i named my little boy, now bigger than his daddy, after the amazing poet-troubador of Northern Ireland.

How perfectly Van Morrison says – without words – in these few moments, the central message of his compositions, that the only way that we will ever discover – that is, REDISCOVER, peace is by returning to our Child.

And, as desperately as we can, as well as we can, to the simplicity and innocence that we once knew.

“GOT TO GO BACK…” Back to the Dance…we were so free then, so unafraid, unfettered by what we too often THINK life expects of us or what we need to be happy.

Van the Man returns to his Belfast, no doubt for a show, but instead, rising early and returning to his beloved park, returns for himself, to himself, to little Georgie (his real name)…and to peace.

Thank you, Maestro.

Let us dance…..


…meanwhile, my man, Van, again! SWEET BOY forever!


Author: friardad

what's it like having a wife and six kids after having been a friar for many years and being still married to St. Francis' Lady Poverty?

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