“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou By Vanessa Daou For the young, healthy, purpose-driven, and mobile, it’s easy to look off into the perceived distant future and dismiss what we cannot imagine: so called (gasp!) old age. But, beyond the cultural, we have an ethical responsibility […]
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill/ Of things unknown but longed for still/ And his tune is heard on the distant hill/ For the caged bird sings of freedom. — ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’, Maya Angelou The weight of the world / is love / Under the burden / of […]
Authenticity is a tricky thing. Like love, like art, it has no real definition other than *you know it when you feel it*. And while individual experience is subjective, a communal experience is something shared. When something is shared by many, it is no longer ‘an’ experience, it becomes ‘the’ experience *of*: it shifts from […]
Every exchange is in some way and unprincipled negotiation. The success or failure of any negotiation is measured as set up against how much one party gets compared to how much the other party does not get. While the details are variable, the one constant is the idea of ‘economy’, the currency of negotiation, by […]
Clyde Terry’s life story reads like Superhero fiction. Sergeant Terry is a retired 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and former U.S. Marine. In 2003, he took a leave of absence from the Sheriff’s Department to assist the U.S. State Department as an International Police Advisor in their rebuilding efforts in Iraq. […]
“If you’re not haunted by something, as by a dream, a vision, or a memory, which are involuntary, you’re not interested or even involved.” ― Jack Kerouac, Book of Sketches Every mark is a sign, a message, a gesture, rooted in the moment. The first artist according to Greek mythology was Kora, the daughter of […]
Music is the only invisible art, it exists only when we hear it. And because of its intrinsically ephemeral nature, music is the art closest to thought; because we cannot hold it or grasp it or put it in our pockets, the only way we can make music ‘real’ is by bringing it into our tangible, physical, visible world.
Click to watch ‘Music & Revolution’ on YouTube Mahatma Gandhi‘s passive resistance was rooted in the idea that the greatest revolutionary act is borne in the quiet of one’s mind. Resistance manifests itself in manifold ways, sometimes with anger and aggression and other times in stillness and silence. What all revolutions have in common is […]