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There’s not a craving in the mind

Thou dost not meet and still; There’s not a wish the heart can have Which Thou dost not fulfill. All things that have been, all that are, All things that can be dreamed, All possible creations made, Kept faithful, or redeemed;- All these may draw upon Thy power, Thy mercy may command, And still outflows

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2 quotes from JRR Tolkien

No man can estimate what is really happening at the present sub specie aeternitatis (under the aspect of eternity). All we do know, and that to a large extent by direct experience – is that evil labors with vast power and perpetual success in vain; preparing always only the soil for unexpected good to sprout

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2 nice music documentaries worth watching >

I know these have been out for a while – but I just watched them this week…Sound City and Muscle Shoals. Both documentaries have a lot of amazing talent and artists represented, but the conclusions about what makes great music remain mysterious at best. The Sound City documentary was spearheaded by Dave Grohl, ex-Nirvana drummer,

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the art of living…art and life

recently I was talking to someone about music, art and life. As often is the case the topic wove its way through the actual discipline of say, making a song or an artistic statement, and making a living. You know the argument; art vs commerce…artistic integrity…selling out and all that. Along with the topic of

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Bruegel > Spring

(click to enlarge) The Latin on the bottom translated; March April and May are the months of Spring / Spring, similar to childhood / In Spring golden Venus rejoices in flowery garlands “Spring” puts us in the garden of a noble or wealthy family. It is being planted and cared for by a number of

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20 reasons you won’t finish that song…

…or learn that instrument, write that book, complete that screenplay make that drawing or climb that mountain of passion in whatever form it may be. Here’s the deal, this is largely confessional. When I look at what kinds of impediments get in the way of my creative urges, I see patterns. Where I fail and

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gk chesterton > the fallacy of success

first published in 1915 – but oh so relevant today! There has appeared in our time a particular class of books and articles which I sincerely and solemnly think may be called the silliest ever known among men. They are much more wild than the wildest romances of chivalry and much more dull than the

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New Song! hear the drum