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The Journey: Separation, Change, and Return
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'Ramble On' by Led Zeppelin

'Ramble On' by Led Zeppelin | Something Creative: Whatever You Want | Scoop.it

Leaves are falling all around, It's time I was on my way.
Thanks to you, I'm much obliged for such a pleasant stay.
But now it's time for me to go. The autumn moon lights my way.
For now I smell the rain, and with it pain, and it's headed my way.
Sometimes I grow so tired, but I know I've got one thing I got to do...

[Chorus]
Ramble On, And now's the time, the time is now, to sing my song.
I'm goin' 'round the world, I got to find my girl, on my way.
I've been this way ten years to the day, Ramble On,
Gotta find the queen of all my dreams.

Got no time to for spreadin' roots, The time has come to be gone.
And to' our health we drank a thousand times, it's time to Ramble On.

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Mine's a tale that can't be told, my freedom I hold dear.
How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air.
T'was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair.
But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her, her, her....yeah.

[Chorus]

Gonna ramble on, sing my song. Gotta keep-a-searchin' for my baby...
Gonna work my way, round the world. I can't stop this feelin' in my heart
Gotta keep searchin' for my baby. I can't find my bluebird!

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Separation

Your absence has gone through me

Like thread through a needle.

Everything I do is stitched with its color.

-W.S. Merwin

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For Good by Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you...

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend...

Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you

Because I knew you

I have been changed for good

And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I've done you blame me for

But then, I guess we know
There's blame to share

And none of it seems to matter anymore

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood

Who can say if I've been
Changed for the better?
I do believe I have been
Changed for the better

And because I knew you...

Because I knew you...

Because I knew you...
I have been changed for good...

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The Journey

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One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and
began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old
tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't
stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff
fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was
terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road
full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left
their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of
clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your
own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the
world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to
save
the only life you could save.

~ Mary Oliver ~

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Father and Son Relationships in the Odyssey

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"In “The Odyssey”, the physical distance between father and son is also important, and is the means by which the two men establish and define their relationship with one another. The dynamic between Odysseus and Telemachus, however, is quite different of Priam and Hector. In “The Odyssey” it is the father who has created distance by being far from home; the father’s absence is the impetus for the son’s journey, and it is in his own odyssey that Telemachus begins to prove his own worth. Blazina observes that the bond between Odysseus and Telemachus is unique because the two “desired to connect all along” (285), yet the distance that was between them served to reinforce their bond because they could prove themselves to one another through the successful resolution of their respective trials. Telemachus sets out, as explained in one of the important quotes from The Odyssey by Homer, “to see lord Menelaus…There face-to-face [to] implore” of his father’s whereabouts (Homer 52). The intensity of emotion the two men share when they finally reunite also contrasts the relative coolness between Priam and Hector."

-Nicole Smith

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Change Is a Journey

"Change is a journey and the journey is always about change. And if there is no change, why bother with the journey? And the best journeys require lots of space of one sort or another. So for great journeys -- just open space." (Harrison Owen)

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Oklahoma Soldiers to Return from Afghanistan Friday

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A group of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers are returning home Friday after serving in Afghanistan.

The Guard's Public Affairs office announced Thursday that around 30 members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will arrive at the Norman Armed Forces Reserve Center at 10 a.m. Friday.

This is the second group of 45th soldiers to return to Oklahoma during a de-mobilization process. Several dozen soldiers have already returned from duty.

Approximately 10 more groups are expected to return in the coming months.

Nearly 2,200 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers from the 45th deployed to Afghanistan in June are in various stages of teh de-mobilization process.

An additional 800 soldiers from the 45th deployed to Kuwait at the same time are also in the process of de-mobilization.

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