Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Angels. Less Broken.



Easter Monday, 2009.

Not a statutory holiday except in Quebec, where employers have a choice of giving employees a day off on either Good Friday or Easter Monday.

On TSB, it's kind of like a holiday, but not really as we get back to the work at hand, however, it is a day to reflect on some of the feedback generated by our previous post.

Typically, the growing legion of TSB readers don't post their comments here on the blog but do send plenty of e-mail and offer plenty of in-person commentary on the material being shared. Last Thursday's post seems to have touched a nerve.

Here is what some readers had to say:


Liked this line: Easter says truth can be buried in a grave, but it won't stay. Easter provides us yet another opportunity to rise again.

I love today’s message… very timely here in D2 as everyone is tired and ready for Easter.

Love the Emo quote!

Made me think about the song "Broken Man" on Matt Anderson’s ECMA-winning disc... Here is link to listen to it and words as well. http://cdbaby.com/cd/mattandersen


YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HOME FROM A HOMELESS MAN
YOU CAN’T TAKE AWAY HIS STREETS
YOU CAN’T THREATEN A MAN, WITH NOTHING TO LOSE
OR BRUISE HIM WHEN HE’S BEAT

YOU CAN’T TAKE MONEY FROM A POOR MAN
OR SCARE A MAN WITH NO FEAR
YOU CAN’T SHAME A MAN WITH NO PRIDE
OR FORCE A STONE TO TEARS

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO A BROKEN MAN?

YOU CAN’T CUT A MAN WHO’S BLEEDING
YOU CAN’T PUSH A MAN WHO’S DOWN
YOU CAN’T STARVE A MAN WHO’S HUNGRY
OR LOSE HIM WHEN HE’S FOUND

YOU CAN’T BREAK A MAN WHO’S BROKEN
OR CHEAT A MAN WHO KNOWS
OR KILL A DREAM THAT’S DEAD
AND CURSE IT WHEN IT GOES

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO A BROKEN MAN?

YOU CAN’T STRIP A MAN WHO’S NAKED
YOU CAN’T DEFEND A MAN WHO’S LIED
YOU CAN’T BELIEVE A MAN WHO’S LOST
YOU CAN’T ENVY A MAN THAT’S CRIED

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO A BROKEN MAN?

Hope you are doing well. I think of you often.



Another TSB follower confessed the April 9th posting made him reflect on the error of his ways with old flames, hoping those angels had mended by now. Over the weekend, another busted, bruised, but not yet broken man looked an elder square in the eye and said, "Thanks for the post on Thursday. It really helped me make sense of a difficult situation just as the divorce was being finalized that day. You can't believe how timely it was to read that".

Perhaps, it is still timely for someone else today.


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