MKE WEEK 21 LOOKS BACK AT EARLIEST BLOG ROVER HISTORY

The photo above was taken just before i became one of the first ever MKE Blog Rovers. For all of you still inclined to believe a person can never change, I think doing the MKE (Master Mind Experience) 6-month program not only changed me mentally, but also physically. Don’t think so? Just take a look — moment to moment — comment to comment, as I continue…

                                      BLOGSTER BITS ON DISPLAY

A chronological chronicle, a comment compendium composed and collected by the guy some call Lorenzo.

1. A COOKIE-CUTTER WEDDING CAKE I JUST FINISHED BAKIN’, TO CELEBRATE THE JOURNEY YOU’VE JUST STARTED MAKIN’

Some thoughts On the importance of blogging

Even casual observation is sufficient to know the positive correlation between staying current writing and submitting weekly blog posts, and the likelihood of graduating at the end of the MKE program;. Even a sentence or two is better than nothing at all, in the long haul.

There is a misconception that if your blog continues to falter and find yourself further and further behind, “might as well quit now, because I’m so far behind already, I’ll never catch up and failure is already impossible to avoid.” If this were really true, it’s only because we’ve allowed ourselves to fall into the illusion that tangible requirements, as important as they’ve been purported to be, will never keep a determined person from experiencing the MKE program in its entirety.

In the beginning there appears to be a certain degree of honor associated with graduations in general. I don’t think it’s always obvious to every member, even after having graduated, there will be no diplomas, no special accolades; however, the opportunity to become lifetime members and guides more than makes up for the non existence of congratulatory documentation.

Seems to me, the importance of completing the MKE  program be associated early and often with the two opportunities noted. The importance of carrots should never be minimized just as the use of all the carrots available maximized.

                               This power-pose stuff even makes me feel young again!

2. Just like Gandhi, Neil, you appear to be leveling things out to an even keel! Thanks for making it real!!!

                                                     A baby picture of my sister and me.

3. Dawn and/or Ran, you’ve demonstrated with this most excellent post that you can! So, please, giddyup and get one more post published before Friday this, and we can keep you on the blogroll and give you a great big MKE hug and a kiss!!!

4. Obviously, persistence has paid off big time for you and your family! It’s taken root, and now is affecting the entire family tree! Now that’s a #MKE way to be!

                                                      Hey, little girl, want some candy?

5.Regarding what you’ve written, I do believe your first name could just as easily been “Mary,” because this post has a distinctive spiritual flavor – one could almost call sacred. Taking another viewpoint, subsequent to placing the same Mary in front of your Ellen seems appropriate, too, because this post of yours really jams! I hope you can hear me – you got me a bit excited – and I’m YELLING!

6. What you did with your parents exposure, gave me a feeling of closure! How about you? The way things are came together might be considered one of those “inextricable things!” Don’t you think?

                               I’ve got to quit hangin’ out by these school yard fences!

7. Might what you are calling “a stroke of luck and good fortune, also be called one of those “inextricable things?” Don’t be surprised if it’s MKMMA, and not the Red Bull, that gives you wings! 🙂

8. The gal in the glass is a vignette! The gal in the glass we won’t ever forget!

       I think they are beginning to figure out I don’t really go to this school…especially after  I gave them my definition of “THE GOLDEN RULE.”

9. This post got me deep in my head, pondering the words that you’ve said. Crying, crawling, inching forward a little at a time; with all your knowing, all your growing, what you are reaching for must be something quite sublime!

10. I can tell from this story of your DMP acquisition, it’s physiological position. Placed deep within your core is that brick, someone could haul off and hit it with a pick, and it’s still gonna stick! Woohooooo!!

Mahalo, for returning me to a day when I was “viscerally reminded,” I was nearly blinded, though the skies be dark and gray!

After I told one gal I was the 100th monkey, she said instead of Clint Eastwood, I should have played the lead role in the movie, “DIRTY HAIRY…HARRY.”

11. What does your post say to me? Hmmmm! With all that is infinite at our disposal, even amidst such diversity – sometimes even, adversity – we can find that “one thing” – uniquely our own – yet with so much meaningful value for others, it could be taught at the University! So, for all you “sheeple” out there, “listen to Kim!” Mahalo!!

12. And this post – OMG! – Without a sound, the sit is lyrical – without a doubt, a miracle! Mahalo!

Oh, the wisdom I got from school. The “GOLDEN RULE” is not about who has the most gold rules, after all. It’s about the service rendered. My mama didn’t raise no fool. (You might want to check that double negative, Mr. Big Tooth, with the Cheshire grin).

13. As you lean back into the past and/or forward into the future, I’m curious to know if 1. Are you in a sit when doing this? And 2. Is what you’re bringing back into the current moment – the now – making more or less of it?

14. This is a very thought-provoking post, Kaori! Because of it, I realized I have drifted away from my everyday habit of listening to an audio entitled “UNLIMITED AND FREE.” With thousands of overlaying positive affirmations, this is a habit I need to reinstall! In fact, a few moments ago, I dug it out of mothballs, and listened for a while! Thanks for this, and thanks for writing such a great post!

I do a great impression of Satchmo Louis Armstrong. Want to hear it?

15. Yes, you’re old blueprint is feeling neglected. Keep up your vigilance, until it’s completely ejected!

16. I thank you, Jessica, for this reminder of a positive habit we would all do well to incorporate into our personal blueprint! I daresay you are obviously losing your resistance to persistence!

I love the direction of your persistence – aimed straight at the heart of being a self-directed thinker; because that’s something we should all take to heart!

17. For some reason, Janicke, the book written by a Ram Dass began to shriek at me “BE HERE NOW!” Can you think of any reason why?

        Don’t be staring at me too long, or you’ll be thinking of reasons “why not,” instead. 

As a great big thank you for stopping by, I think it only appropriate to end this episode of MKE personal transformation with Black Sabbath’s, Ozzy Osbourne , singing the very haunting, “CHANGES.”

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Any and all feedback related to this post is encouraged and appreciated. Look for the comment box at the bottom of this post. If not present, simply click on the title at the top of this post, and scroll to the bottom.

Once again. MAHALO!

 

IT’S MKE WEEK 20 AND THIS BLOG ROVER HAS A VISION

…and out of that VISION comes a DECISION. Ideally a Blog Rover not only reads, comments, and shares on social media the mandatory weekly blog posts created by MKE students, he or she coulda, woulda, shoulda be writing and publishing as well. Well, I’m also a big fan of double (or triple, or quad…) duty. In other words, the purpose for commenting is encouragement; encouragement for the individual student, and indirectly for others — mostly other students — that happen to stop by and read the comments. Now what if those very same comments could be collected and blogged. Turns out they can. It’s called copy and paste, and last week I began implementing this strategy with a comment made on Julie Fiess’ Week 5 blog post entitled “SEEMING CONTRADICTIONS”

 

It was easiest blog I’ve ever written; because it already essentially was. Copy and paste remember. That’s double duty. It started with a double duty vision, or “double vision” for short. I’m not sure how much value turning this vision into solid form may ultimately bring, however, the job was so crispy and light, I knew in an instant it had to be right. And in that very same instant I made up my mind. The decision to continue with the plan just outlined above is so easy to see, anyone could see it — even the blind.

Guess what. Just had another vision, What about all those comments made during the two years gone by? Boy o boy, that’s a lot of material gathering dust in the Rover annals (sigh), should I use them too? (wouldn’t you?) A blast from the past sparkling again in the light of day. Whether sprinkled or poured a whole week at a time, now that’s a tough decision, what else can I say? (It really should rhyme) I’ve already said it. I call them blogster bits on display. Yay!!!

      This is the model I’ve chosen to stimulate my amazing visionary power. 

                                    BLOGSTER BITS ON DISPLAY

A chronological chronicle, a comment compendium composed and collected by the guy some call Lorenzo.

2. Given what you did as pointed out, Gary, please, do not let fall too far behind when it comes to publishing your blog. Your only a week behind at the moment. You have too much to say, too much to be heard, to let herself fall by the wayside in this arena. Some might even call it obscena, if you know what I meana. LOL 🙂

3.  Hi Becky! Your Blog Rover friend, Loren, here. We are truly blessed to have you with us. Buckle your seat belt, and enjoy the ride!

It’s a journey like no other that cannot be denied!

4. An interesting realization, Tom! I think most people would have a difficult time thinking that anything other than our “objective mind” is actually the one making all the decisions and running the show. Although just a fleeting thought, I’m left to wonder why the universal allowed us to dabble at all with something that started out so perfect – our subconscious mind. Well, “to err is human, forgive divine.” Perhaps, therefore, it was with the intent to provide the fodder required for the law of forgiveness to have some purpose, some reason for being. Anyway you slice it, chop it,  dice it, thanks for your ongoing snippets that, provide a hint of what’s happening in the world of terrific. 🙂

5. And we are truly blessed, Angela, by this description of a portion of your life written with such zest. It just goes to show, sometimes when were not feeling at our physical optimum, some people – you, for instance, – seem to be able to function at what looks like their best! 🙂

6. New flesh arises from the ashes of a now forgotten world. All because one man, named Grover was able to flip-flop our understanding, or lack of it actually, until nothing remained except the absolute abundance that became recognized, utilized, and the theme of the Civilization of the Universe that unbeknownst to most lay on the near horizon. Thanks for staying on top of your blogging experience from week to week, Mr. Sheffield 🙂

7. Hi, Bobbie! Is very obvious in reading what you have to say, that you are being impacted in the way intended when Charles Haanel wrote the Master Keys a century ago. Bravo! Thanks for staying on top of your blogging experience by publishing another well-written post! 🙂

8. Hi, Rob! Your Blog Rover friend, Loren, here. It appears that you already have some experience in the blogging arena, and have applied it to good effect in describing your Week One experiences. When you are excited, I’m excited; so, looking forward to reading more! 🙂

9. A valuable lesson learned in the area of over-commitment I’d say, Rob. I totally agree. In the olden days, “beating yourself up” may have seemed the right thing to do. Fashionable even, such that it could easily become part of the blueprint we are currently attempting to change for the better. Love it, or leave it. “The law of growth” tells us what happens to those things both welcome and unwelcome things that we focus our attention upon. Thanks for your honest display of insight that many will find personal value for themselves in reading what you have just said about yourself. Thanks for staying on top of your blogging week after week as you have! Great post!

10. And isn’t it nice, Noreen? You can express all the opinions you want in a blog post, and not be concerned about being… Well, I almost said “reprimanded; yet we both know “the red pencil syndrome” doesn’t care if you’re left or right-handed. So let’s leave it at, I have a hunch it’s probably a welcome relief to get some of that “everything” out there for change. LOL

11. Hi, Greg! Regarding, “This confusion, questioning, doubting has become a habit of thought in itself. “I don’t know what I want to do with my life” seems to have almost become part of my identity, and I don’t know how to break out of it.” Having made this realization, you are already way ahead of most folks out there. The law of relaxation, the sit, etc., should all be instrumental in providing the “how” that you’ve listed. I have a hunch, the “what” will soon be coming along in similar fashion. Terrific post! You’ve got this!

12. Hi, Tracy! If by any chance your DMP involves directing a short film, then, indeed, I can definitely see how you might see, feel, and taste your joyful success in that endeavor, because I can feel your warmth from here. I’m located in the San Francisco Bay Area, by the way. LOL 🙂 Where are you?

Thanks for staying on top of your blogging, as witnessed by your successfully publishing week after week!  🙂

13. Hi Julie! Congrats on publishing another well thought out and well written blog post.

14. I can state as a fact, Georgina, regarding the DMP and the PPNs, many experience feelings similar to yours. Your guide and the sit will help you find that golden self inside that will blow your mind! 🙂

By the way, I’m one of seven also. In December, I will be seventy-one. LOL 🙂

15. I imagine your enthuuuusiasm, Georgina, is beginning to bubble over into everyone you meet…and that’s quite a treat! LOL 🙂

16. I can feel your breath from here, Ellaysa! It fills me with more life, more happiness, more joy! 🙂

17. The sit and the reading, Jake, are key exercises to make the most of this program. It’s wonderful to have your wife supporting you! If you decide to become a guide, should make it that much easier to fan her desire to sign up next year.

18. Hi, Jake! Your Blog Rover friend, Loren, here. Writing the DMP is quite likely for just about everyone, the most challenging and significant “to do’s” that’s incorporated into the MKE program. It was for me! It’s no wonder so many people never get what they

really want in life, because they’ve never given enough thought to know what exactly it is. I’m looking forward to reading more of how you fare in this regard. Great post! 🙂

19. Hi, Eldridge! Your Blog Rover friend, Loren, here. I can already tell you’re well on your way out of the “ping-pong“ way of thinking and into the realm Tiger Woods personifies. I’m personally looking forward to witnessing your progress (or lack of it,

as sometimes happens to everyone) described in your weekly blog. Good job! Bam! You’ve got this! 🙂

20. Hi Lena! This week features the 7-Day Mental Diet, so I’m sending everyone an affirmation that embodies a philosophy belonging to those who have found true happiness:

“ Everything that happens to me is the best thing that can happen to me.”

It’s those lazy, hazy, DAISY, days of summer!

As a thank you for stopping by, here is 16-year-old Sarah Grace singing her heart out, as a 2018 semi-finalist on “The Voice.”

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Once again. MAHALO!

 

MKE WEEK 19 WAS PLANNED TO LAMENT…

…yet on second thought that idea seemed as tasty as pulverized, regurgitated chunks of broken cement; and as every GOLDEN BUDDHA knows, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts.” So no shattered concealments do I  speak of today. Better left scattered right where they lay.
And that stuff on the inside, the stuff we can’t see, sometimes bubbles to the surface onto blog pages composed by students of the course MKE (Master Key Experience — THERE’S NOTHING LIKE IT!). What might that be? Perhaps, indirectly discernible via comments coming from yours truly, That’s me.

’twill be a chronological chronicle. Yeserie!

Although not the first comment I made on blogs written by this year’s classy class of MKE students, it is the first I placed in our BLOG ROVER archive. Julie Fiess’ Week 5 blog post entitled “SEEMING CONTRADICTIONS” is the one sent me mentally scurrying for a suitable reply. If for no other reason, this comment is far longer than numerous others I had already set forth during the past 5 weeks; and that’s probably why I decided to save it — thus engaging a simplified version of Newton’s 3 Laws — in this case, applied to human behavior; i.e., “A body at rest, tends to stay at rest. A body in motion, tends to stay in motion.” Thanks to Julie, I’m moving again!

To read Julie’s post go here: https://thestoryofjulie977102922.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/week-5-seeming-contradictions/   which is the same as https://bit.ly/2IfQyIk

— Regarding your theme: “SEEMING CONTRADICTIONS,” perhaps the following will add some clarity and snap everything together. Have you heard cliches similar to “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” And, of course, how many different substances did Edison try before discovering tungsten was needed for the filament to make the electric light bulb work. About a 1000 or so. Put the two together, and in a sense to duplicate, you’d be falling down not just 7 times, but 999. So many attempts! So many failures! Yet did Edison fail? No. Was he a failure? No. The point is don’t let these disappointments stop us. As long as we keep pushing forward — sometimes possibly changing our approach one or more times along the way — we have not quit. Often temporary set backs are an inevitable part of what’s needed for ultimate success.

Then there is Yoda. “There is no try…just do.” The word “try” contains an element of uncertainty leading to actions without full commitment, leading to actions more prone to pessimistic rather than optimistic failure (bet you never heard of that before. It’s a new one on me) and that failure more likely causing us to quit. I think when you said not regretting those things you tried, it may because you were doing more than just trying, you were doing. (Doing = optimistic failure?! Why not?) Even though you may not have achieved the results anticipated at the outset in each instance. everything that was acquired was a valuable part of the progression bringing you to this moment in time.

And let us not forget one of the 7 Laws of the Mind, The Law of Practice. Practice is needed to achieve true greatness. Was it Chopra who said, “Do a lot, accomplish little. Do a little, accomplish a lot. Do nothing, accomplish everything.” He is referring to those people who have trained the mind to tap into the Universal so well through meditation, for instance, they have acquired great power able to exert great influence over their external surroundings. Their ability came after years of practice. Mental practice can be a tremendous time saver. Doesn’t mean some hard work might be required at times. Great basketball players might be able to improve their game with some mental practice, yet most of what’s needed is on the court.

When you say,

“The Master Key reading said not to start an endeavor at all unless continuing to success is an absolute certainty because quitting develops a subconscious acceptance of quitting. Ironically, this concept was taught at one of the seminars I attended in which they promoted changing our lives by changing our actions. confuses me. I imagine all courses designed with success in mind, underscore the “quitting is not an option principle.”

Are you implying changing our actions requires quitting of a sort. If so, I agree. How can we do new things if still doing the old. We cannot. New good habits require the space once occupied by the old bad habits. Once again stopping one thing to do another is not quitting as long as the ultimate goal remains in place.

And “persistent continuous action toward its attainment [of my DMP].” in the blue print builder applies to everything — physical, mental, and spiritual. Doing the sit, is an action. Thinking is an action. In the case of thinking, it generally improves as an action proportionate to decreasing levels of physical activity.

Bach in his Messiah’s Handbook points out, “We teach best, what we most need to learn.” Thanks for the lessons!

If you’re wondering what in the heck is he talking about, please check out Julie’s blog. How do you know I’m out to lunch, if you haven’t looked inside the brown paper bag? LOL 🙂

Speaking of moving, no matter the size, shape or packaging, you’ve got to admit these folks are groovin’. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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As a personal thank you for subscribing to either the “7-DAY MENTAL DIET,” or my BLOG/NEWSLETTER, I will add you to my list giving you advance notice of when to sign up for our next MKMMA 6-month, pay-it-forward program!

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Once again. MAHALO!

 

AFTER THE WEEK 18 WEBBY, I WAS WALKING DOWN THE AISLE…

 

…at Grocery Outlet in Jackson, CA, when I just happened to stop momentarily near a family of four doing some major shopping. The little girl in the group, who looked to be 5, 6, 7, or so, was easily overheard cautioning her father, as she watched him fill his heavily-laden grocery cart with more and more items from the freezer case, “Better watch out, or you’re gonna go broke.”

She repeated, “Better watch out, or you’re gonna go broke,” each time sounding more like an adult — albeit poorly trained — financial adviser, than a child not usually expected to bare the burden of such responsibilities.

No one, except me, appeared to be paying much attention. Perhaps, because she was simply mimicking mom, who was currently too involved doing whatever she was doing — there was the little bro, you know — to notice how her daughter had picked up her habit. Certainly, evidence supporting how many conversations back home involved a lack of money was massive, given the Wallmart/hand-me-down look of what everyone wore, and the worn-down, over-worked, under-payed look of good-ol dad, who had obviously taken the fine art of ignoring his off-spring to levels still uncharted. Point of fact, the needle measuring the amplitude of his stony-faced expression appeared to be caught somewhere between nothing and sad. This ability might make any of the pros at “tHE wORLD sERIES OF pOKER” proud — if all the folks playing, filming, watching were capable of not becoming too bummed — which they can’t — so he isn’t — too bad — I think. 

Well, as small as this sample size might be, there’s much to be gleaned  about the state of our once great nation. This I know.

Along with how much MKE represents what is left of our saving graces.

Until next time, it’s a rap.

(A touch of foreshadowing: next time will look a little more like this. I promise.)


And, although unrelated, here’s a song I like,

Thanks for stopping by!

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REMEMBER: to complete your subscription to either, you must go to the email address you’ve typed in, find the confirmation message with my name: Loren Taylor, open it, and click the subscriber verification link inside.

When subscribing, there is no further obligation, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

As a personal thank you for subscribing to either the “7-DAY MENTAL DIET,” or my BLOG/NEWSLETTER, I will add you to my list giving you advance notice of when to sign up for our next MKMMA 6-month, pay-it-forward program!

Any and all feedback related to this post is encouraged and appreciated. Look for the comment box at the bottom of this post. If not present, simply click on the title at the top of this post, and scroll to the bottom.

Once again. MAHALO!

 

THIS MKE WEEK 17HJ HERO’S JOURNEY GOES BACKWARDS IN TIME

 

Last year, my weekly MKMMA (MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE) blog opened this way,

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine! Imagine that, and you’ve got the start of a fable. The kind of story told in olden times at a large Christmas table. Heroes there were …
(That was last year)
…and this year is this:
…and heroes there are…

because a hero resides inside each one of us, ready to burst forth at the sound of the HERALD’S CALL, and take what John Campbell has labeled the HEROES JOURNEY.

While the MKE 6-month program has adopted Napoleon Hill’s “DEFINITE MAJOR PURPOSE” (DMP) to serve as a common denominator propelling us forward; and there our certain principles of language that must be followed to make the most of what we hold inside — that “what,” that DMP, that vision of the person we want to become, living the life we want to live, is as unique as the snow flakes Mother Nature sends to remind of what very few — too few — ever see, recognize, LET ALONE take action and create.

Just think about it. How high is the % of individuals, who have lost their way in the clutter of life? How many find themselves struggling to merely survive, unable to free themselves from the stagnation rut that has seemingly stolen their ability to move in a direction they would choose — if they only knew they would choose it — which they don’t, because that golden vision — Campbell’s GOLDEN BUDDHA — is buried under layers of lack-driven/fear-based cement; where it still sits still, as their last breath escapes, carrying away their life force, and their dreams, before ever bathing in the light of their awareness, and drying off in the light of day.

You’ve probably heard of the “sheeple.” They are the people of mainstream American society (and other countries). They are often the ones I’ve described in the paragraph above. The cement over coats have been/are designed by the ruling elite, the cabal, the illuminNOTti, whose minions — those in control of government, big business, finance — use main stream, mass media to peddle their garments — as impenetrable as lead, yet as light and feathery as the perfumed, dark illusions from which they are woven to fog up our heads. Inside all struggling efforts to break free are weakened by the GMO-tainted, sugary poison labeled as food, and stifled by breathing air, sparkling with Fukushima radiation, laden with toxic chemicals of “so-called” water vapor, jet plane exhaust, floating, falling, innocently from the skies, to tickle our noses, and redden our eyes. 

As great would be chopping off the heads, so to speak, of those psycho-maniacs at the top, thus freeing the citizens of the world, MKE shows each of us how we, as individuals, can experience complete fulfillment, while the status quo continues to row in the choppy reality we’ve all come to know.

Mark Januszewski, the co-creator of MKE, is well aware of our plight. Not wishing to muddy the water with as clear delineation as I have — this kind of focus only tends to strengthen that which is focused upon — prefers Billy Joel’s “THE RIVER OF DREAMS”, as a metaphorical expression.

The illusions that fill “THE RIVER OF DREAMS” seem more pleasantly delicious than they do nefarious and vicious, yet there is that knowing there is something more, and this knowing only increases the hunger, which, in turn, increases the pain of unsatisfied desire.

See how many interpretations you can come up with.
In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
From the mountains of faith
To the river so deep
I must be looking for something
Something sacred I lost
But the river is wide
And it’s too hard to cross
Even though I know the river is wide
I walk down every evening and stand on the shore
I try to cross to the opposite side
So I can finally find what I’ve been looking for
In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the valley of fear
To a river so deep
I’ve been searching for something
Taken out of my soul
Something I’d never lose
Something somebody stole
I don’t know why I go walking at night
But now I’m tired and I don’t want to walk anymore
Hope it doesn’t take the rest of my life
Until I find what it is I’ve been looking for
In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the jungle of doubt
To the river so deep
I know I’m searching for something
Something so undefined
That it can only be seen
By the eyes of the blind
In the middle of the night
Not sure about a life after this
God knows I’ve never been a spiritual man
Baptized by fire, I wade into the river
That is runnin’ through the promised land
In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the desert of the truth
To the river so deep
We all end in the ocean
We all start in the streams
We’re all carried along
By the river of dreams
In the middle of the night

“Lyrically, Billy is “searching for something”, though Billy himself has stated he is unsure what the song means.” Is it “so undefined” that he cannot clearly see what it is? Or does he really know, and feel it safer to conceal the fact . Or somewhere in between?

Here’s Billy’s wife at the time, supermodel Christie Brinkley, on the banks of “the river,” painting the cover of the River Of Dreams album (released in August of 1993),


And here is that cover,


And here is Billy Joel singing his song, “The River Of Dreams,”

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