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Only the Connection

On your deathbed 
will you still care 
about all the arguments won, 
all the times you proved to others 
how 'right' you were, or how 'enlightened',
all the knowledge you amassed on your journey 
to this moment?
Will you still be thinking about how much money you made or didn't make, how far you advanced up the material or spiritual or social ladder?
Or perhaps only this moment will matter. Only the grace and shock and awe of each and every breath, only the infinite fragility of life itself and the near-unbearable gratitude for having been alive at all.
Like the dream of Christmases long ago, perhaps you will not remember the size or shape or worldly value of the gifts that were offered, or what the gifts were wrapped in, or who got a bigger or better gift than you. Perhaps you will only remember the love and the longing and the hope with which the gifts were given, and received.
It was only ever 
about the 
- Jeff Foster

If today were my last day on earth I would probably spend it the same way. With a different attitude. Same chores. Same activities. Still procrastinating on the lap-top with my second cup of chai. The same work. I wouldn't put it off. But more appreciation. More humor. More laughing.

It's going to be a good day.

Posted by violetpastille | Thu Jan 17, 2019, 01:44 PM (2 replies)

Seinabo Sey - I Owe You Nothing

Posted by violetpastille | Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:13 PM (4 replies)

Cut my own hair yesterday!

I used the instructions from this website: http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2009/09/easy-way-to-cut-your-own-hair-in-a-curly-bob/
It only took about 10 minutes! I saved a ton of time and money and I won't go back to a salon. Ever!

(I'm also growing out the grey. I'm at about the 4 week point.)

Do you cut your own hair too?

Posted by violetpastille | Sun Nov 4, 2018, 08:14 PM (38 replies)

The Internet - Roll (Burbank Funk) (Official Video)

Posted by violetpastille | Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:32 PM (0 replies)

Sudan Archives - Come Meh Way

"This is Sudan Archives, a 23 year-old violinist/vocalist who writes, plays, and produces her own music. She is self-taught on the violin, inspired by Sudanese fiddlers, R&B, West African rhythms, and experimental electronic music."

Posted by violetpastille | Thu Nov 1, 2018, 11:12 AM (0 replies)

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Most Soulful Cover of Black Sabbath "Changes" (Live)

Posted by violetpastille | Thu Nov 1, 2018, 01:11 AM (1 replies)

Childish Gambino - This Is America

Posted by violetpastille | Wed Oct 31, 2018, 11:50 AM (2 replies)

Where are the Evangelicals in Pittsburgh?

After I read this thread https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211339086 I was really proud of our Muslim citizens for effectively saying,

"My faith is so strong that I am prepared to put my life on the line so that you may practice yours."

Where are the Evangelicals? Anybody heard anything from them? Because they are far more likely to be able to protect a synagogue without becoming a target themselves...

Posted by violetpastille | Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:02 PM (9 replies)

Stevie Wonder - Superstition Live on Sesame Street

I ran across this this morning and it restored my faith in humanity for a minute.

Love this comment, "I was a remarkably white-trash Nebraska farm child when this episode blew my mind and reassembled it in better condition. One of the seminal moments in television history."

That kid in the red sweater was into it.

Posted by violetpastille | Tue Oct 30, 2018, 11:44 AM (0 replies)

Jazmine Sullivan Performs "Mascara" VIBE VSessions

That lower register..
Posted by violetpastille | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 11:19 AM (1 replies)
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