“To change and to change for the better are two different things.” ~ German proverb
I know that what is
happening right now
is what is happening
instead of [...]
As untimely as snow in Spring,
Love comes and goes.
Not wanting or waiting for
Mortal desires, it flashes
In surprising (perhaps even
Strange) acts of everything:
From the most endearing
Coming together to a fearsome
Love does not [...]
I have heartburn and what I mean by that
is that my heart is breaking
thinking of the relationships
I have betrayed over the years
(And continue to betray)
with whatever level of intention
I have brought to them
Please give of your time or money (or both) to help the people affected by the storm known as Sandy.
I recommend Music for Relief if you want to donate to services helping children and all who are without functioning homes in the wake of [...]
Music can express all sorts of feelings. Improvised music can have a particular niche when it comes to these sorts of expressions. It has the vantage point of coming directly from the moment that the emotions occur or as an embodied response to that moment. Improv by it’s very nature is about the present moment [...]
With the warmth of Summer, we’re reminded of the warming radiance of our own hearts: they pound and PULSE, adding warmth to our bodies. In the same way, our hearts warm us to the intentions we set for our own lives. This enlivening of our desires becomes passion and allows us to [...]
Unwanted fatigue overtakes my worn out sinews.
Brain wanted to continue, but heart and flesh
Are giving out.
Only for today, tendons are tired and
Head is hanging.
No more ’til tomorrow.
~ by Stan Stewart
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Invited by you,
I open the doorway to my imagination
And find there a vast, undiscovered country
Filled with fun balloons, open-hearted tigers,
Lovely, kind-hearted gazelles,
Grown up children and
Time to explore!
You, standing there and
Seeming to hold your breath;
You, opening the window
To your own longing and discovery.
You, waiting with eyes and
Arms outstretched in beckoning;
You, wistful with hope that
Since this is not an obvious ending,
Anticipating it [...]
We call it
muse and music for the present moment
I look for ways to re-invigorate our human experience of life. I want us to drink up every moment with enlivening spontaneity. One of the ways I do this is with improvisation -- especially improvised music. With voice, guitar, percussion, piano (keyboards) and friends, I develop "in the moment" creations. I also play classical and pop music for the vast joy it brings to know the composers and songwriters of the past and present through their music.