There are names for what binds us:
strong forces, weak forces.
Look around, you can see them:
the skin that forms in a half-empty cup,
nails rusting into the places they join,
joints dovetailed on their own weight.
The way things stay so solidly
wherever they've been set down --
and gravity, scientists, say, is weak.
And see how the flesh grows back
across a wound, with a great vehemence,
than the simple, untested surface before.
There's a name for it on horses,
when it comes back darker and raised: proud flesh,
as all flesh
is proud of its wounds, wears them
as honors given out after battle,
small triumphs pinned to the chest --
And when two people have loved each other
see how it is like a
scar between their bodies,
stronger, darker, and proud;
how the black cord makes of them a single fabric
that nothing can tear or mend.
SAND guest speaker with a taste of Sufi Whirling
Zen Buddhism and its relation to Nonduality, the symbolism of the ensō (円相, "circular form") calligraphy, and the Heart Sutra
A new story from Sophie read at the Sophie Strand was a guest speaker at Bayo Akomolafe's webinar The Wandering, Winding Way of the Wound webinar
a blissful exploration of Indian classical music
First Native American composer to win Pulitzer Prize on his experimental process
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
thicken, and begin to fall into the world below like stars, or the feathers of some unimaginable bird
A duet of cello and birdsong
A review and deep dive into the future of music composition from a Quantum Music conference at the Goethe-Institut
exploring into the life and work of musician and Sufi teacher Hazrat Inayat Khan
a masterpiece album from Pulitzer Prize winning musician dealing with intergenerational trauma
16th Century devotional poet who composed over 1,000 devotional bhajans expressing her love for Lord Krishna.
"Those in power write the history, those who suffer write the songs" –Frank Harte
Dazzling timelapse shows how microbes spoil our food – and sometimes enrich it.
Take your well-disciplined strengths and stretch them between two opposing poles. Because inside human beings is where God learns.
From Emergence Magazine: Set amid pine forests and mountain peaks, three ancient Chinese poems, sung and translated by Red Pine, meditate on the nature of Taoism and Zen Buddhism.
Exploring the concepts of Listening in Dreams, Deep Listening, Black Quantum Futurism, and Quantum Listening
We need Afrofuturism; not as a box to put people in, but as a lens with which to change the way we imagine and actualize an inclusive future. A future where Black people are in control of their own destinies.
From the Wisdom of Trauma 'Talks on Trauma' Series – All Access Pass
Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
Indigenous Australian singer/songwriter Gurrumul's music video 'Wiyathul', taken from the album 'Gurrumul'.
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