Stephen Young and Bryan Brickner are activists and have been talking and writing together about the US Constitution for more than a decade; Bryan has a Halloween 2016 dream (again) and calls Steve for help …
Bryan: I had a bad dream again.
Steve: Calm down ~ it’ll be all right. What happened this time …
Bryan: Well, it was Halloween 2016 again …
Steve: You saw the same big banner that read, Halloween 2016 Presidential Debate.
Steve: Interesting, once again a Halloween debate prior to the November 2016 presidential election.
Bryan: Yeah, though it wasn’t all the same.
Steve: How so?
Bryan: There was the same two US flags next to podiums on an otherwise empty stage, though this year it wasn’t surrounded by citizens – it was empty.
Steve: Was John Finley Pettigrew there, you know, like last time?
Bryan: He was, still young, dressed in revolutionary garb and unarmed. He stood quiet (like last time) with his focus on the stage.
Steve: So it’s you, lots of empty space, and Pettigrew, the Virginian Revolutionary War soldier who was 18 in 1776 and joined the revolution – and later moved to Michigan, saw it become a state, and died in 1838.
Bryan: Cuz’ this year there’s someone standing next to Pettigrew holding a key.
Bryan: Well, the key holder appeared as US Army 1Lt. Robert E. Lee.
Steve: A young Lee.
Bryan: Yes, like in the portrait.
Steve: And he’s holding a key ~ like an old-fashioned one?
Bryan: Yeah, and when the music starts …
Steve: Music again: Ozzy?
Bryan: It was.
Steve: Children of the Grave encore?
Steve: ‘I’m a believer, not a deceiver, Mountains move before my eyes.’
Bryan: Yes, that one; when Believer started the key floated from Lee toward the stage.
Steve: Well, sounds like it might be alright, you know, with Robert E. Lee’s key and all.
Bryan: You’re right Steve ~ I guess it was hearing Ozzy that got me keyed up.
Steve: Sounds good Bryan ~ and Happy Halloween 2014!
Bryan: You too Steve!
Daisley - Osbourne - Rhoads
Watching the time go
And feeling belief grow
Rise above the obstacles
People beseech me
But they'll never teach me
Things that I already know (I know)
Dreams that have shattered
May not have mattered
Take another point of view
Doubts will arise, though
Like chasing a rainbow
I can tell a thing or two (That's true)
You've got to believe in yourself
Or no one will believe in you
Imagination like a bird on the wing
Flying free for you to use (OK baby)
I can't believe they stop and stare
And point their fingers, doubting me
Their disbelief suppresses them
But they're not blind
It's just that they won't see
I'm a believer I ain't no deceiver, Mountains move before my eyes, Destiny planned out I don't need no handout, Speculation of the wise.
Video: Ozzy Osbourne Live 1982 ~ Believer
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Posted by Bryan W. Brickner