Understanding May 1989
A U.F.O meeting was held on the 14-15-and 16th of April, at the Ozark Motel Convention center, in Eureka Springs, Arkensaw. It was attended by more than 200 Saucer fans including Yours truly, who tries to make at least one such convention each year. In my talk I made it clear that I was not there to defend the existence of U.F.O. because it seemed to me that the U. had done a good job of defending their own existence in the past few, centuries, and didn’t need any help from me. It is true that if one closes his or her eyes and ears so tightly then nothing can enter, it may be possible to ignore what is there in plain sight, but the situation always reminds me of the pair of backwoods farmers who were visiting a large city for the first time. As they walked through the streets they saw many things that were hard to believe or understand, but the limit was reached when they came upon a lot where a circus was being erected. In a small pen a tall giraffe was standing calmly grazing on the topmost leaves of a small tree. For several minutes the farmer gazed in astonishment. Finally he squared his shoulders and turned to his wife determinedly. “Who do they think they are fooling? ” He said, “We know darn well there aint no such animal!”
As each lecturer gave his talk it suddenly seemed to me that, while the subject matter varied considerably, there seemed to be a common pattern which was followed, and I began to note it in a short verse, which I shall note here. (It was not written to criticise or to express or even to imply any sarcasm, it was just to show the pattern that is so frequently used, probably perfectly correctly.
“The time has come,” The speaker said
“To talk of many things.”
Of Space-Ships sailing through our skies,
And Angels without wings
Of how the Air-Force tells us lies,
And what the future brings
Each speaker will, in turn regale
The crowd, with his own saucer tale
They come from Venus, or from Mars,
Some even come from distant stars,
To bring us warnings, dark and dire,
Of holocaust from nuclear fire.
It’s clear that we must mend our ways,
Or fate will quickly end our days.
From war we simply must refrain,
Or all mankind is down the drain
So listen well, and take good heed,
We’ll save the world, through word and deed!
Does that sound familiar? If not you’ve never attended a Saucer Convention. Maybe that is what the world needs most, more of them! Anyway they seem to have the right idea!
(Signed Daniel W. Fry)
no DIFFICULTY that enough
LOVE WILL not CONQUER;
no DISEASE that enough LOVE
WILL not HEAL;
no DOOR that enough LOVE
WILL not OPEN;
no GULF that enough
LOVE WILL not BRIDGE;
no WALL that enough LOVE
WILL not THROW DOWN;
no SIN that enough
LOVE WILL not REDEEM.
It makes no difference
how deeply seated may be the
how hopeless the outlook,
how muddled the tangle,
how great the mistake,
a sufficient realization of
LOVE will dissolve it ALL.
If on YOU could LOVE enough,
YOU would be the happiest and
Most powerful being in the world!