Music and Dancing

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



Gentle Earth and Sky – Michael Gettel

I was listening to this solo piano music several times since yesterday, which I used to listen to a number of years before in Grand Piano Narada CD compilation album and this song somehow resurfaced in my memory yesterday morning.

We Are Stars – Kenley Kristofferson

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Choral sheet music available at

“Most stars are made of the three lightest elements in the universe: Hydrogen, Helium and Lithium. Upon their death, some smaller stars simply burn out and fade away, but the elder and more massive stars do something entirely different. These cosmic titans cave into their core, creating enormous heat, light and energy not seen since the Big Bang almost fourteen billion years ago.

But, as these stars collapse, the new heat and density enables their lighter elements to be forged into larger, heavier and stronger ones like Nitrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, Iron and so forth. This process is call nuclear fusion and, in short, it fills the universe with a veritable something rather than nothing.

As this fertile star gives way, it gets heavier and denser until it compresses to a point where it can be compressed no further and is brimming with energy. Unable to sustain that form, it explodes through space and seeds the universe with heavy elements. These elements go on to attract to one another through space and gravity to form asteroids, planetoids and sometimes planets.

Earth is one of these planets. From the calcium in our bones to cobalt in our mountains, all things are connected through a common solar origin. The stellar nursery in the night sky reminds us that all stars, all flowers, all mountains and all life are all just threads in a cosmic tapestry — each thread is important in itself, but when woven together, the picture is not only more clear, but also more beautiful.”

… isn’t that just amazing?

My name is Kenley Kristofferson and I’m a composer, teacher, writer and voice actor who uses the ARTS to teach the SCIENCES.

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A New Liturgy: CREATION

LIVE from Willow Creek Church in Chicago – October 21, 2012
Written & Led by Aaron Niequist –
Visuals Curated by Stephen Proctor –

This video features a Picture-in-Picture of two live video feeds: a wide shot capturing the panoramic LED video wall & the main “IMAG” feed capturing the band & singers.

For the story behind this project, visit

Here’s sharing this worship video. As described by Brian McLaren in this website, it is a beautiful worship experience indeed, replete with grand visuals of creation’s beauty and stirring voices and music of humanity. I like the lyrics as well as quotes in the song, such as the quote by Richard Rohr.

“If we are created in the image and likeness of God, then whatever good, true or beautiful things we can say about humanity or creation, we can say of God exponentially. God is the beauty of creation and humanity multiplied to the infinite power.” Fr Richard Rohr

Yes, may God give us new eyes to see, new skin to feel, new lungs to breathe the wonder underneath, faith like a mustard seed to swim in God’s (Love’s) mystery. May we embrace the enchantment of the world and see the glory of God/Love that fills the earth.

Elton John – Circle Of Life

To me, the message about the circle of life is similar to Rumi’s quote “Step out of the circle of time / And into the circle of love.” The first line also reminds me of the Australian Aborigine proverb about us being here on Earth to observe, learn, grow and love.

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There’s more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
There’s far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found

But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless roundIt’s the Circle of Life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle
The Circle of LifeIt’s the Circle of Life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle
The Circle of Life

Infinite Universe by Beautiful Chorus

God is love, and there is nothing but love and light and there is no darkness in him/her/it. There is nothing or nowhere that love is not present because in Love we live and move and have our being. It is mind-boggling to grasp the immensity of love in which we are part of. I think this song lyrics also captures the magnitude and infinity of love (that is in us, around us and with us).

‘I believe only in love.
Everything else on earth lacks meaning.
Even if this world is leveled to the ground;
Even if the seas dry up and the mountains wear down;
Love will live forever in the infinite universe,
forever in the infinite universe,
forever in the infinite universe.’

released 04 September 2012
~Beautiful Chorus with DiViNCi on Production

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