheesh, what with being force fed a false election process and now the public self-immolation of other great singers, the drama factor filling air waves filtering all through us is hectic.  so in the midst of all these wars, i’ve been turning back to the art of war, which i once used to help teach tupac’s machiavelli in my hip hop politics class, the 2011 fall semester, at pace.  here’s the quote:

“therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.”  i like it, because it reminds me to be present in victory every day, every hour, every moment, each breath.  and, of course, it speaks to strategy, and taking time to set the game plan for victory in motion in the here and now, arrow how, you reach your mark, a win for the artful warrior will not be a lark.  so yeah, taking time to plan.  and focus with every breath i can.

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