Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Beauty of Wynona...

That is the title of a Daniel Lanois album...that Doug lent me this week. It is extraordinary. It is so beautiful....mysterious....wistful - haunting at times. Listening to it, for me, is a bit like drinking a really tall glass of water on a really hot day. It quenches something. It is satisfying.

That is the kind of music I would like to make. The kind that satisfies...for those few who do take the time to really listen.

Life is funny right now. I feel like the captain of the ship that is my life - and I can steer it in any direction that I want. it is kindof exiting. and I'm not as scared of the unknown as I used to be. at least today i'm least not this second.

it's all about letting go. letgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgoletgolet
O to be a computer engineer!

I have a dream to live in and operate a lighthouse for 6 months. How whacky is that??!! but it is something I really want to do! I've always been inrigued by them. I think it;s the Newfoundlander in me. While i'm in my lighhouse I'd like to record music and call the recording "the Lighthouse Sessions".

peace OUt

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Hot as Hell

Presuming Hell is hot...maybe hell is really really cold instead...I actually have doubts as to whether it really exists except inside our minds (and sometimes our actions. Zoiks).

Back from France. what a hootenany. okay - thats not quite the word I would use to describe it...but good times nonetheless.. good good times

I feel as if I dug myself out from under four years worth of junk...and now I can get on with the business of living.

I realized I have not been enjoying life as much as the French seem that is something that must be remedied ASAP.

I came to see that being as shrewd as a snake but as light as a dove may be alot more fun than I ever anticipated.

the future is open
nothing is final
simplicity leads to solidarity
people are beautiful
unity inside of diversity points the way to freedom
everything is being made new
I can trust myself
where my deepest desire is, there God is
it's important to just 'be' - it's important to just 'do'
god can only give his love
beauty always hides a message...but I must make the choice to stop, look and listen to what it wants to say to me.

this is some of what I learned. hopefully. ;)

peace, -jc