Thursday, February 28, 2013

love :: deeply

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

pink shirt day :: To This Day :: Shane Koyczan

today is pink shirt day
a day to raise awareness about bullying.
let's love a little bit extra today.  
love each other, because everyone needs a little bit extra love.  
love ourselves, because when we love ourselves, we can love others.
and the world is a better place with love.

To This Day 
Shane Koyczan

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Rocket Robot Heart

artist :: Jimmy Descant
The Rocket Robot Heart is a heart-shaped sculpture, created from machine pieces, retro Electrolux vacuum cleaner panels, an old curtain rod and a wooden cutting board. Jimmy, his art rather, has been a part of various exhibitions like the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Soul gave me good counsel

My Soul gave me good counsel, teaching me not to measure time by saying, "It was yesterday, and will be tomorrow." Before my Soul taught me, I imagined the past as an era not to be met with, and the future as an age that I would never witness. But now I know that in the brief moment of the present, all time exists, including everything that is in time — all that is eagerly anticipated, achieved, or realized.

Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Love is the soul's light

Love is the soul's light, the taste of morning, no me, no we, no claim of being


Monday, February 18, 2013

animal love :: Christian the lion

In 1969 a young Australian, John Rendall and his friend Ace Bourke, bought a small lion cub from Harrods pet department, which was then legal. 'Christian' was kept in the basement of a furniture shop on the Kings Road in Chelsea, the heart of the swinging sixties. Loved by all, the affectionate cub ate in a local restaurant, played in a nearby graveyard, but was growing fast...

A chance encounter with Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna led to a new life for Christian. He came to live in a huge enclosure and to sleep in a caravan at their Surrey home. Then in 1971 he was flown to Kenya, his ancestral home, and returned to the wild by lion-man George Adamson. Nine months later in 1972, John and Ace returned to Kora in Kenya. This clip is of their reunion at that time.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

best valentines message ever

i just received a lovely email.  best. valentines. message. ever.
*heart swells*

"I want to express my gratitude to you as the living embodiment of Love Alive in our neighbourhood xox"

my funny valentine :: Chet Baker Live in Tokyo

My Funny Valentine
Chet Baker
Tokyo, 1987

love letters

my funnny valentine :: Gerry Mulligan

My Funny Valentine
 Gerry Mulligan 

you are MADE of love

You have always been in love. You will always be in love. In fact, it is impossible for you NOT to be in love. You'd be unable to get out of bed each morning unless there were someone or something that roused your heart and stirred your passionate imagination.

So please admit that you are alive because of love; that you are MADE of love.

I invite you to write a list of the five things you love most, and devote some time in the coming days to expressing your appreciation.
via Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology

my funny valentine :: Elvis Costello

My Funny Valentine
Elvis Costello

love is growing

my funny valentine :: Miles Davis live

My Funny Valentine
Miles Davis
Milan, 1964

Miles Davis - trumpet
Wayne Shorter - tenor sax
Herbie Hancock - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Tony Williams - drums

love matters

"Valentine’s Day is not about finding the perfect mate or having the perfect date or celebrating exclusivity. Valentine’s Day is about publicly announcing that love matters, sexual health matters, community matters, friends matter, and that sexual energy can be a creative force of good for overall well-being, healing, and empowerment."

Jackie Strano
Good Vibrations Executive Vice President

my funny valentine :: Sarah Vaughan Live

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

my love

My love, you are closer to me than myself,
you shine through my eyes.

Your light is brighter than the Moon.
Step into the garden
so all the flowers, even the tall poplar
can kneel before your beauty.

Let your voice silence the lily
famous for its hundred tongues.

When you want to be kind you are
softer than the soul but when you withdraw
you can be so cold and harsh.

Dear one,
you can be wild and rebellious but
when you meet him face to face
his charm will make you docile like the earth.

Throw away your shield and bare your chest
there is no stronger protection than him.

That's why when the Lover withdraws
from the world he covers all the cracks in the wall,
so the outside light cannot come though.

He knows that only the inner light
illuminates his world...!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

With a 26% unemployment rate and more than half of under-25-year-olds without jobs, an unemployment office in Spain is an understandably gloomy place to spend the day. You can only imagine what people were thinking when a flashmob broke out into a heartwarming performance of The Beatles hit, Here Comes the Sun.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

the everything dance

"I like to live in the sound of water, in the feel of mountain air.
A sharp reminder hits me: this world is still alive; it stretches out
there shivering toward its own creation, and I'm a part of it. Even
my breathing enters into an elaborate give-and-take, this bowing
to sun and moon, day or night, winter, summer, storm, still –- this
tranquil chaos that seems to be going somewhere. This wilderness
with a great peacefulness in it. This motionless turmoil, this everything dance."

William Stafford
Even in Quiet Places

Saturday, February 2, 2013

the fires of love

Leap into the fires of love...
When you know ecstasy,
you cannot live without the flames.....


Friday, February 1, 2013

be brave

A brother's dying wish. A sister's undying promise. 
The story of Daniel NortThcott and his message of unity for the world.

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rise together

I Am Rising
Anoushka Shankar
Anoushka Shankar, renowned musician and composer, recorded this personal and poignant message from her home in London.