Prompt “Freedom is no fear.” – Nina Simone video of Nina Simone from GirlTrek On Writing Breathe the sentence in. Exhale the sentence. Inhale and exhale each word. Now inhale and exhale the sentence. Then, go! There is only one rule, keep your hand moving. Don’t worry about grammar, spelling, or punctuation. If you feel […]
“You become who you choose to be. Yet, fully choosing who you are and will become is rare. We’ve been brainwashed into believing we don’t have such a choice. Facing the responsibility and freedom of choosing your own way is, indeed, scary.” – Benjamin Hardy
Turn of the Century by Paul Perreault Hang in there everybody! Be free. Harm none. Take care. Turn of the Century I feel a weight coming over me From my head to my heels A weight coming over me Which way to turn Through this century Peace, love, and liberty or the misery Take care, […]
So long Peter Seeger! Thank you for your voice and your heart! I never had much, but I did have music, and music is what kept me going when the world was a cold cold place. I remember literally freezing and starving on the Lower East Side, but the spirit of music kept me going. You believed music could save the world – and it saved mine. I am grateful for your life, Mr. Seeger, bodhisattva, and all those you’ve inspired.
Self-expression and self-identity are equivalent to Freedom and Liberty. Therefore, an American could consider writing poetry a patriotic act. At a time when the nation was falling apart over its struggle for the equality of men, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson were translating their experience through poetry. Their ability to bear witness to their lives enriches our understanding of the issues that affected Americans in the mid-nineteenth century, and how men and women expressed those issues.
(Written while listening to Jimi Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner pre-Obama and despite Obama. Re-posted from Writing the Energetic Body). What would Jimi Hendrix think of the world if he were alive now? Where did the freedom go? He knew how to use Ritual Chaos. Not the same as the pounding fast thrash of […]