Anthem: Song of the Moon, Song of the Trees (AEDM18)

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A tribute to Leonard Cohen and a reminder of his words that, whatever happens, “the light gets in”.

Never give up. Never give up. Never give up!

“Anthem”

The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government —
signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
and they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring …

You can add up the parts
but you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

 

Rocks at Prayer (AEDM17)

Two for the price of one today: Rocks at Prayer. The original photo is of Langi Beach in Western Australia. I played with PicMonkey and Pixlr, with the resultant image (pink and green) reminding me of rocks at prayer for planetary and galactic love with the pink and green chakra colours. Then I was playing with frames on PicMonkey and got the sepia image which rather reminded me of the ancient-ness and mystery of stones.

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Organised Chaos (AEDM13)

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We went shopping yesterday at a big supermarket on the other side of the port of Kyrenia (we’re on the west side of the city, the Sah {pron. Sha} supermarket is on the east side).

Just as we walked in staff were putting out on the shelves a whole new system of storage boxes, from big ones to littlies. And the colours were gorgeous – so I grabbed some pink, orange and purple boxes, some largeish and some medium, so I could sort out all the creative bits and pieces that were currently stored in a hodge-podge of containers.

I have now brought yesterday’s chaos  into order, and it’s really nice to see such bright colours cheering up my office. Plus now I know where all my arty-farty bits and bobs are, which is a vast improvement on my previous efforts!

Joy & Passion (AEDM142016)

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A few days ago I took a photo of the moon, stuffed one photo up (sort of) so I just got the red edge of the moon but decided to keep that aura photo. So today I overlaid it with a photo I took of a ripe pomegranate in our communal garden. I decided it reminded me of joy and passion after the last punishing week, reminding us of the light inside which we need to nurture in order to thrive in the challenges facing us in present times.

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