Sunday, September 12, 2010

To Tom, Asmund, Slow Moose, Wageble...and all our One People Friends

“There are these rare moments when musicians play together…when their expression becomes as easy and graceful as friendship or love. This is when they give us a glimpse of what we might be, of our best selves, and of an impossible world in which you give everything you have to others, but lose nothing of yourself. Out in the real world there exist detailed plans, visionary projects for peaceable realms, all conflicts resolved, happiness for everyone, for ever – mirages for which people are prepared to die and kill: Christ’s kingdom on earth, the workers state, the ideal Islamic state. Only in music, and only on rare occasions, does the curtain actually lift on this dream of community, and it’s tantalizingly conjured, before fading away with the last notes.”

~ Ian McEwan

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Remember Our Words

I want to remember:
We all have the words.
The words are the guides
we can find a better way
we can move
we can shift our patterns.
Our patterns are beautiful,
let them out
let them free.

Too many voices have been silenced
the children, the women, the men's hearts.
I want to remember: this is about
what is lost in the silence
what kindness, what wisdom,
what thought and ideas have we silenced.

Let them out.
Let them free.