Nourishing the Soul, Nourishing the Body, Building a Bridge Between Us.
What I have found from listening to great tunes and traveling in spirit with Anthony Bourdain, is that music and food bridge barriers. People seem to forget the false boundaries between us when at a stadium singing along with a great song or anthem or at a barbecue or feast. I think if we had a world wide event like the Mandela Memorial, for example, where perceived boundaries melt away, more often, we'd have universal peace. It's not so much about tolerance between us as a self touted intelligent species, but acceptance of one another just for being alive. In the end, it's not so much about being right or wrong, but being one as brothers and sisters. As difficult as that is, sometimes, to wrap your head around...especially with hate having such a drowning voice, it's what the most venerated among us have sought to expound to us...Jesus, Ghandi, Mandela, and yes, our president. All of them made it a point to embrace their enemies despite the odds against them. So it might be a good idea to find out what the person you have a problem with likes in music and food, and invite them for dinner and a song.
By Any Other Name
In the Seneca Language, Niawê, which means thank you, sounds like Yahweh, which is God. I thank God for all that I have. Whatever your interpretation of what God is, the basic tenet many can agree, is that God is the manifestation of love. Think about it, if it weren't for love, the all powerful force that transcends boundaries, barriers, limits, measures, and our understanding, the Universe as we know it, would not exist. That's the crux and perhaps the bridge between physics and metaphysics.
Witnessing With Our President At The Mandela Memorial
President Barack Obama, on the right side of history, making history, and being historic, inspires us by following #Madiba's example of peace & justice.
Madiba Manifesting Love Beyond Mortality
#Mandela or #Madiba was about peace, justice and the unity of humankind. What made him so venerable was his choice to forgive his enemies.
And Now For Something Completely Different...or Silly
To ch-ch-ch-chia or not to ch-ch-ch-chia, that is the question. Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Chia Pets; Or to take Arms against a Sea of Kitsch; And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep, to belch ominously. In summation, I challenge thee to say the word "soliloquy" three times without disabling thy thong...er...tongue.
And In Confusion...er...Conclusion
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