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Life Lessons: Brought to you by How I Met Your Mother


casually cultured

I’ve apparently been learning a lot about life lately.  Which is funny, because I never really realize it until I get here; sitting at my computer trying to compose another blog post.  

Among lots of other things this week, I managed to watch an entire season of How I Met Your Mother in two days. Despite the fact that the episodes are only twenty minutes, I still went a little overboard in such a short amount of time.  Which I completely expect of myself.  What I didn’t expect, was for HIMYM to teach me anything, ever. 

(SPOILER) Barney proposes to Robin. And when he did, I cried, a lot. This is no surprise, but what was surprising was that while I was crying I was also coming to some pretty amazing realizations. 

I’m not sure exactly at what moment I came to any realizations, but when i did I…

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From Light to Light- Wind


Thin this silver cord like wisp of smoke
mere brush of breath against the face
ah!
I know I do not know…
and smile grateful into light
(mild clouds of myrrh the eagle soars
and hyms the heart of god)
and smile grateful
into
light

Text: Susan Palo Cherwien
Music: Aaron McDermind
Preformed: The National Lutheran Choir

http://aaronmcdermid.com/from-light-to-light/

Emotion into words


Emotion into words

Don’t be lazy


Away


“Y si, estás lejos. No es que no te tenga porque nada es realmente mío. Yo soy de apreciar las cosas, de encontrarle sentido o dárselo si no lo tienen. Ahora que estás lejos, sólo me queda contemplarte… Y sí, estás lejos. ¿Qué importa si lo estás? De esa manera, rodeas también mi vida, a una órbita mayor por supuesto, ¿pero qué importa? Pues de esa manera te conviertes en mi paisaje. Y es así como llego amar a tu ausencia.”

“And yes, you’re far away. It’s not that I don’t have you because nothing is really mine.  I’m one who appreciates things, to find sense in something and give to give sense if it doesn’t have it. Now that you’re far away, I can only contemplate you… And yes, you’re far away. And what does it matter if you are? In that way, you sorround my life, at a bigger orbit, of course; but should it matter? In this way you are my scenery.  And that is how I am loving your absence.”

 

By: J. Porcupine
Translation: Jose Clavell

Kairos


The ground, the occult, and the savior.


Wow… it’s been more than 10 days since I’ve updated from the grad school tag. Grad school is… still intensive. Not as intensive as before, ’cause I am getting the hang of it, but intense nonetheless. At least, I am getting better in my conducting, in internalizing this harmonic system, and getting to be “myself” in front of the choir. Things I need to finally get into my head…

  • nothing will be perfect or go as you think it will.
  • Just like Wagner stated in his article “Art takes time”
  • nothing will change in a day
  • Keep practising, done? Again.
  • I’m here for a reason
  • I am good at what I do and I should just stop self doubting
  • If the University gave a fall break, it’s because it’s NECESARRY. Stop overthinking and doing and give yourself a free day!
  • have more fun
  • Musicallity cannot be taught, it comes from within

 

 

Katy Perry Roar Cover


Katy Perry Roar cover by The Joshua Allen

Silver, Red, and Gold


 

Glide
Fall down, collide
break new ground
smile…

Let it rain
let it fall
engulf the winds
deluge…

 

Rivers


Trickle down my spine
Show me who you are
Walk through the path and
Light up my world tonight

Arpeggios percolate through the air
shimmering, twinkling, and larking
a simple melody beckons and
casts back my soul

My face glimmers
snow cascades
turn back
and smile away…

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