Music is what Feelings Sound Like

MusicIswhatFeelingsSOundLike                                                                                                                                                                  Guitar pick



Prayer for Revolutionary Love


” That a woman not ask a man to leave meaningful work

to follow her.

That a man not ask a woman to leave meaningful work

to follow him.


That  no one try to put Eros in bondage.

But that no one put a cudgel in the hands of Eros.

That our loyalty to one another and our loyalty to our work

not be set in false conflict.


That our love for each other give us love for each other’s work.

That our love for each other’s give us love for one another.


That our love for each other’s work give us love for one another.

That our love for each other give us love for each other’s work.


That our love for each other, if need be,

give way to absence. And the unknown.


That we endure absence, if need be,

without losing our love for each other.

Without closing our doors to the unknown.”

—–Denise Levertov



Experience Love

Experience Love



Love Should Grow up Like a Wild Iris in the Fields

“Love should grow up like a wild iris in the fields,

unexpected, after a terrible storm, opening a purple

mouth to the rain, with not a thought to the future,

ignorant of the grass and the graveyard of leaves

around, forgetting its own beginning. Love should

grow like a wild iris

but does not

Love more often is to be found in kitchens at the dinner


tired out and hungry, lingers over tables in houses where

the walls record movements, while the cook is probably


and the ingredients of the meal are budgeted, while

a child cries feed me now and her mother not quite

hysterical says over and over, wait just a bit, just a bit,

love should grow up in the fields like a wild iris

but never does

really startle anyone, was to be expected, was to be

predicted, is almost absurd, goes on from day to day, not


blindly, gets taken to the cleaners every fall, sings old

songs over and over, and falls on the same piece of rug


never gets tacked down, gives up, wants to hide, is not

brave, knows too much, is not like an

iris growing wild but more like

staring into space

in the street

not quite sure

which door it was, annoyed about the sidewalk being

slippery, trying all the doors, thinking

if love wished the world to be well, it would be well.

Love should

grow up like a wild iris, but doesn’t, it comes from

the midst of everything else, sees like the iris

of an eye, when the light is right,

feels in blindness and when there is nothing else is

tender, blinks, and opens

face up to the sky.”

——Susan Griffin




Sugared rose

Sugared rose





The Rose opens like the heart

The Rose opens like the heart






Van Gogh Irises

Van Gogh Irises





Love is a Rose

Love is a Rose













READERS: Black History Fact of the Day – The NAACP Turns 105 Today!

You may not know

Chocolate Vent

Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

Founding group
The NAACP was formed partly in response to the continuing horrific practice of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield, the capital of Illinois and resting place of President Abraham Lincoln. Appalled at the violence that was committed against blacks, a group of white liberals that included Mary White Ovington and Oswald Garrison Villard, both the descendants of abolitionists, William English Walling and Dr. Henry Moscowitz issued a call for a meeting to discuss racial justice. Some 60 people, seven of whom were African American (including W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Mary…

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Valentines Day Fiesta – 14 Ways to Show Your Love

Some eclectic Valentines

This Labyrinth I Roam

Long time readers will know of the series – The BEST Valentines EVER – that I did last year on ways in which you can show your loved one just how much you love them. I got tonnes of emails after that about how much of a success it was and how I should be a love guru. Therefore, I’m going to put out another set here because, well, you know, I love and care for you. Here’s my 2014 list!

1 Nothing says “I love you” like loo roll that reads “My love for you is like diarrhea, I just can’t hold it in!”. Don’t forget the giant red heart!

2 Use one of your neighbour’s children’s broken Barbie/Mindy toys to handmake a love note for your special someone. It’ll mean even more to them if you don’t get caught doing it!

3 Thank you, 50 shades of Grey!

3 Teach your pet…

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