April 11th, 2020

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Thoughts upon a Holy Saturday

For the most part, the Lenten Blog posted entries on time, everyday for 46 out of 47 days.
When it was hard to post, Cinema Dave found a way - when it was easy, Cinema Dave took his spiritual obligation for granted. Fortunately, Cinema Dave awoke the next morning and realized he forgot to post.



Grandpa Montalbano used to tell my Dad that "Life is a path you go on..."
Cinema Dave has heard, "Do your best and God will take care of the rest"

Yet, lately Cinema Dave has been thinking about the James Ingram lyric,
"I've done my best but I guess my best wasn't good enough,"
which one might be feeling on this Holy Saturday of the COVID_19 pandemic.
As a footnote, this James Ingram/Quincy Jones song is titled - "Just Once" and was the somber closing song of the 1983 teen comedy, "The Last American Virgin."


Unlike the raucous teen comedies like "Spring Break" or "Porky'" "The Last American Virgin" concluded with protagonist being frustrated by the girl of his dreams. It was a wake up call, as the Rolling Stones sang,
"You Can't Always get what you want, but you get what you need."


This is not a political entry, but a reflexive entry of where we have been for the last 46 days of COVID-19.

The world has changed, but that is the universal constant.
Will the world be a better place after this crisis?
Will individuals learn the value of taking one step back to go two steps forward?
Will these seconds, minutes, hours or days be forgotten by November 3?


Happy Easter Eve...