Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

I am thankful for so so many things today and everyday. Our lives are filled with beauty if we choose to seek it and to see it.

I am thankful for beauty. I think that all of my gratitude can be wrapped up in that single sentence. Beauty has so many different ways of manifesting itself. There is beauty in thought, expression and emotion. There is beauty in things constant and things changing. Beauty shines within and throughout our interactions and relationships with others (no matter how clumsy those relationships may be).

Lately I have realized that there are many things that are distracting me from fully participating in the beauty of life. I am thankful for this realization because it has allowed me to break free from some of these snares.

I think that true beauty has the power to bring about our true selves. When we seek it out and absorb it into ourselves we end up finding out who we are and why we are.

This man's music is absolutely beautiful. His band is called "Message to Bears" and it is ambient, instrumental and captivating. A lot of ambient music is very underwhelming and difficult to listen to but this is not. It is really special and I wish that more people knew about it.
Thank you Jerome Alexander.

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  1. Hi there,

    I help Jerome out in playing his material live. I just stumbled upon this and wanted to say thanks for the kind words, although I can take no credit for his recorded output.

    I'll be sure to send a link of your brilliant blog to Jerome, I'm sure he'll be super chuffed to read this!

    Thanks again,


  2. Jack,

    Thank you so much for commenting. I am extremely happy that we crossed virtual paths. Sometimes I write posts with no particular audience in mind. I think that I hope that they will go directly to the hearts of people I would most like to talk to, but who seem most unreachable to me. In this case, my hopes were fully realized.

    Thank you for your contributions the world's catalog of important and meaningful music. I dream of the day that I will be able to see you guys play a live set.