Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Hearing is a form of touch." - Evelyn Glennie

A 45 second meditation - then a short teaching from Evelyn Glennie, percussionist/musician, artist with sound, who understands the vibration within sound, listening and touch on a profound level - oh, and she happens to be deaf. Amazing, the depths she has plumbed of one of our human senses! Imagine if we magnified that awareness in all six of them! She demonstrates how to make fullest use of all I have.

Check out the movie: 'Touch the Sound' - a small clip:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Old Weeds

Calvero [Charlie Chaplin] is an old vaudeville clown who has just given the performance of his lifetime. Immediately after, backstage, he suffers a heart attack. When asked if he's alright, he responds,  "Of course, I'm an old weed. The more I'm cut down, the more I spring up again."

Ah, even so, it's his time and in accepting this gracefully he tells the doctor: "I believe I'm dying, Doctor -- but then, I don't know, I've died so many times."

The doctor asks, "Are you in pain?"

"No more."

For me, the take away moral of the story: once I check out of this hotel of life -- no pain. As long as I'm here: pain. To expect anything else is ludicrous! So I had better get strong enough, smart enough and pragmatic enough to learn how to ride these very high waves that  bring the 'good stuff' into shore, also.

"The heart and the mind --- what an enigma." - Calvero