Music, Videos, Poetry that Gets Us Through
I wanted to add something to what your dream said about having to eat the food only if you killed the animals yourself. One day when I was a child (7 yrs old) my father had brought home a baby pig. I loved that pig so much! I would play with it etc. Then one night my mom made a pork roast for dinner. I could not find my baby pig anywhere, so at the dinner table I asked my father (he had little tact) "where is my baby pig?". He said "you are eating him!". I ran away from the table, lost my dinner and cried for hours.
I never ate pork after that until 15 years later. I was at my boyfriend's house and his mother made a special dinner just because me and my family were invited. It was his family's favorite: pork with mustard sauce. I felt sick looking at it, but I didn't want to upset her and the family since she was so proud she made this just for us.
So if I had to kill the animal I ate I would definitely end up a pescatarian! Though milk wouldn't bother me as much since my friends had a farm and they never ate the cows that gave them milk. The cows grazed on grass and were "happy cows". The milk they used was only from their cows.
@triciact What a story you told us. I can't imagine how traumatized that experience must have been for you. Pigs are highly intelligent animals. I cannot imagine what they go through at slaughter houses. They must know what is coming. As for poultry, if people must eat chicken or eggs, they can at least only buy from farms that a raise these animals humanely. Whole foods has a ranking system that you can use if you buy there. There are also local consortiums around the country that contract with small local farms that raise their livestock humanely. In New England we have Waldon Meats.
happy Valentine's day, everyone. A thousand kisses deep
OMG....AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME !
"I'm old but I'm still into that a thousand kisses deep!"
Fabulous Valentine love poem for all who love!
We need the words to this one!
Playing all of them in a row now and bookmarking! Beautiful all of them!
Randy Rainbow is back with a new video: No Rules For Donald Trump.
@bright-opal, How funny -- i was just getting ready to post the same Randy Rainbow video!
Speaking of videos or in this case, animal antics that help us get through hard times, I really enjoyed this set of photos of baby bears trending on recent social media outlets.
They really do look like they're either dancing or playing "Ring around a rosy".
Teacher Stumbles Upon Baby Bears ‘Dancing’ In Finland Forest, Thinks He’s Imagining It | Bored Panda
When twilight falls, the aurora borealis will cut off cell phones, scramble the Internet. We'll play flashlight tag, hide and seek...
there will be sun, scalloped by clouds, ushered in by a waterfall of birdsong. It will be a temperate seventy-five, low humidity. For twenty-four hours all politicians will be silent. Reality programs will vanish from TB, replaced by the snow that used to decorate our screens when reception wasn't working. Soldiers will toss their weapons in the grass. The oceans will stop their inexorable rise. No one will have to sit on a committee. When twilight falls, the aurora borealis will cut off cell phones, scramble the Internet. We'll play flashlight tag, hide and seek, decorate our hair with fireflies, spin until we're dizzy, collapse on the dew-decked lawns and look up, perhaps for the first time, to read the long lines of cold code written in the stars...
Tomorrow By Barbara Cooker from Some Glad Morning
Thank you so much for the shout out, that's so great and so so dear!
With the reach of my arms and the fire in my eyes ..a great big hug across the air waves. Loved hearing it sung by Ruthie Foster too, Just lovely!!! We all love you too Unk P.
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Hello to all my light working friends-
I woke up this morning with this song from Johnny Cash Sooner later cut you down
its a great song-video and whomever visits me in my dreams likes to send me songs
”sooner or later what’s done in the dark will be brought to light”
in case link doesn’t work it’s Johnny Cash -Gods Going to Cut You Down
That's coincidental! We watched a PBS special on Cash last night.
Friend of mine posted this on FB, she's not the author, and I've never heard of this author, however this is beautiful:
blessed are the elderly, and the immunosuppressed
blessed are the fearful, the anxious and irritable
blessed are the ones who use humor to get by
the ones who could use a vacation anyway
the ones who fear for their life
blessed are the ones who are sick of it:
all the flawed logic, the security theater
blessed are the ones who cry out "this is why we need a safety net! a kinder society! a new world!"
blessed are the health care workers, the administrators catching heat for every decision, the messengers with no power over the message
blessed are the sad, and the lonely
blessed are the healthy and the sick,
the well and the unwell
blessed are all of us just trying to do our best
blessed are those who stay kind and clear, who keep our eyes open to each other
blessed is our neighbor
blessed are we all
blessed are we all
blessed are we all
- Lee Allison Paczulla
@Laura, thank you for this beautiful prayer. I have so much gratitude for all of those helpers, like the healthcare workers and clergy and all in the helping professions who are risking their health and their families at this time in order to be there for others.
I pulled these out of my videos-that-uplift arsenal. Jeanne originally shared the one from Urban Dance Camp months ago, and I discovered the other one.
These always make me smile.
“Happy” by C2C, with Derek Martin – original video:
“Happy” performed by Urban Dance Camp:
@deetoo I have no watched that Urban Dance Camp video about 50 times and every time I am so delighted. I love how the other dancers scream with delight at the end and throw their sneakers at them. Thanks for bringing it back! And the original is something I'd never seen before. Wow. So so fine! Thank you. Someone posted a comment under that read:
So touchingly beautiful!
valemercurii on Twitter:
"People of my hometown #Siena sing a popular song from their houses along an empty street to warm their hearts during the Italian #Covid_19 #lockdown.