Such a plethora of flavors...where does it stop?
An ever changing, provocative, living, breathing emotional outlet, source of inspiration, meditation, and healing...it is a constant struggle in my life.
To absorb, feel, be moved by music, art, and literature I have yet to explore in depth.
To be introduced to nuances, life, and harmonies from artist(s), instruments, productions, creations previously unheard, unseen, or unread.
To revisit, revel, and immerse my head and heart in sounds and artistic creations that have touched my soul in the past.
This page will be a changing, growing, morphing list of music, art, and literature that has deeply touched me on some level. Whether serving as a mystic healer, a source or expression of elation and joy, a somber reminder of pain, remembrance, or reflection, each item included on this page will offer a glimpse into a few of the items that have truly touched me and changed me on a structural level throughout the course of my life.
Maybe some of these are new to you. Maybe they are like visiting an old friend, breaking free of the cobwebs in your mind, sparkling anew after a quick dusting off and maybe a little spit-shine...a beloved comfort, like an old shoe or a favorite old pair of jeans. Or maybe it simply gives you a new perspective on something you haven't thought about from the same light.
ALBUMS THAT MATTER
An ever growing list (not in order) of music that has moved me, changed me, challenged me, healed me, and opened my mind, my heart, and my spirit. This is NOT a list of my fave artists (though they will be in there. THIS is a list of albums and artists that signify a marked turning point in my musical, spiritual, and soulful education.
(Note: It will take far too long to put everything in here in one fell swoop so additions will be tackled as they pop in my head and as I have time to fill in the backbone).
- Joni Mitchell - Blue
- Peter Gabriel - first 4 albums - Solsbury Hill is perfection
- Tears for Fears - The Hurting
- Depeche Mode - Ultra
- David Bowie - Space Oddity
- The Beatles - Rubber Soul
- Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
- Gareth Asher - I'm the Earth
- Neil Finn
- Citizen Cope
- Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
- Marvin Gaye
- Shawn Mullins
- The Smiths - (same)
- Van Morrison - Moondance
- Jethro Tull
- Marvin Gaye
BOOKS OF SUBSTANCE
- Sarah's Key - Tatiana De Rosnay
- Sophie's Choice
- Dogs of Babel
- Rebecca - Daphne DuMaurier
- Portrait of Jenny
(details and SO MANY more to come)
...there is SO much more to add when time allows. Lunch break is over so I put this page to bed, snuggling up its blankie and turning out the light until I can come back, awake it with a kiss, and spend some more quality time.
nighty, night...for now...