Super Mario Bros 3 is a video game close to my heart as I used to play with my childhood friend Sarsha at her Mother’s house.
I never watched the movie itself. But the plot is a child called Jimmy is in an institution, his brother busts him out and the go across America. Jimmy is good at video games. Throughout the film Jimmy is mad about going to California and in the end of it he leaves his lunchbox that has photographs of his dead twin sister inside one of the Cabazon Dinosaurs. This is where his family previously went on vacation.
So make this into reality. Have you ever just traveled to somewhere far away in order leave something somewhere special? This isn't really like going to the TIP and throwing out the old Christmas tree, but it could be like throwing relatives ashes in some river or leaving something monumental to you at the grave of someone famous.
My Uncle Brain Walter Gardner died age 71 on the 7/7/2012. That was the most horrible day of my life! Worse than being told you have to take medication for the rest of your life.
'When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.'
It was from the famous Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran. I rediscovered who this guy was 5 years later when I saw Dream Theater perform "Breaking all Illusions" live in Birmingham (before I was punched out that night)
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
6 years after the passing of my Uncle Brian. I feel like I need to go somewhere in the world to remember him. I've already been in London, Stockholm, Malaysia, and Turkey on his anniversary of death.
But there is something within me that is telling me that I should go to Lebanon and overland it to the Gibran Museum in Bsharri and leave my photo of my Uncle Brian at the tomb of Mr. Gibran
I wrote a nice long email to everyone in that New Zealand family and only 2 people had the decency to write back to me and praise me for what I did in Singapore, Malaysia, UK, Germany, Iran, India and Nepal. This was after the time I realized that Iranian people are better than white New Zealanders!
After I destroyed all of my New Zealand family photos I just stopped giving 2 shit about New Zealand. I have been to 57 more nations since I gave the Middle finger to New Zealand. All 57 countries I have been to since 2012 are fucking better than New Zealand, even the one that is covered in poverty!
I just feel that going to Gibran tomb in Lebanon will give me the same inspiration as I got from visiting, Olof Palme, Sandy Denny, Quorthon, Dead, Euonymus, Marcel Jacob, Greta Garbo and Marc Bolan’s grave.
UNCLE MICK GOT THE SANDS OF LIBYA IN HIS LUNGS; EVERYONE ELSE GOT TB- Brian Walter Gardner on 27th December 2011
Question: SO IF YOU GO TO Gibran TOMB IN LEBANON IN 2018 AND LEAVE YOUR DEAD UNCLES PHOTO AT Gibran GRAVE, WILL THIS BRING CLOSURE TO YOU?
Answer: It will bring closure that I have made it to Lebanon, put two things together and left an impact on my life.
It was closure when I visited my friend Matty grave 6 years after he died, it was closure on the retarded world of Pop music when I became a Dream Theater fan and it was closure when I left Australia at 30 to live in the UK.