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Dream On June 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Music & Dance.
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In 1974, my older brother Jim left home to attend college in Boston.

When he came home for Thanksgiving, he introduced us to the first two albums recorded by the Bad Boys of Boston . . . Aerosmith!

Albums . . . records . . . LP’s . . . vinyl . . . music history in the making.

WoW!

Definitely not the Same Old Song And Dance!

For the next 4 days, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry rocked our world as they urged us to Dream On!

Dream until your dreams come true!

Now, 36 (short!) years later, his words still echo:

Every time that I look in the mirror
All these lines in my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn’t that the way?
Everybody’s got their dues in life to pay

Dream On Dream On Dream On Dream until your dreams come true

Aah . . . that’s better!

 

Anywhere Is June 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, Music & Dance.
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Anywhere Is . . .
a continuum of moments
the unfolding of  notes

Life is . . .
a constant flow
one horizon merging with the next

Time is . . .
ever flowing
with none of us knowing
how long we have left.

We might be just beginning . . . we might be near the end.

As Enya flows seamlessly from stanza to stanza in Anywhere Is, the lyrical stream draws listeners into the moment by moment unfolding of life and all its mysteries ~ secrets unrevealed by night sky, ocean tides, or shell’s echo:

the turn I have just taken * the turn that I was making * I might be just beginning * I might be near the end

Copyright ©1995 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Artwork by Carole A. V. Dougherty ~ available at Island Gallery West

Only If . . . Je Voudrais Voler June 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness, Music & Dance.
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For the past three decades, Enya’s voice has soared through the heavens, inspiring listeners to reach for the stars and sail away.

Morris Goodman, the Miracle Man, did just that.

After a plane crash paralyzed him from the neck down, Morris refused to accept the unanimous medical consensus that he would never walk or breathe again on his own.  Instead of accepting his physical limitations, he used his mind and creative visualization to make a miraculous recovery.

Nine months after the crash, he achieved the impossible goal he had set for himself . . . of walking out of the hospital on Christmas Day:

Michael Goodman’s miraculous story exemplifies the power of the mind to control our destiny ~ our ability to achieve what we believe.

We can inspire ourselves to reach for the stars, catch them in our grasp, and fly away . . . but Only If we want to:

When there’s a shadow you reach for the sun
When there is love then you look for the one
and for the promises there is the sky
and for the heavens are those who can fly

If you really want to you can hear me say
only if you want to will you find a way.
If you really want to you can seize the day,
only if you want to will you fly away

When there’s a journey you follow a star
When there’s an ocean you sail from afar
and for the broken heart there is the sky
and for tomorrow are those who can fly

If you really want to you can hear me say
only if you want to will you find a way.
If you really want to you can seize the day,
only if you want to will you fly away

Ah! Je voudrais voler comme un oiseau d’aile.
Ah! Je voudrais voler comme un oiseau d’aile, d’aile..

Copyright ©1997 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Notes
The French expression, “Je voudrais voler comme un oiseau d’aile,” means “I wish I could fly like a bird.” . . . don’t we all?

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