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🌤️🌾 A September to Remember: Greeting Post-Pandemic and Post-Elizabethan Age 👑🏰 with Sapphires, Asters, Poems and Songs 💎🌼📜🎶


Hello September with Floral Greetings from SoundEagle

🌾 A September to Remember 📝

What’s Special about September 2022 ?

This particular September not merely ushers in a new season but also the first September to be free from lockdowns and travel restrictions (in most countries) ever since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) became a pandemic ravaging humanity, even though Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic resulting in Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity have worsened.

It is indeed the first September during which there has been the dramatic escalation of outright exploitation or oppression, heavy-handed suppression or persecution, and unmitigated invasion or annexation, all of which have transpired via or within the regulations, procedures and operations of social institutions both within and between entities, states or countries, most notably those undergoing significant disturbances or seismic shifts in their sociocultural, political and media landscapes and information ecosystems, as well as those engaging in a series of aggrieved contests and existential tussles between (the autonomy of) self-governance and (the autocracy of) an authoritarian alternative. Many regions across the globe are poised between runaway inflation and impending recession, if not already ravaged by climate change, natural disasters, energy crisis, food insecurity, economic instability and the like. The world seems to be entering into an uncharted territory of facing multiple social, political and environmental quagmires.

Moreover, the September of 2022 has paramount importance in history as it is the very month during which people across the globe witnessed the end of the second Elizabethan era, as they bade their final farewell to Her Majesty The Queen👑. Ongoing concerns around royal privilege and social inequality aside, there now exist the questions and challanges regarding the continuity and legitimacy of the (supposedly nonpartisan, politically voiceless and uncontentious) constitutional monarchy both within and without the United Kingdom of Great Britain comprising England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, let alone the fallout from Brexit. Nevertheless, the tradition associated with the royal institution may be tailored to suit the zeitgeist, and be commensurately transformed to better gel with the evolution of social values. Conscientious English teacher, Paul Fornale, who has been a veteran of “written editorials and advocacy essays”, reflected on the legacy of the British monarchy as follows on the 20th of the month:

Illness kept me home from school yesterday, and I watched the BBC’s coverage of the state funeral for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. The grandeur, the pomp, the ceremony, and the tradition of it all reflected the importance of the monarchy to the people of the United Kingdom, as well as to the nations of the Commonwealth, for whom Her Late Majesty served as head of state. As her son, King Charles III begins his reign, we can anticipate that his coronation, whose date is as yet unannounced, will take place on a comparable scale.

Naturally, all of this raises once again the question of whether the U.K. should simply retire the monarchy as an institution. Apart from the fact that it costs taxpayers over £100 million per year, many critics protest that the institution can never separate itself from Britain’s brutal colonial legacy. Though many British colonies gained independence during Elizabeth’s 70-year reign, this liberation too often came as a result of armed struggle as the British government showed great reluctance to relinquish control over lands that had brought wealth and prestige to the British Empire, always at the expense of the people suffering colonial oppression.

British colonialism lasted roughly four centuries, and the Empire committed injustices from seizure of people’s properties to oppression of workers to environmental devastation to murder and genocide. For many people who inhabit the former colonies, the monarchy represents an inhuman legacy. Even prior to colonialism, the British throne thrived on a barbaric feudal system that dehumanized and exploited its own subjects, and British sovereigns came to rule Scotland and Ireland as the result of campaigns far more devastating than the one Russian President Vladimir Putin currently wages in Ukraine.

Sadly, Elizabeth remained mostly silent on all of this. The occupant of the throne has little role in government, and of that little the vast bulk takes the form of ceremony. Nevertheless, ceremony carries significant symbolic power, which, properly and judiciously applied, could earn the crown legitimacy and enable it to earn a status beyond that of a vestigial remnant of an outdated, shameful monolith.

As Charles becomes the latest figurehead for the kingdom, opinion polls generally show that a majority of British subjects support keeping the Royal Family as a public institution. However, a majority of young adults — those in the 18 to 24 age group — believe [that] the time has come for an elected head of state. Should later generations voice the same views, the British monarchy could find itself obsolete by the middle of this century.

For the moment, most Britons love and value this institution. If it has any meaningful value, King Charles has the burden of making that value clear. He also inherits an invaluable opportunity to address the historical atrocities that have brought his predecessors — and now himself — to the throne. His subjects will ultimately decide whether the U.K. remains a kingdom, and they will do so based on the case [that] the king builds for the monarchy’s legitimacy.

Another blog post also published on the 20th September as Paul Fornale’s is that of Rebecca Parnaby-Rooke, a writer and blogger who lives with long Covid and works with marginalised and disabled people as well as those alienated or discriminated against by churches. Comprising “the text of a sermon [that Rebecca] gave to The Ordinary Office community on Sunday 18th September 2022 about grief”, the well-written post entitled “Grief & Joy” reflects not merely her ongoing search for a more inclusive church community and progressive theology but also her understanding of the wide-ranging public reactions towards the passing of the longest-reigning British monarch whose monarchical legacy and posthumous reckoning have been thrown into sharp relief and high contrast by the chequered history of imperialism superimposed with the glorious pageantry of royal aristocracy, which was simultaneously encapsulated by the sombre expression of grief witnessed at the state funeral on the one hand, and the tacit embodiment of joy about the deceased’s seven-decade reign with indefatigable dedication on the other:

We are surrounded by [grief] at the moment. The very public grief of the royal family as they have lost their matriarch. For many of us, our own grief at the loss of the Queen, a constant in our lives. For others of us, we may have personal griefs [that] we are trying to hold while we are surrounded by [wall-to-wall] ritual, rites and memorials. Patients on palliative care pathways reminded of what is to come for their loved ones as they face their own [end-of-life] journeys. We know [that] grief is powerful, for even Jesus wept in the presence of Lazarus’ tomb. The world is so very heavy right now.

Grief comes in many forms. For example, over the summer I managed to get back to my hometown, and the beach [that] I grew up by. Getting my toes back in the sand was heavenly. Realising [that] I could only get a few metres onto the sand before it was too much, was crushing. I had to sit and watch from a distance as my family collected shells, plodged in the surf and enjoyed their freedom. I have learned to value what I have; dozing on the sand hearing the waves and feeling the breeze on my face was blissful. But oh what I would have given to get my feet in the water. My overriding emotion that day was grief.

Sometimes we hold our own personal grief. Sometimes, it is shared. On Monday as we witness the State Funeral of the Queen, there will be much shared grief. But we also recognise the grief of those who have had appointments cancelled. The grief of those who have lost income when their bank accounts are already worryingly low. The grief of those who are completely overwhelmed by the upheaval in the world and just needed the day to be routine – yet business[es] are closed, carers are absent and they sense tension in the atmosphere. Perhaps not comparable to the grief of losing a Queen. But to someone whose world consists of their immediate sensory experience, who has no concept of a Queen let alone who she was, the disruption and desperateness is not comparable at all.

It is 70 years since the last death of a monarch in Britain. Since that time we understand so much more about grieving. About inclusion, trauma. About human contact, such as holding a loved one[’]s hand through their hardest of days. Why, I wonder, has Operation London Bridge not taken such developments into account. As King Charles has been under intense pressure, travelling the UK, scrutinised over pens and had his demeanour analysed, should he not be curled up under the duvet with Camilla sorting him out hot chocolates and rubbing his feet while they binge watch the latest Bridgerton? My last bout of grief, I spent a week playing Little Alchemy 2 and getting up to 625 items from the basic 4. No regrets – although I haven’t touched it since. And I certainly wasn’t in a fit state to be doing the household admin, let alone conduct matters of state importance.

For some the collective expression of grief has been helpful. The pilgrimage-like scenes [that] we have witnessed as people queue to see the Queen’s coffin have been incredible. For others, it has all been too much, and that must be respected too. We can learn from the experiences which differ from our own. For those who saw the Queen as proactive in oppression and colonialism, we should listen to their voices and seek to understand. If the treatment of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex isn’t enough evidence [that] systemic racism is embedded throughout the fabric of our country, I don’t know what is. A person’s life is never made of a single thread, but woven with multiple strands.

Wherever you personally sit on the scale of grief, be it overwhelmed with emotion or barely interested, be it related to Queen Elizabeth or something else. Know that you are not alone. This is where the strength of collective expressions of grief come into play. When we all pause together, as we have the opportunity to do on Monday, we can reflect on the Queen’s life, our own lives and anything else on our hearts.…

In the East, the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節), also known as the Moon Festival, Chinese Lantern Festival, 🥮Mooncake Festival or Zhongqiu Festival, is a very popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar, close to the autumnal equinox. Similar holidays have long been celebrated in numerous countries such as Japan (Tsukimi), Korea (Chuseok), Vietnam (Tết Trung Thu), and other countries in East and Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. In 2022, the festival falls on the 10th of September.

Around the globe, there are several multinational festivals and holidays in September:

Judaism

  • Rosh Hashanah: usually September, sometimes early October see “Moveable”
  • Yom Kippur: late September, early October see “Moveable”
  • Sukkot: sometimes late September, usually October see “Moveable”

Secular

Looking beyond the 🌎Earth into 🌌outer space, one can attest that this is the first September to benefit from the James Webb Space Telescope after it was launched on 25 December 2021 on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. In addition, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has conducted its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) on the 26th by intentionally crashing a probe into Dimorphos, the minor-planet moon of the asteroid Didymos.

The Birthstone for September is Sapphire💎, which is not just the traditional gemstone for the astrological signs of Virgo and Libra but also the traditional gift for a 5th anniversary or a 45th wedding anniversary. On 6 February 2017, Queen Elizabeth II👑 became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee, commemorating 65 years on the throne. The Birth Flower for September is Aster🌼. Last but not the least, there are plenty of excellent Poems📜 and Songs🎶 composed specifically for September, the best of which have been specially chosen by SoundEagle🦅ೋღஜஇ for you to celebrate and commemorate this highly eventful and memorable month.

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👑 Farewell Queen Elizabeth II 🏰

The following two paragraphs extracted from Wikipedia serve well to inform readers about a number of significant events affirming that the second Elizabethan age was one of impressive longevity, aided by the remarkable stability of the Queen’s reign over seven decades in a fast-changing world, during which monarchy has become a rarity:

Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning British monarch on 9 September 2015 when she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother Victoria.[1][2] On 6 February 2017 she became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee, commemorating 65 years on the throne. In 2022, Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to reign for 70 years, and large-scale celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee occurred from 2–5 June. She reigned for 70 years, 7 months and 2 days until her death on 8 September 2022.[3]

On 9 September 2015, Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning female monarch in world history.[4][5] On 23 May 2016, her reign surpassed the claimed reign of James Francis Edward Stuart (the “Old Pretender”).[6] On 6 February 2022 (at the age of 95 years, 291 days), she became the first British monarch to reign for 70 years and celebrate a platinum jubilee.[7]

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Stated in the BADGE, ARMS, FLORAL AND OTHER EMBLEMS OF QUEENSLAND ACT 1959 [as reprinted and prepared by the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel as in force on 10 December 1997 (includes amendments up to Act No. 81 of 1997)]:

The sapphire, of any colour, is the gem emblem of the State [of Queensland in Australia].

Good wishes to all and sundry whose birthdays fall in September!

A maiden born when autumn leaves 🍂

Are rustling in September’s breeze; 💨

A Sapphire on her brow should bind 💎

To bring her joy and peace of mind. 🕊

The Birthstone for September is Sapphire, a coloured gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). Sapphire exists in a wide range of colours such as blue, yellow, brown, purple, violet, pink, orange and green. On the one hand, it is the traditional gemstone for the astrological signs of Virgo and Libra. On the other hand, it is the traditional gift for a 5th anniversary or a 45th wedding anniversary.

Hello September with Floral Greetings from SoundEagle

🌾 September Birth Flower: Aster 🌼

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🌾 September Poem 📜

 September 

The golden-rod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.

The gentian’s bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun;
In dusty pods the milkweed
Its hidden silk has spun.

The sedges flaunt their harvest,
In every meadow nook;
And asters by the brook-side
Make asters in the brook.

From dewy lanes at morning
the grapes’ sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter
With yellow butterflies.

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather,
And autumn’s best of cheer.

But none of all this beauty
Which floods the earth and air
Is unto me the secret
Which makes September fair.

‘T is a thing which I remember;
To name it thrills me yet:
One day of one September
I never can forget.

Originally printed in Poems (Roberts Brothers, 1892).

This poem is in the public domain.

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Frank Sinatra September Song (1999 / Digital Remaster)

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42 comments on “🌤️🌾 A September to Remember: Greeting Post-Pandemic and Post-Elizabethan Age 👑🏰 with Sapphires, Asters, Poems and Songs 💎🌼📜🎶

  1. I love this post,SoundEagle – so many beautiful gemstones and much to learn about them. I feel like we’re saying goodbye to September, so I’m looking forward to your October post!

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  2. A beautiful, post @SoundEagle—- September is my birthday month 🙂 but has been special to me for various reasons. I don’t think I’ve done a September poem.

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  3. I love September because it’s the last bit of summer.

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  4. Charles Berthoud’s bass guitar playthrough of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” is marvelous!

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  6. September had its ups and downs for me but overall it was a good month. Hope you have a wonderful October.

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  7. What a splendid homage to September – my husband’s and son’s birth month! There will never be another Queen Elizabeth – she was something very special.

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  8. Tanta roba a settembre!
    Per me sarà sempre speciale, è il mese in cui è nata mia figlia .

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  9. You made me feel better about September. One high point for me was spending five days in Bend, Oregon, visiting friends we had not seen since pre-pandemic days.

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  10. For me September signals Spring in Australia and Autumn in England, two of my favourite seasons. There is so much work in your posts, well done 🌟

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  11. I’ll miss Queen Elizabeth, her son has mighty big shoes to fill.

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  12. September Senryū

    seventh month has slipped
    here ’tis spring not autumn
    soundeagle make us smile

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  13. […] as the passing of Her Majesty The Queen👑 gives people all over the world the opportunity to ponder her legacy and to (re)consider the […]

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  14. Perfect September summary!

    September is my birth month, so it’s special for me.

    I once saw a sapphire necklace in a jeweller’s window and it was so beautiful, I still have a clear memory of it six years later. The stones were the deepest, darkest blue. Simply gorgeous.

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  15. Love this post.my salute to Queen Elizabeth 🌺🙏🌺

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  16. Beautiful treasures of gemstones🌺🙏🌺

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  17. Your poetry is both metrically inaccurate and strained of rhyme. I invite you to erase this uselessly denigrative comment, as I have erased yours on my site. Please have a more affirmative day.

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    • Dear Ana

      Welcome to the intellectual home, sonic nest, musical den and artistic eyrie of SoundEagle🦅, who is preserving your previous comment for posterity and for all to see, and who can indeed rejoice in the knowledge that the critic in you is very much alive and well. You are very welcome to perceive and verbalise the drama, dynamism and complexity coming across in certain artforms (not restricted to just poetry, especially on a multidisciplinary website such as this one, which you were visiting and commenting for the second time) that make use of dramatic, at times almost provocative juxtapositions to reflect and serve the textual-cum-visual-cum-sonic narrative and stylistic rendering of their subject matters as (re)presented here.

      Now that SoundEagle🦅 is aware of your poetic faculty and artistic sensibility as well as your personality, you are invited to exercise them with sagacity and responsibility, but not in the brusque, aggressive, vexing and truculent manner that you have patently shown in your previous comment, which is tantamount to a furious, vexatious, spiteful, splenetic, inflammatory, unjustified, uncivilized and misguided response to SoundEagle🦅’s very first comment submitted to your blog post entitled “Keep Turning”, dated October 7, 2022 at 4:53 am, and duplicated here as follows:

      Dear Ana,

      This newest poem of yours is magnificent and almost perfectly rhymed. Its subject matters are very intense and well-paced. You ought to be highly commended!

      I would just like to mention that “are” does not rhyme with “her” and “proffer” in the tenth stanza.

      Since I have been composing mainly rhyming poems, often with end rhymes, internal rhymes, alliterations, assonances, consonances, sibilances as well as rhythmic devices, syllabic schemes, musical patterns, and other subtle or overt features, I naturally notice and gravitate to such features. Hence, I have many good reasons to like your poems, in particular, this one entitled “Keep Turning”.

      Happy October to you!

      Wishing you a wonderfully productive October doing, enjoying or blogging whatever that satisfies you the most, including writing more impressive poems for us!

      Yours sincerely,
      SoundEagle

      Given that each stanza of your 16-stanza poem is supposed to have the same AABBA rhyme scheme, the tenth stanza in its current form is clearly a deviation:

      If you’ll allow a simple poet her
      Humble opinion quietly proffer
      On how give love due recompense
      While yet attending to defense:
      They not mutually exclusive are

      In stark contrast to your approach, and contrary to your unfavourable interpretation of what actually transpired, SoundEagle🦅 has copiously acknowledge your talent and dedication in the aforementioned comment, which is ostensibly one that was composed out of an admiration for your poetry as much as it is one that demonstrates that SoundEagle🦅 has perused and responded to your post with great care and good will so that you may fix the deviation or retain it if you so wish, in addition to offering you a highly positive and constructive feedback. Such a manner of care and good will is still being extended to you right here and now.

      Let’s hope that in time, you will come to realize that SoundEagle🦅 has always meant well, and that you will go on to write many more poems and texts to your own satisfaction, regardless of what and how SoundEagle🦅 or anybody else might have responded to your output at a particular moment in time.

      By the way, SoundEagle🦅 has also prepared some comprehensive, systematic and beneficial tools to assist all and sundry in their journey and endeavour to become a better artist, blogger and writer. Click one or more of the following to enjoy them:

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      Yours sincerely,Rose Greeting
      ܓSoundEagle🦅

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      • It is my sincere hope that your spurious self-superiority, no matter how “affirmatively” swaddled, finds its expression otherwhere than on my site, which is conducted not as a debate on poetic form but as a vehicle for emotional reader experience on the subjects treated in the works themselves. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

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      • Dear Ana

        Good advice has indeed fallen on deaf ears. Summarily accusing your host here of having superiority complex and not understanding the intended function of your blog to retrospectively justify your intransigence and unreasonable reactions aside, had you bothered to not merely examine how SoundEagle🦅 has been commenting here and elsewhere, but also stop jumping to conclusions about the said comment submitted to your blog in conjunction with remaining clear-minded whilst examining your very own expectations, flawed reactions, inflammatory outbursts and cognitive pitfalls, you would have refrained from making a number of highly problematic if not markedly undignified responses and thus inevitably come to very different conclusions. In this regard, you are welcome to peruse the following post:

        😱 We have Paleolithic Emotions; Medieval Institutions; and God-like Technology 🏰🚀

        Yours sincerely,Rose Greeting
        ܓSoundEagle🦅

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      • Thank you with an exceeding, over the top, overweening superfluity of hyperbolic verbiage. I’ll let you get in a few hundred last words now, merely reiterating my request that you confine your pseudo-erudition to locations other than my own site.

        Enjoy ~ you do seem to!

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      • Dear Ana

        Jumping to conclusions and repeating overt defence mechanisms with misguided accusations, condescending remarks, vexatious misrepresentations and problematic requests aside, you can do very well to heed SoundEagle🦅’s care, good will, advice and recommendations, regardless of how (vehemently) you continue to dismiss and disparage them. Such severe lapses in judgement and unbecoming behaviours of yours are at best a fatuous, tempestuous deflection of your underlying insecurities, and at worst a counterproductive, inglorious display of wilful denigration, enmity and resentment that utterly fails to conceal immaturity, incivility, vindictiveness and desperation, let alone your eschewing, undermining, renouncing or discrediting good will, wisdom and benevolence.

        Yours sincerely,Rose Greeting
        ܓSoundEagle🦅

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  18. Beautiful Tribute SoundEagle! 💗

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  19. Life rushes by swiftly. However, it is when one takes stock at what has transpired that the journey and how far we have come takes shape.

    Thank you for the delightful parcel of September gems, songs (Frank Sinatra ❤️) and the excellent summary of modernity’s more recent highlights.

    I enjoyed all your segments in this post. Your wonderful framing of the late Queen Elizabeth II as the epitome of an era was indeed profound.

    That you took us around the world and beyond…epic and exhilarating!

    I enjoyed your thoughtful and thought-provoking share. Bravo, SoundEagle. 💖

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    • Dear Suzette

      A bespoke reply is owed to you for visiting, enjoying and complimenting the intellectual home, sonic nest, musical den and artistic eyrie of SoundEagle🦅, who has found your very first comment submitted to this blog to be a delightful and thoughtful response to this highly special post intended to be a fitting tribute to the distinctly eventful month that was historically momentous and unforgettable for so many people across the globe. There is not merely maturity of thoughts in your response but also a caring spirit in your reply, which has somehow resonated deeply with your host here. Thank you very much indeed.

      Indeed, “it is when one takes stock at what has transpired that the journey and how far we have come [take] shape”, as you mentioned. Whilst we celebrated the achievements, dedications and legacies of Queen Elizabeth II👑, we shall never forget the dire consequences of colonialism involving the conquest of former colonies and the subjugation of their peoples under the rule of the British empire. The industrial revolution and the age of enlightenment have come at a very high price. In many ways, the Age of Enlightenment has been built upon or achieved via the exploitation of the third and fourth worlds, whose numerous citizens are still paying the terrible price more than 500 years later.

      All in all, SoundEagle🦅 is very pleased to know that you have enjoyed the diverse offerings here, and wonders whether you have a special liking for any particular song(s). Speaking of music, you are welcome to transport yourself instantly to a related post by clicking the following title:

      🎼🎹 Pondering Musical Lineage on the Queen’s Birthday 👑🍰

      In the related post, you will learn about lesser-known facts as well as the notable musical connections between SoundEagle🦅 and Queen Elizabeth II👑. In addition, please turn on your finest speakers or headphones, as the said multimedia post will be playing SoundEagle🦅’s musical composition to you automatically for about three and a half minutes. Please enjoy to your heart’s content.

      Yours sincerely,Rose Greeting
      ܓSoundEagle🦅

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  20. Terrific post — thank you!

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  23. So strange. Sapphire on my hand, and Aster, the name I had in mind for my daughter. Neither of us September born, but I have always been drawn to the fall. The indie/pop compilation is stunning. Some songs I haven’t heard, which is delightful. Thank you for all of this circular sort of knowledge, music and soulfulness. I will return to this well again. Cheers! Sound Eagle

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  24. SoundEagle, I am blessed that you chose to reference some of my content in your blog, thank you. You have certainly curated a wealth of content to enjoy, as you say, a true garden to wander through. Thank you for your gifts.

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    • Dear Rebecca

      You are very welcome. How delightful it is that you have arrived at SoundEagle🦅’s intellectual home, sonic nest, musical den and artistic eyrie to deliver such an endearing comment! Thank you indeed.

      You have probably noticed that SoundEagle🦅 is the first person to have read and liked your “About” page and your “Introduction and Explanation” page, where SoundEagle🦅 originally intended to submit comments but commenting has not been enabled in both of the aforementioned pages.

      Therefore, let us communicate here instead. First of all, SoundEagle🦅 would like to congratulate you on your effort in establishing a professional website to feature your works and ideas as your spiritual journey unfolds through your continual search for a more inclusive church community and progressive theology. Well done!

      Having known of the late John Shelby “Jack” Spong (16 June 1931 – 12 September 2021) for more than two decades, SoundEagle🦅 wishes to inform you that he was an American bishop of the Episcopal Church, whose “Twelve Points for Reform” were elaborated in his 2001 book entitled A New Christianity for a New World:

      1. Theism, as a way of defining God, is dead. So most theological God-talk is today meaningless. A new way to speak of God must be found.
      2. Since God can no longer be conceived in theistic terms, it becomes nonsensical to seek to understand Jesus as the incarnation of the theistic deity. So the Christology of the ages is bankrupt.
      3. The Biblical story of the perfect and finished creation from which human beings fell into sin is pre-Darwinian mythology and post-Darwinian nonsense.
      4. The virgin birth, understood as literal biology, makes Christ’s divinity, as traditionally understood, impossible.
      5. The miracle stories of the New Testament can no longer be interpreted in a post-Newtonian world as supernatural events performed by an incarnate deity.
      6. The view of the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of the world is a barbarian idea based on primitive concepts of God and must be dismissed.
      7. Resurrection is an action of God. Jesus was raised into the meaning of God. It therefore cannot be a physical resuscitation occurring inside human history.
      8. The story of the Ascension assumed a three-tiered universe and is therefore not capable of being translated into the concepts of a post-Copernican space age.
      9. There is no external, objective, revealed standard written in scripture or on tablets of stone that will govern our ethical behavior for all time.
      10. Prayer cannot be a request made to a theistic deity to act in human history in a particular way.
      11. The hope for life after death must be separated forever from the behavior control mentality of reward and punishment. The Church must abandon, therefore, its reliance on guilt as a motivator of behavior.
      12. All human beings bear God’s image and must be respected for what each person is. Therefore, no external description of one’s being, whether based on race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, can properly be used as the basis for either rejection or discrimination.

      Spong was one of the first American bishops to ordain a woman into the clergy, in 1977. He was the first to ordain an openly gay man, Robert Williams, in 1989. In his 1991 book entitled “Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture”, Spong argued that St Paul was homosexual.

      All in all, SoundEagle🦅 is delighted to have come across your blog and writings.

      Wishing you a productive November doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most, including but not limited to composing highly commendable blog posts! Happy December to you soon!

      Yours sincerely,Rose Greeting
      ܓSoundEagle🦅

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