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Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star

My next door neighbor was blasting this yesterday, and boy did it sound good!

I often marvel at the sheer inner joy that must’ve been behind the writing of a song like this. :)

Lightnin’ Hopkins - Lightnin’ Hopkins

Taking a cue from the original…

This happiness consisted of
nothing else but the harmony
of the few things around me
with my own existence, a feeling
of contentment and well-being
that needed no changes
and no intensification.

~ Hermann Hesse

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Today I seek to find just the right balance between contentment and the urge to create, between acceptance and restlessness, between harmony and friction.

— Karen Jandorf, Peace on the Inside
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Morning Glory (by hauken87)

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Morning Glory (by hauken87)

Bert Jansch - Sylvie

➜ Escapism - What it is & Why it appeals
I see what this altruist site is getting at, but in the end I think life is best lived in absorption, immersion.  While being absorbed in harming others is a clear no-no to me, other than that, I’m increasingly less able to censor or judge whether an object of absorption is worthwhile.  This is part of the process of liberating myself, which has been extremely gradual and challenging.

Why do/must we find refuge in so-called escape?  Here’s a quote I adore:

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.
— ― Cesare Pavese, Il mestiere di vivere: Diario 1935-1950

➜ Escapism - What it is & Why it appeals

This altruists.org is a weird site…but I like it.  

Escapism

Not to be confused with Escapology, the art of escaping physical means of restraint.

— Wikipedia <3
We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten
— ― Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand: Diaries, 1935-1950
Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.
— ― Cesare Pavese, Il mestiere di vivere: Diario 1935-1950
➜ LRB · Tim Parks · Stop It and Act: Pavese’s Road to Suicide

Cesare Pavese is fascinating me…

One of my favorite passages&#8230;

From The House at Pooh Corner

One of my favorite passages…

From The House at Pooh Corner

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Tetrack - Only Jah Jah Know

They got their name from what they called the baddest soundsystem in Jamaica. This track is actually one they recorded for Augustus Pablo, who happens to be my very favorite dub artist.

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