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Love is Louder

Found today at the corner of Boylston Street & Arlington, downtown, not far from the site of the bombing.

I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a short trip to Japan on business. This will be my first trip back since 1998, which came at the tail end of a 5 month backpacking trip around the world. I'm sure things have changed a lot.

Japan Airlines has a 12-hour nonstop from Boston to Tokyo - it's Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner, which I'm excited to fly for the first time. Hopefully we won't end up cartwheeling down the runway at the end.

I set up a new twitter account, and I did some testing with it tonight. I hope to keep that updated on the trip and share some pictures & updates there.

Be nice to each other when I'm away, and remember to keep it loud friends!

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In Japan, love is demonstrated, but not talked about.

The quiet acts of "doing" and "showing" one's love, is indeed, louder than talking about it.

BTW, (from michaelnystrom.org/michael/about/):

A place, that is not that other place.

For stuff that is not that other stuff.

Stuff I’m interested in. Stuff I’m working on. Stuff I’m thinking about.

This is a wonderful place to express 'Michael Nystrom'. It is/will be brilliant!

Have a wonderful visit in Japan. What a wonderful people. There is one in Shizuoka prefecture who (still) owns my heart. Sigh.

Safe travels.

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BUMP.

BUMP.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Safe travel to you, Michael

Yes, love is louder! (and Deliverance day has come, It is Finished!) He still speaks through the words and deeds of lovers.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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Liberty without Love is Hollow.

Thanks for everything, Michael!

Qn. Why Liberty? Ans. Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seR5qBKkbC8

Safe travels Michael

I just added your new Twitter account to followed.
Enjoy your trip!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Big Love by Pete Heller

This track is a house classic. Be safe on your journey!!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Big Love!

Lots to be optimistic about!

I can't wait to hear how my brothers and sisters in Japan are doing.
Carefully, it is typhoon season and I just got a bulletin from Taiwan closing the port near Taipei . I know it's not Japan but those nasty storms can sneak up on you...

Have fun!

DEX

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Love is louder to those who listen with their heart

At the museum I volunteer as a docent, a victorian mansion, we have a living exhibition of a loom built by the Fins over a hundred years ago, of red wood, where our weavers society comes and makes rag rugs.

The beat of the loom in action is like a heart beat, so the whole house comes alive.. it is an amazing and wonderful sound. When I first heard it, my soul filled, and I was nearly brought to tears of joy. It felt like a homecomming.

I have thought that way back when wooden houses and looms and spinning wheels occupied rooms, kitchens had no electricity and water was pumped and brought in.. coming home, or "Home is where the heart is", really had profound meaning because that loom, was the heart of the house, as it's beats relaxed the family.

There was always something that needed to be done.. gathering wood, tending the fire for heat and or cooking, fetching water, weaving, spinning, mending, washing, and these works were labors of love. Love for home and love of family. The family worked together and they developed a bond, not co-dependent, but each member had a job to do and they wanted to do it because it made them part of the home.

So when I saw your topic thread, "LOVE IS LOUDER".. I thought, "Yes it is, especially for those who WORK because WROK is a labor of LOVE, sharing, nurturing, caring, giving, doing more than what is expected, and lifting the spirit.

LOVE is a heart beat away. Even if it's 12 hours on a dreamliner to Japan. My father LOVED Japan. He LOVED tea ceremony and the tradition of respect, the Samurai, the wooden houses and shoji, the fish flags, the people.. he saw Japan before the atomic bomb, and he went many times after, witnessing the post apocolytic development, which I think frightened many people. The people who do not LOVE. The Japanese frightened those who do not have heart and soul. Japanese, my father told me, do not talk about love, but act on it.

To this day, my shoes remain outside. It was how I was raised. Many things about my place are very Japanese.

So.. I hope you take pictures, and I hope you are artistically inspired, and that you make good business. If you see a sunrise, could you take a moment to put your hand over your heart and tell Japan, "Granger LOVES you!"

I'm going to have a Bento lunch to celebrate your happy journey to the the Islands of the rising sun.

Ai

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Thank you Granger

Your words reminded me of the title of this book:

Love Does

I won't wait for the sunrise, but I'll remember what you said. Thank you for your love, as I complete the circuit and send it back your way.

Love,
Michael

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Nice pic. Looks like my neighborhood.

Happy voyage Michael. Tell your pilot to watch out for sky pirates.

"Damn the pandas, full steam ahead"

-Admiral David Farragut

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Have a nice trip, Michael!

Have a nice trip, Michael!

'Hope you'll enjoy your stay... and your business ;)

Cheers,

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Give James Corbett a hug for me! :D

Great photo!

Happy trails...
http://youtu.be/eMEpq4uxHSk *

*turn it up LOUDER! :)

Safe travels Michael!

And yes, love is louder! Love to all! All to love!

I know you're not big on interviews Michael, but your fans want to see more of you! If you'd be down with a Ben Swann interview when you get back from your trip, let me know?:)

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Thank you Zak

I appreciate all of your contributions.

But you're right - I'm not big on interviews. I do appreciate the offer though. Best of luck with everything while I'm away.

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I figured, but I had to ask!

Maybe a Kurt Wallace /Voice of the Daily Paul with Ben instead?:)

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