Lessons 214 – The future’s bright

I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.

(194) I place the future in the Hands of God

The past is gone, the future is not yet. Now I am freed from both. For what God gives can only be for good. And I accept but what He gives as what belongs to me.

I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.

I spent a good chunk of time in Victoria Square in the city centre celebrating the past 50 years of Jamaica’s independence, and listening to speeches about hopes for the next 50 years.

It was interesting to see the square filled with the black, green and gold of the Jamaican flag, many being waved by children with little or no concept of the journey which lead to the need for independence. I preferred to stay in the present and just appreciate the sunshine and the entertainment, which began with drummers and traditional dancers, followed by Miss Culture Jam, bedecked from head to toe (and fingertips too) in Jamaican flag colours. What a time for my camera battery to die! She was followed by Black Voices, and it was really beginning to feel like Jamaica when the Bob Marley tribute band Legends came on stage.

See some pictures on the Jamaica Gleaner website http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120803/lead/lead3.html

Alas, half way through their set we had a cruel reminder that we were firmly rooted in middle England. The heavens opened and shed large drops on us for the reminder of their set – and beyond.

The rain could not, however, dampen the flavour of the Jerk chicken we bought from one of the vendors, and despite the parking ticket, I stayed focused on the now, and stayed in a good and happy place.

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About predencia

Author of novels Dare to Love and Betrayed www.pennydixon.com poetry anthology Raw www.cymbalspublishing.co.uk and blogger www.writingcreativelywithspirit.com
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