#SoCS for 7/21/18 ~ Organ

Good morning!.  Time for another edition of #SoCS.  Linda tells us our prompt is organ. If you’d like to join in, here are the rules and ping back.

Hmmm.  First thought is organ grinder.

What the heck?  No research in flowing streaming so I must go with what I know.  Reminds me of a monkey.  Organ grinder may have something to do with the circus.  Sweet little monkey just like this one, and this one, and this one.

When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand and nothing nothing is going right … Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there … to brighten up even your darkest night

How did those lyrics get in here?  Scram!  Oh wait.  That’s because of the monkey.  He is my friend. That’s right bitches.  Ugh! why you gotta be so mean Jilly?  Get back to Peace and Love.

This has been an exhausting week.  And not just for me but for many.  I get that.  I’m not the center of the universe.  I am but a speck of dust in the cosmic waves.  Inconsequential.  I could get hit by a bus tomorrow and the behemoth that is the company I work for would not skip a beat.  Life as we know it would continue on seamlessly.

Let’s face it folks, everyone is replaceable.  And some of you might disagree and that’s ok too.  Facts speak the truth where emotion lies.   And my emotions have been lying to me all week.  Getting me down as I am busting my ass.  And for what?

Well that’s the proverbial question and self reflection I need to do to get right in my head.  But not today.  Not right now.  I am writing about organ.  And since organ grinder is out, I will go with organ transplant.

In the last few weeks.   In real life or TV.   I have come across storylines involving organ transplant and being on the list.  From heart to kidney.

  • Dear sweet friend’s father.
  • Co-worker of B.
  • A character on Code Black.
  • Contestant on Shazam.

Each case is gut wrenching because who gets the organ goes through a system.  Top of the list.  And is getting to the top of the list an objective process?  We’d all like to think so but is anything in life really objective?  Sometimes people are left without options.

In then case of a complete stranger being a match, going through the transplant, and  then being a supportive audience member while the recipient competed, well not a dry eye in the house.  At the end of this, the miracle of it all is really quite fascinating.  To give new life by means other than birth.  Definitely puts things into perspective.  Makes my bad week not so bad.

On that note, I wish each of you peace of mind.  I hope you have a Super Saturday.  Go forth and spread kindness.  That is what we plan to do.

As always, more to come.

31 thoughts on “#SoCS for 7/21/18 ~ Organ

  1. Everyone is replaceable in a general way, but it wouldn’t be the same without you. I enjoyed the feeling of freedom in your SOC spontaneity, the song lyrics, and what you did with the monkey pics.

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  2. Glad to see that I wasn’t the only one who thought about organ grinders. Those lyrics you used. “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” right? One of the greatest songs of all time, IMHO.

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    1. It’s You’ve got a friend. Carole King and James Taylor. The words just flowed into my brain while writing it. I was back in glee club. I too thought Bridge over troubled water but wasn’t sure. I Googled it afterwards to confirm.

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  3. I was at a mall once, and there was an organ grinder, complete with monkey, working there. The monkey was dressed in a little red jacket and a pillbox hat, and he’d come to you if you held a coin out. He’d take the coin, tip his hat, and scurry off. If you didn’t have a coin in your hand, he grabbed your finger and bit it (fortunately he had no teeth).

    Have you ever seen the movie “Return to me,” with Minnie Driver, David Duchovny, and Carrol O’Connor? That’s a very sweet movie about transplants, and of course love.

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    1. The best! I vaguely remember the organ grinder and his monkey being a popular experience. Not at the mall here but at the Three Bears hamburger stand parking lot. Crowds gathered around. We’d beg my dad to stay and watch but usually we just got our food and went home.

      I have heard of Return to Me but never watched it. I will have to check it out, right after Never Let Go.


  4. I’ve always admired the strangers who have been willing to donate an organ to save another’s life. That is truly giving of yourself and shows a compassion for all life. I hope you get an opportunity to relax this weekend and take a few naps. Happy Saturday!

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    1. It is weird. I can’t really think about it any other way than I won’t know any difference. I’ll be gone.

      My willingness to donate started because of the Ayala family who had a 2nd daughter to save the 1st one. Was a big ethical case, one of the first of its kind. The best match is with next of kin but at the time I remember thinking, I can do that.

      Happy Saturday to you too Mary! A nap or two is definitely in order this weekend.


  5. As Dan said, perspective and purpose. Loved the ramble though. This SoC does show a good deal about the minds of contributors as that weave their words. You mentioned organ donations too. Ever seen or read Never Let Me Go? That’s disturbing and really tore me up!

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      1. Very true. I saw the film first and while I’m a horror fan and prefer psychological over gore I found it truly disturbing. Sign of a well constructed concept though. I’d like to know your view of it though if you do see or read it.

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      2. Looking forward to it. I dropped a comment on Linda’s SoCS link about it too. She called it creepy and that pretty much sums it up!

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