Wishing everyone around the world a beautiful day – at very least, with kindness of family, friends, a special meal, beauty of environment, the gift of life being a treasured day. For those who do not have such blessings, may the Divine protect you from harm, and bring you a gentle peace to keep your smile bright.
Look after your loved ones, health, heart and environment – to be nurtured with great care.
Its been quite some time since I wrote a post – so much has happened in the past many months. The Australian bushfires that took the lives of many people, more than 1500 homes and a guess-timate of a staggering 1.25 billion native animals, and displaced 1000’s of people and their businesses and whole towns turned to ashes. And if that wasn’t enough suffering, we then suffered (with the rest of the world) a full lockdown with CoVid-19, millions losing their livelihoods, dreams dashed, innovation and community spirit rallying, all this amongst additional awareness raising of ‘Black Lives Matter‘ rallies that ironically then caused further lockdown in the state of Victoria. Its been a huge time for everyone.
I personally had three house moves in five months directly due to these events – life turned upside down for a while; and I lost all ‘traction’ with my video-business-card film business, instead, teaching ESL (English to 2nd language learners) online, and praying daily, for financial respite. Just beginning again, to gain a little movement forward in life again. Phew, tough times!
I’ve been singing so much the past eight months – every single day. Sometimes all day; into the night; all through the night – going to bed at early morning; then starting all over again… its been a huge time of creativity, relentless practice. I have been so busy with ‘other’ creative pursuits this past year, including the gift of travelling to Canada (Vancouver BC; plus Calgary & Banff in Alberta) – the first time in my life I’ve had ‘time’ to develop my other interests. I’ve worked with other musicians to craft a new original song, volunteered in film competitions, produced short films of my own and… sung. There is now more than 2000+ songs on my Smule channel – each one crafted, one at a time, all songs are a labour of love, unpaid yes, but… filled with the Joy and satisfaction of creating music, short films and many many friendships online and wordwide. Continue reading “So much Singing – and much more”→
Solace Tasili (‘to comfort) – A Universal Song of Love.
An original songsung by Jaya Khoobsurat in English & Urdu. Written & composed by four musicians and one translator, this is a collaboration from four countries with over eight weeks
of work for the single track – a true labour of love & knowledge.
In memory of Professor Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) “One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.” — To Diane Sawyer/ABC News June 2010
Watch in HD, full-screen, volume up.
Enjoy, and – share widely. Thank you!
Master Chef, Conan Luidens and his band of Merry Cooking Kitchen Hands: the feeding of 600+ people three organically grown meals a day for five days (ie. 9000+ meals), during the ‘Open Up’ festival http://passionofheart.com/event/open-…
Plus, an brief insight into the work and care in growing the organic vegetables.
I’ve had some fairly debilitating and painful (++!!) gut troubles the past decade/few years/months/weeks… and after some quality diagnosis last month in Kerala, India, I had to deal with a small op today (in Dubai, UAE)– aColonoscopyto check forDiverticulitis.
Nearly two hours of fantastic music.. just open in a new tab, so it doesn’t interfere with any of your other work online.. and have playing in the background as you work, rest, or, wrap presents *wink* (remember to cuddle your loved ones too… life is precious) — ENJOY!