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CHARLES LLOYD
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CHARLES LLOYD IS AN ARTIST.
PERIOD.
 HIS SONIC ART IS BOUNDLESS, ROVING, CAPTIVATING
HE IS A SPIRIT SEEKER OF  LUMINOUS TRUTH.
HE CREATES AND SENDS YOU INTO THE FOURTH DIMENSION.
HE FEEDS YOU SOUL FOOD-  BREATHING GOLD  PRAYER INTO  THE VEINS
AND CAVERNS OF HUMANITY.
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KEITH JARRETT
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KEITH JARRETT IS A PURE VEHICLE,
AN INSTRUMENT OF PURE  MUSIC AND
A CHANNELS THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SONIC ACTIONS
INTO A FLUID HYMN OF THE DIVINE
HIS GENIUS IS A SPONTANEOUS IMPROVISED SHIP INTO THE SUBLIME.
HIS TRANSITIONS ARE ELEGANT FILMIC PASSAGES,
WATERFALLS INTO THE NEXT.
MUSIC, PURE MUSIC, MOVING FORWARD IN REAL TIME.
TRANSPORT.
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Kurt Elling
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PATRICIA BARBER
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KURT ELLING’S  + PATRICIA BARBER’S
VOICE
IS AN ORCHESTRA,
AN INNOVATION AND A POEM.
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ANTHONY COX
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Anthony Cox’s
sonics are elegant and fierce DARK sTar revelations,
a rare powerful creative poetic intelligence
with the genius capacity to translate
the brilliant heat and caressing warmth of fire.
He creates unrepeatable pearls of deep luminosity + humanity. 
A courageous improviser and composer – a maverick.
A NEW BREED LEADER.
Intense INTEGRITY.
Sacred LISTENING.
SUBLIME breakthrough GOLD.
An ARTIST who KNOWS.
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MUSIC INFORMS AND IS THE LURE TO MY ART.
A THIN LINE OF SOUND IS SENT DOWN
AND
DRAWS OUT THE AWAITING PEARL DEEP
IN MY SUBCONSCIOUS, MY IMAGINATION.
MUSIC IS LIKE A SONIC RADAR IN MY CREATIVE PROCESS.
 ONCE IT GETS CLOSER, WAVES OF YES FLOW UP.
THE MUSIC SELECTED
MAY BE PARED TO A SINGULAR MUSICAL PHRASE
AS IT DRAWS UP THE COLOR, THE TEMPERATURE,
THE EMOTION, THE CIRCLES AND LINES,
THE HUMANITY AND THE DIVINITY
OF THE
WORK.
IT IS AN ASCETIC ACTION OF ACUTE LISTENING
AND ITS OPPOSITE.
MY SENSES ARE QUICKENED, HONED, KEEN
AND
TOTALLY OPENED, VULNERABLE AND RAW.
IT IS LIKE PERFORMING LIKE A MUSICIAN AND AN ATHLETE.
NO AUDIENCE- ONLY THE CALL AND RESPONSE
OF THE INTERNAL WAVES OF YES.
YES.
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WHEN IN GRADUATE SCHOOL AT 
 MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS,
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY,
I TOLD MY ADVISER, THE LATE LEON GOLUB,
I COULD NOT CHECK WITH ONE SINGULAR X
THE DISCIPLINE BOX OF MY ART.
THE BOX PRINTED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF:
PAINTING OR DRAWING OR SCULPTURE OR
WRITING OR FILM OR PERFORMANCE OR…, ETC.
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I CREATED INSTALLATIONS, WROTE POEMS,
CREATED SCULPTURE, PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS,
DIRECTED FILMS AND PERFORMANCES,
RECORDED SAMPLINGS ON LOOPS,
ORGANIZED  ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS,
CABARETS, ETC.
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LEON PUT HIS FISTS UP AND SAID,
“LET’S BOX AND SEE WHICH WINS!”
HE KNEW I WAS COMPETITIVE
AND HE KNEW
I REFUSED
TO BE CATEGORIZED, CAGED, LABELED-
SO THE SYSTEM WAS NOT A VASE
I COULD PLACE MY FLOWERS IN.
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I REFUSED TO WRITE MY THESIS
IN THE CONVENTIONAL EXPOSITORY FORM.
I CREATED A WRITTEN  OPEN PERFORMANCE-
NO BEGINNING, MIDDLE OR END-
IN THE TRADITIONAL NARRATIVE ARC.
CREATIVE THINKING IS CIRCULAR, SPIRALS,
NO FIXED POINT- BUT A CLUSTER OF CONSTELLATIONS
THAT MERGE AND CREATES  CYCLONES
OF EPIPHANIC CREATIVE ACTIONS.
MY THESIS HAD PAGE NUMBERS
AS REQUIRED
AND, YET, THE READER COULD
START ANYWHERE AND ASSEMBLE
MY CREATIVE PROCESS WAS THE TESTAMENT
OF THE THESIS:
MY  VISCERAL/ANALYTIC/MYTHIC BRAIN
WHEN  IN CREATIVE SOAR/DIVE.
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MY MFA THESIS WAS A TEXT
OF LISTS, STORIES, ESSAYS, POEMS.
I SUBMITTED IT WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF MY ADVISERS.
LIFE AND CREATIVITY
AND
REVOLUTION
AND
DISCOVERIES
AND
LOVE’S ENERGY
ARE NOT LINEAR.
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I WAS A CHINESE HISTORY MAJOR AT MACALESTER-
TWO YEARS SUBSUMED IN FAR EASTERN PRISM
OF CREATING AND THINKING.
MY MFA THESIS NOW IN THE RUTGER’S ART LIBRARY.
IT WAS DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER WHO LOVED
THE SOUND OF WORDS AND
CALLED ME HER “SPARKLY GIRL”,
THE ACTION OF MY THESIS PRESENTATION
BROKE OPEN AND SHATTERED
THE MFA THESIS RULES.
FOREVER.
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Leon Golub, one of  my advisers challenged me to box
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WE BOTH BURST OUT LAUGHING,
UPROARIOUS  CRAZY HOWLING LAUGHING
AND WE  ARE CRYING TOO
BECAUSE THE RELEASE
IS SO TOTAL
 AND
THE TRUTH OF YOUR WHOLE
ESSENCE HAS
BEEN ILLUMINATED
AND
ACKNOWLEDGED
BY
SOMEONE
WHOSE
INTERIOR GEOGRAPHY
AND
QUEST
RESONATES
WITH
YOUR
OWN.

 

 FREEDOM SINGS

THROUGHOUT

YOUR BODY.

ELECTRIC WAVES THAT KEEP COMING.

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MY ART IS AN EXPLORATION
THAT HAS EVOLVED,
THROUGH DEDICATION, PERSEVERANCE,
PRACTICE ,
WONDER AND TRUST,
INTO IMPROVISATIONAL EVENTS.
THE  VARIOUS DISCIPLINES ARE MY CHOICES
FOR MY INVENTION,
MY EVENTS.
NO CHECKED BOXES.

ADVENTURES IN DISCOVERING

AND

 REVEALING BEAUTY

 

AS
I
MOVE
FORWARD.
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I AM TOLD I AM A PROVOCATEUR.
I CHALLENGE; TURN THINGS INSIDE OUT;
ASK QUESTIONS; CONFRONT;
TURN THE HALOGEN LIGHTS ON
WHEN
40 WATT BULBS IS THE COMFORT ZONE;

ASK FOR THE TRUTH;

TELL THE TRUTH;

MAKE POETIC ASSOCIATIONS
AND
CONNECT THE DOTS;
QUESTION SUB-TEXTS;
EXAMINES CONTEXT, DIALECT, THE EXTERNAL FACTORS
THAT SHAPE/CREATE/DAMAGE A SPIRIT.
I LIKE CONSCIOUSNESS,
THE ECSTATIC EXPERIENCES OF  NEW AWARENESS,
THE TWILIGHT AND THE NEW HORIZONS
THAT
IS THE
DOMAIN
OF THE EXPLORER.
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I WAS TOLD I COULD NOT WALK.

HA!

THE  HOME- BOUND TEACHERS AND THE STANDARD TESTS
REPORTED THAT I
WAS
QUITE STUPID AND RATHER DUMB.
HA!
THE “HANDICAPPED” HAD A CHECK IN THE BOX
NEXT TO THEIR NAME.
THE  X WAS IN THE BOX NEXT TO MY NAME.
AND I WAS SAVED/RESCUED BY BRILLIANCE-
TEACHERS WHO HAD OPTICS FOR RARE DIAMONDS
IN COAL BOULDERS.
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HA!
DO I SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH THE COLLECTIVE CULTURES OF THE “OTHER”.
OF COURSE.
AND,
THAT
CAN
BE
A GIFT OF:

“I SEE YOU!”

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I SEE BELOW THE SKIN,
THE “POSE”.
AS A CHILD  WHO LIVED IN A HOSPITAL,
I COULD SMELL AUTHENTIC SINCERITY
AND
KINDNESS.
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MY SENSES SCAN FOR GENIUS, GRACE

AND BEAUTIFUL SOULS
WHO HAVE THE COURAGE
TO
FLY
OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER…AND OVER
AGAIN WITH A CHILD LIKE SENSE OF WONDER
AND CELEBRATION
YET, TEMPERED AND WOVEN
WITH ELEGANT INTELLECTUAL FIRE.
MY LULLABIES.
 
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I CAN NOW.

IN STILLNESS

AND

IN SILENCE.

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“One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen.”

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Though the human body is born complete in one moment,
the birth of the human heart is an ongoing process.
 Everything that happens to you
has the potential to deepen you.
It brings to birth within you
new territories of
the human heart.
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“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back.
 From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing
that will never again let you linger in the lowlands
 of complacency and partial fulfillment.
The eternal makes you urgent.
You are loath to let compromise
or the threat of danger hold you back
 from striving toward
the summit of fulfillment.”
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John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
I looove John O’Donohue’s book ANAM CARA.
Suites of sensory and sensuous truth.
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MY BODY
IS A DIVINING ROD
OF
TRUTH.
MY BODY
IS
ELECTRIC.
MY BODY KNOWS
THE LIGHT
AND
THE DARKNESS
OF YOU
AND
OF ME.
MY BODY
DOES NOT LIE.
MY BODY IS
THE SHEATH OF MY SOUL.
MY BODY
KNOWS
BEFORE
MY MIND
PERMITS.
MY BODY
KNOWS
WHOSE
 SOUL
IT DESIRES
AND
WANTS TO EXPLORE-
 TOUCH, 
 HEAR, SEE
AND
TASTE-
BOUNDLESSLY.
MY BODY
KNOWS
WHEN
MY LOVE
CEASES
AND
STOPS
WELCOMING,
INVITING,
OPENS UP TO.
MY BODY
KNOWS
THE
 TRUTH
OF
ME
BEFORE
 I
DO.
MY BODY
ALWAYS, ALWAYS
KNOWS
WHO
I
CAN
DANCE
WITH
AND
NOT
FOR.
MY BODY DANCES
WITH
THE
DEPTH,
WONDER
JOY,
FIERCENESS,
VULNERABILITY,
RAPTURE,
HAPPINESS.
MYSTERY,
AND THE
TENDER
OPEN
UNKNOWN
MAJESTIC
HUMANITY
OF
YOU.
MY BODY TELLS ME THE TRUTH.
MY BODY KNOWS YOU
BEFORE
I
DO.
LISTEN.
MY BODY
IS
 A
RARE
IMPROVISATIONAL
MUSICAL
INSTRUMENT
SOUNDING
SENSUOUS
EARTH,
HEAVEN.
RIVERS
AND
SEAS.
LISTEN.
MY BODY
SEES
YOU.
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DailyOM
January 4, 2012
Physical Intuitiveness
The Body Is Natural
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So much of the human experience
is removed from nature
 that we tend to forget that
we are products of the natural world.
 At the moment of birth,
we are perfectly attuned to nature.
Our feelings are an authentic response
to the stimulus we encounter.
We interact with our environment viscerally,
desiring only what is necessary for our survival.
And, if we are lucky, we take in nourishment
in the form of pure mother’s milk.
 As months and years pass, however,
we discover the sights, sounds, and scents
of the synthetic world.
Though these often momentarily dazzle us,
the dim memory of our naturalness remains.
When we embrace the notion that human beings
are inherently natural,
 bringing it to the forefront of our day-to-day experiences,
 we achieve a new level of wellness
that boasts nature at its very core.
*We innately understand that our bodies
are not composed of plastics
 or man-made chemicals
and
that there is no legitimate reason
to consume or expose ourselves
bodily to such substances.
This knowledge is reinforced each time
we find ourselves energized
 by sweet, fresh air and warm sunlight
or awed
 by the majesty of
Mother Nature’s beauty.
We feel the strength of our connection to nature
 when fresh food that is close to the earth
 sustains us more effectively than artificial supplements
and
 when the pleasures of exercise
outweigh the pains of exertion.
The human body has been blessed
with the same physical intuitiveness
 that all nonhuman living beings
employ instinctively.
 But because our lives are no longer
bound up in nature’s rhythms,
 we must actively seek to reconnect
with this formerly innate skill.
The process of rediscovering our place in the natural world
can be exciting and inspiring,
 since nothing more is required of us
than to delight in nature’s wonders,
to derive nourishment from natural foods,
 and to drink deeply
of all the wisdom that plants and animals have to share.
Your own naturalness will reveal itself to you
when you look beyond your beliefs,
your lifestyle choices, and the attitudes you hold.
When these constructs are stripped away,
you will see a body and mind
that never gave up its relationship
to the essence of the natural world
from which consciousness sprang.
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SOUL
FREEDOM
#BAM!
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“JUSTICE IS WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE IN PUBLIC”
Dr. Cornell West
Princeton University
 
CALL + RESPONSE
A FILM
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ANTIPHONAL/RESPONSORIAL DISCOURSE/INTERCOURSE IS CIVILITY.
LISTENING.
RESPONDING.
RESPECTFUL
SPIRALS
OF
ASCENDING
DIALOGUE
AND
EXCHANGE
CALL AND RESPONSE.
LIFTING EVERY VOICE.
CIVILITY IS ROOTED
IN THE
CALL AND RESPONSE
RHYTHMIC
EXCHANGE
MIRRORING
MUSIC.
RHYTHM & BLUES.
BLUES.
GOSPEL.
SPIRITUALS.
ALTERNATING,
RESPONSORIAL
SINGING/ CHANTS:
GREGORIAN;
KIRTAN;
SEA SHANTY;
AND
THE WORKING SONGS IN THE SLAVE FIELDS.
CALL: THE BEAT CALLING OUT
RESPONSE: ACTIVITY IN RESPONSE TO THE CALL

SOUL
FREEDOM
#BAM!



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SOUL
FREEDOM
#BAM!
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Rene Marie – Lift Every Voice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy_R0O9DxEY

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SOUL
FREEDOM
#BAM!
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CIVILITY

Surveys suggest that Americans recognize the lack of civility
and want their leaders to behave better,
but experts say that until people exercise civility themselves
and demand it from their representatives,
little will change.
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“It’s a shame we’re reaching that place,” said Dahnke.
“If we can’t talk to one another, we can’t do anything else.
Being able to maintain civility is critical to problem-solving at any level,
whether it’s a local school board or international diplomacy.
If you cannot talk to one another,
you can’t solve a problem.”
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Yet experts say one of the reasons for the rise in incivility

is that people no longer want to disagree respectfully.

The idea of “agree to disagree” has been squashed

by the array of partisan media that allows

people to filter out opposing viewpoints.

“There is research to suggest that if you hear a fact presented by the other side,

you discount the fact,” said John Genette,

president of Black Mountain Communications,

a company that helps non-profit groups raise money,

and

one of the architects of an ASU-based project called

Civil Dialogue.

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“We should balance speaking with listening,” he said.
“Civility is as much about listening as it is about speaking.
It’s acknowledging differences.
Having civil dialogues is so important to expose ourselves
to real, live people who have differing opinions
and find out why they have differing opinions.”
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SOUL
FREEDOM
#BAM!
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MY
BODY/HEART/SOUL
GOES
TOWARD
DYNAMIC,
RELATIONS/ENCOUNTERS
WHICH
ARE
CALL AND RESPONSE
SPIRITUALS.
ANTIPHONAL
AND
RESPONSORIAL
AND
SYNCRETIC
COMMUNICATIONS.
RHYTHMIC, 
EVOLVING.
CONSTANT
(SILENT AND SONIC)
FLUID DIALOGUE
WHICH
DEEPENS AND HEIGHTENS
THE
MAGNITUDE
OF
MUTUAL RECIPROCITY
AND
ENRICHING
EXCHANGE.
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DIALOGUE/SINGING/DANCING/LOVING/BREATHING/DISCOVERY
ALTERNATING
BACK
AND
FORTH
INTO
OSCILLATING .
HELICOIDAL,
  SPIRALING UPWARD,
SPHERES:
COLLISIONS, SAMPLINGS, RECONCILIATIONS AND
DIALECTICAL FUSIONS:
  CONTINUOUS POETIC ASSOCIATIONS OF WORDS AND SOUNDS
AND
FLOWING AND SYNCOPATING
RHYTHMS
OF IMAGES,SOUNDS, CONCEPTS AND ARGUMENTS
OF.
DISPARATE BELIEFS
,SYSTEMS/PATTERNS OF THOUGHT
AND
 DIVERSE INTERDISCIPLINARY FORMS OF CREATIVE  EXPRESSION.
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A
DYNAMIC
PERCEPTUAL/INTELLECTUAL/INTUITIVE
VEHICLE
OF
 DISCOVERING , EXPANDING AND DEVELOPING
NEW PLANETS AND CONSTELLATIONS
WHICH
RESPECTS AND HONORS ITS
  POTENT PRIMARY SOURCES
AND
CELEBRATES THE BIRTH OF MOVING FORWARD
INTO
UNCHARTED MAPS
OF
AMPLITUDE AND EXPERIENCE!

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NEW
ADVENTURES AND WILDERNESSES.
AS AN ON-GOING
SYNCRETIC PROCESS
  WELCOMING
CREATIVITY
AND
INVENTION
AND
INTER-PERSONAL INTIMACY.
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LISTENING AND INTUITION
  ARE THE ANCHORS
AND
CATALYST:
FROM
INCITING  INVIGORATING DEBATE
TO
INVENTING CREATIVE PERFORMANCES OF SONIC/VISUAL EXPRESSIONS
TO
INITIATING /ENTERING INTO SENSUOUS TANTRIC SEX.
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ARTISTS/LOVERS
MUST
BREAK OPEN AND BLOOM
  WHOLLY NEW SENSORY,
INTELLECTUAL PARADIGMS-
SENSUAL
AND
POETIC  FIELDS
OF REVELATION.

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CONCENTRIC
COMMUNICATION
CIRCLES
RISING
INTO
EXPANSIVE
ASCENDING
SACRED
SPIRALS
ARISING
 NEW
VISIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND POSSIBILITIES
TO 
INTENSIFYING WAVES
OF
TANTRIC
CRESCENDOS.
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LISTENING
TO
ALL
THE
SENSES.
RESPONDING
FROM
ALL
THE SENSES.
BETWEEN
YOU
AND
I,
I
AND
THOU.
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Martin Buber’s I and Thou
Martin Buber’s I and Thou (Ich und Du, 1923)
presents a philosophy of personal dialogue, 
in that it describes how personal dialogue can define the nature of reality.

Buber’s major theme is that human existence may be defined

 by the way in which we engage in dialogue

with each other,

with the world,

and with God.

According to Buber, human beings may adopt two attitudes toward the world:

 I-Thou or I-It.

I-Thou is a relation of subject-to-subject,

while I-It is a relation of subject-to-object.

In the I-Thou relationship, human beings are aware

of each other as having a unity of being.

In the I-Thou relationship, human beings do not perceive each other

as consisting of specific, isolated qualities,

but engage in a dialogue involving each other’s whole being.

In the I-It relationship, on the other hand,

human beings perceive each other as consisting of specific, isolated qualities,

and view themselves as part of a world which consists of things.

I-Thou is a relationship of mutuality and reciprocity,

while I-It is a relationship

of separateness and detachment.

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MOVING FORWARD INTO WONDER + ADVENTURE
WITH RESPECT AND TRUST.
CIVIL
CALL AND RESPONSE.
LIFTING
EVERY
VOICE.
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RESPECT AND TRUST
CIVIL.
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PURE MUSIC:
OPEN FIELDS-WIDE +OPEN+
SIMPLE+MAJESTIC.
SWINGING!
HELICOIDAL

A helicoid with α=1, -1≤ρ≤1 and -π≤θ≤π.


BACK AND FORTH.
DYNAMISM: MOVEMENT TO/AND/FROM STILLNESS
SILENCE: ACTIVE FIELD TO/OF/FROM PRESENCE.
YIN/YANG.
YANG/YIN.
DAY/NIGHT.
NIGHT/DAY.
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SOUL
FREEDOM
#BAM!
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HOPE
LOVE
FAITH
FREEDOM
ADVENTURE
COURAGE
INTEGRITY
BEAUTY
LOL
JOY
REBORN
2012
HOPE
LOVE
FAITH
FREEDOM
ADVENTURE
COURAGE
INTEGRITY
BEAUTY
LOL
JOY
REBORN
2012
HOPE
LOVE
FAITH
FREEDOM
ADVENTURE
COURAGE
INTEGRITY
BEAUTY
LOL
JOY
REBORN
2012

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