"Close the language door and open the love window. The moon won't use the door. only the window"
The dream stages of creating a new work
In the photo - screen shot with Kiva of Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, IONE and Daniel the filmmaker of Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros. We're dreaming and making things... more on this coming soon...
<a href="https://ayelet.bandcamp.com/album/upto-here-from-here">Upto Here | From Here by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb איילת רוז גוטליב</a>
This morning I woke up with a quote from a Rumi poem, "Some Kiss", that I composed many years ago (you can hear it on Bandcamp, on my album "Upto Here | From Here".)
In my composition I actually omitted these two lines. They returned to me today, requesting me to give them the honour they deserve.
"Close the language door
and open the love window.
The moon won't use the door,
only the window."
23 year-old me who composed the poem didn't feel how essential these words are. An actual blue print to live and love by. 43 year-old me wants to remember these words בשכבי ובקומי״" as I lay and as I rise...
Listening Party: You're Invited!
I enjoy Valentines Day mostly as a remembrance to take time for loving gestures. We SHOULD remember to practice love every day, but the world can be so harsh, I personally forget at times...As someone who believes in practicing practice - I welcome any ritual that reminds me to practice how I want to love and be loved in return.
On Feb 14, forget about the chocolates and the hallmark cards.
I want to invite you to listen to some love songs with me for a couple of hours,
from 1-3pm EST. I'd love to see you!
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Please give generously and help Jay pass this difficult time with as much ease, love and comfort as we can provide for her... She, her family, and we - her family and her GoFundMe team - are so so grateful for the immense love she has been receiving. She is so deserving of it.