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Poems are the rough notation for the music we are ♫ ~Rumi

Month

October 2015

Blood Orange – Sandra’s Smile

#SandraBland #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter

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Directed & edited by Devonté Hynes
Shot & edited by Jack Pearce
Produced by Nick Harwood & Imogene Strauss

Special thanks to Waffle Crew, Junglepussy, Ian Isiah & Michelle
https://www.facebook.com/WaffleNYC

1st AC: Kenny Suleimanagich
2nd AC: Connor Owens
Steadicam Operator: Victor Lazaro

Who taught you to breathe, then took away your speech,
Made you feel so loved, then shook your hand with gloves?
You watched her pass away, the words she said weren’t faint.
Closed our eyes for a while, but I still see Sandra’s smile.

Can you see it in my face?
Had enough for today.
It’s hard for me to to stay in place unless I force myself awake.

Look, an hour ago, I read Sybrina’s quote.
I mean, why should she forgive?
D’we lose you if, we don’t?

Lang Mai – Avalokiteśvara – Plum Village chanting – summer2011

I have been listening to this enchanting music recently. It reminds me of the calming atmosphere in the mindfulness retreat two Sundays ago.

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Contemplations before chanting
The Sangha is invited to come back to our breathing, so that our collective energy of mindfulness will bring us together as an organism, going as a river, with no more separation.
Let the whole Sangha breathe as one body, chant as one body, listen as one body and transcend the boundaries of a delusive self, liberating from the superiority complex, the inferiority complex, and the equality complex.

Cam Anthony, 12-Year-Old With ‘Golden Voice,’ Performs For Ellen DeGeneres

Joy of Silence by Deuter – Official Release – New Earth Records

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