Heart to Heart 447 What One People Can Do

What One People Can Do

Buckminster Fuller was a futurist with a comprehensive understanding about Universal energy.  What you might not know is that Fuller designed a lot of other things, cars, houses, cities, even maps. His goal, always, was to promote something he called “ephemeralization.” This is the idea of doing more with less so all of humanity could thrive on a planet with limited resources, a world he dubbed ‘Spaceship Earth.  Of course he also invented the Geodesic dome. Bucky once said: “Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.” And therein lies the rub!

I have a good friend, Randolph Craft (Randy) who lives on the Big Island, who is an expert in the teachings of Buckminster Fuller.  Many years ago he was giving a “Bucky” presentation at a large business conference in Los Angeles.   I was sitting in the audience and Randy spoke about Bucky’s close relationship with John Denver and that John had written a song about Bucky.  Spontaneously I raised my hand and said I knew the song.  Randy invited me up front and I sang “What One Man Can do”  Here are the lyrics:

“What One Man Can Do”

I suppose that there are those who’ll say he had it easy,
had it made in fact, before he’d ever begun.
But they don’t know the things I know, I was always with him.
It may sound strange, but we were more than friends.
It’s hard to tell the truth when no one wants to listen, when no one really cares what’s going on.
And it’s hard to stand alone when you need someone beside you,
your spirit and your faith must be strong.What one man can do is dream, what one man can do is love.
What one man can do is change the world and make it young again,
here you see what one man can do.As shaded as his eyes might be, that’s how bright his mind is,
that’s how strong his love for you and me.
A friend to all the universe, Grandfather of the future, and everything that I would like to be.What one man can do is dream, what one man can do is love.
What one man can do is change the world and make it young again,
here you see what one man can do.
What one man can do is dream, what one man can do is love.
What one man can do is change the world and make it work again,
here you see what one man can do.
What stands out for me in this song are the lines:
It’s hard to tell the truth when no one wants to listen, when no one really cares what’s going on.
And it’s hard to stand alone when you need someone beside you,
your spirit and your faith must be strong.
This is a time on planet Earth when so many of us need to tell the truth about what is going on particularly here in the United States.  There are people in our current administration who do not speak the truth, in fact they lie most of the time.
We get to stand and say what is true for all of us.
We get to care what’s going on.
We are not standing alone!
We get to choose how we live our lives on Spaceship Earth.
This is not what one man can do.
This is what a group of committed caring people can do.
Our faith and our spirit is strong!
Please join, attend, lead any organization whose purpose is inclusive and loving.  Let us get involved now like never before.  This is our time to save planet Earth.  This may be the reason we incarnated at this time.  To make a difference that will serve our children and their children.  We have seen what Bucky can do and what John Denver can do.  Now let’s see what one people can do!  From my ‘ephemeral’ heart to yours, Thomas

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