Hi, Everyone! Today I'm announcing the very first thing I would like to do as a part of my time as Mayor. As some of you may have become aware through my posts in the "No Tomorrow Like Today" section which are, for the most part, tarot card draws, but ones that typically discuss the astrological connections that each card has, birthdays are very important to me. The day each one of us came into the world is so incredibly important. Bob Geldof's birthday is coming up very soon and I know he means so much to so many people here ~ and it's in a million different ways. Something I have said in life for a long time is that an artist will only come into your life on the exact day and in the exact moment that they or their music (it usually ends up being both) will have meaning for you. That doesn't mean that day is the LITERAL first time you heard them. It's the first day that you TRULY heard them. The reason you're hearing them now is that there have been changes in your life or within you (usually both) that suddenly make their music have significant meaning for you. It's always life~changing and sometimes even life~saving.
We all share in common that we love the Boomtown Rats and/or Bob Geldof's solo music. Both are great and full of meaning. It helps all of us very deeply that Bob is willing to be so open and honest about incredibly painful things that have happened to him, even though it goes without saying, we wish those things had never happened. Every time someone is willing to share their story openly and honestly, they change or save a life. I know Bob has changed many lives here and for his birthday, I would love for all of us to give him the gift of sharing our individual stories with him. His birthday is on October 5th, so with that day on the very near horizon, please begin to turn your thoughts toward this question:
What is a way in life that Bob's written, sung, or spoken words have changed or even saved your life? From now through his birthday, October 5th, please share in this column your stories, poems, artwork, etc., that are appreciation of this by hitting "REPLY" & sharing your story. I mention lyrics/poems & artwork because if you would rather share the difference Bob has made in your life in one of those ways as opposed to telling a story, please do. Any way of doing this at all will be great! Please add the Hashtag:
somewhere in your contribution just to make sure we can locate what you contribute & then on Bob's October 5th birthday, we'll find a way to repost them (since posts very quickly disappear from the rotating carousel!) I've added the hashtag #GiftsForBob to the bottom of this post so that once it's not in rotation at the top of the page, you can still very easily find it by entering #GiftsForBob into the search bar.
Below follows many Gifts For Bob from the Citizens of Boomtown ~