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Quote of the Day – February 16 2012

““Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”
Berthold Auerbach

When it comes to music, I could just write a page of quotes. Harry Chapin might have said it best- “Music’s been my greatest friend my fiercest foe. Music can take me so high or it can send me so low”. Music has been there for me even at times when I wasn’t. I define different periods in my life by what i was listening to. My high school years getting into complicated lyrics, ELP, Genesis and Led Zeppelin. Then my first exposure to Bob Marley, The Police and The Clash followed by just about anything and everything at one time or another. Singing folk music while walking in between rides made long days of hitchhiking easier. The Answer my friend is blowing in the wind but i don’t want to work on Maggie’s farm no more cause I am a Rock I am an island girl, sure do shine glad I found you glad you’re mine.
Music doesn’t need words and sometimes the right music can replace words, lifts my spirt, lifts my soul. These days I listen to lots of trance and classical tho the old favourites still find their way onto my play list. Music helps me transform my emotions. I find it impossible to stay sad through certain songs. Music helped get my son to sleep (still does at times) and helps me to wake up. Yes. It helps me to wake up in more ways than one. 🙂

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Riddling by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 11 2011

“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.”
― Bob Marley

What a strange quote I’ve picked tonight! It extols the virtues of Marijuana, a drug I haven’t partaken of in over 10 years. I have no objection to pot. When I was younger I smoked quite a bit of it in a variety of contexts both spiritual and most decidedly not. I reached a point where, at the time the effects of it seemed to be less positive so I decided it was time to give it a rest. I may start up again sometime soon given time and opportunity. I see many positive effects and have since learned more. We shall see.
So, why the quote? Tonight I went with family and friends to see the Universal Gospel Choir . They perform songs of faith from around the world (Tonight among others, they did a hymn to the Santeria orisha Yemaya, a Sufi ballad, Ma’oz Tzur (a hannukah song) and One World, One Heart by Bob Marley. Before each song the director gave an introduction to the song and the culture it sprang from and before the Marley number she made several jokes about the Rastafarian use of marijuana as a sacrament. (I don’t judge her for making the comments, our culture has become one conditioned to treat drug use as a joke or a problem as opposed to a sacrament tho oddly enough I have seen many go into religious ecstasy at their first sip of their morning coffee) . I do have to admit tho that as the audience was laughing it did occur to me that at least Marijuana was pretty much guaranteed to have some transformative effect on their consciousness, could they say the same about the sacrament that they choose to take?
Namaste, GAR

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Angelic Flame by G A Rosenberg