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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are
tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
"One need not be a chamber to be haunted, one need not be a house.
The brain has corridors surpassing material place."
"The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts,
and that is where all our battles should be fought."
"When you try to make the changes, you lose momentum.
Don't try. Don't think. Just listen and play what you hear."
"Don't think you are, know you are!
Stop trying to hit me and hit me!"
"Do or do not.
There is no try."
Turn off your mind relax and float down stream
It is not dying, it is not dying
Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void,
It is shining, it is shining.
Yet you may see the meaning of within
It is being, it is being
Love is all and love is everyone
It is knowing, it is knowing
And ignorance and hate mourn the dead
It is believing, it is believing
But listen to the colour of your dreams
It is not leaving, it is not leaving
So play the game "Existence" to the end
Of the beginning, of the beginning
"Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool
or you go out in the ocean."
"Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper. Down deep the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're very beautiful."
"Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?"
Today I received an email from Dick Kruithof in the Netherlands,
who also has a blog called DIMA'S BLOG. Check it out!
Dick lives in Wognum, 50 kilometers north of Amsterdam,
near the town Hoorn where the AFIB performed at Jazz Affairs.
Even in a country that you know by heart
it’s hard to go the same way twice.
The life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
The Conduit communes with the metaphysical realm, channeling spiritual energy. He serves as a ritual messenger, our intermediary to the divine and liaison with the muses. Is he a metaphor or a functionary? Is he symbol or vessel?