well you know whack, they say you can't play the blues if you live in hawaii or any part of canada.  permit just a little very mild race humour to say there were a few times  before my nde that a couple a black musicians told me to get out "white boy cant play the blues".
now that ive had the nde there has been a couple a times ive pushed the man off the bench and said "let me show you how to play the blues there my brother".   another somewhat humourous part is that i was always an athiest until i was dieing, like many others.  still am an atheist except for the fact that i have met god so i know he exists.  i met him cause just like every other sorry mf who is on his way out and trying to live i became  a believer real quick and prayed like a mf.  he came to me and i said "well i'll be god damned, what are the odds?"
    turns out god plays piano too.  just in the mornng mostly ...
all those colors at sunrise... those are the really really high notes about eight to ten octaves above middle c.
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