I like these two places because they complement one another. Benny Carter and dad were the best of friends when they worked at MGM in the late 50′s and early 60′s. It is amazing how many riffs life presents us with. Our choice are what give it dimension. So give a listen and see the Mary’s words take flight. I finish off with Life Lessons from Albert Einstein. What a day of renewal, love of all things natural and life lessons. Can’t beat that! Peace Out! JBC 8-)
“Symphony In Riffs” from Rhapsodies In Black: Music And Words From The Harlem Renaissance/4: Lustin’ For Love & Life by Benny Carter & His Orchestra. Released: 1933.
What I Have Learned So Far
By Mary Oliver
Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world? Because, properly
attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion.
Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause? I don’t think so.
All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of — indolence, or action.
Be ignited, or be gone.
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