Your Soul Food for Friday January 31st 2014

Happy Soul Food Friday!

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This week:

A Love of Music:

Monday of this week Pete Seeger died at the age of 94.  He was the embodiment of American music and its spirit.

Here are 10 quotes for nearly 10 poignant decades…

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2014/01/28/pete_seeger_10_quotes.html

A Love of Art:

Wednesday, as long time partners of Arts and Culture in San Diego at the kickoff event of Mission Federal ArtWalk 2014, the Mayor of San Diego, Todd Gloria proclaimed it Mission Federal ArtWalk Day!

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As the theme this year is CREATIVITY CONNECTS: CELEBRATING 30 YEARS for Mission Federal ArtWalk @ Little Italy:  April 26 & 27, 2014

I decided to borrow from Pete’s songbook and created an “Art-Felt” Tribute to Pete Seeger 2014 using Where Have All the Flowers Gone…

While Pete’s narrative as part of the anti-war movement took us from Flowers to Young Girls to Husbands to Soldiers to Graveyards and back to Flowers this 2014 rendition applied the same sentiment to art and its rightful place in society and critical importance with respect to the betterment of culture. This time around, we go from Artists to Scientists to the Promise of Progress to false and real Profits& Prophets thru Redemption then back to Artists.

There is an artist in every one of us and quoting Pete Seeger, “There is no such thing as a wrong note,” he liked to say when leading group renditions of songs like Amazing Grace, “just as long as you’re singing along.”

Where Have All the Artists Gone?

Where have all the artists gone, long time passing?
Where have all the artists gone, long time ago?
Where have all the artists gone?
Scientists displaced them everyone.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the scientists gone, long time passing?
Where have all the scientists gone, long time ago?
Where have all the scientists gone?
Used up for progress everyone
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where’s the promise of progress gone, long time passing?
Where’s the promise of progress gone, long time ago?
Where’s the promise of progress gone?
Sold to profit everyone
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all our prophets gone, long time passing?
Where have all our prophets gone, long time ago?
Where have all our prophets gone?
Seeking redemption, everyone.
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

When will our redemption come, long time waiting?
When we’ll sing redemption song, not long ago…
When will freedom be re-won?
Right when artists live this song!
When will we ever learn?
Can, will we ever learn?

If you are local, YOU can help ARTREACH bring art education into elementary schools countywide:  www.artreachsandiego.org

A Love of Language:

“Lexophile” is the word used to describe those that have a love for words, such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish”, or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.”

A competition to see who can come up with the best of these is held every year.

This year’s winning submission is posted at the very end.

Enjoy the word play!

.. When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.

.. A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
.. When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.

.. The batteries were given out free of charge.
.. A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.
.. A will is a dead giveaway.
.. With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
.. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
.. When you’ve seen one shopping Center you’ve seen a mall.

.. Police were called to a day care center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
.. Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
.. A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.
.. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
.. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.
.. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

.. When she saw her first strands of grey hair she thought she’d dye.
.. Acupuncture is a jab well done. That’s the point of it.
And the cream of the crop:
.. Those who get too big for their pants will be exposed in the end.

A Love of Life:

Being Soul Filled means feeling fully, living passionately and even dying graciously

In a culture with no real language for communicating the nuances of the inevitable for all of us, this piece struck a rich deep bass chord with the remarkable way this family reflects on death, dying and growth…

http://storycorps.org/listen/debra-and-lionel-dluna-and-adrienne-dluna-directo/

A Love of Learning: Don’t believe everything you think!

3 Myths That Block Progress For The Poor by Bill and Melinda Gates: http://annualletter.gatesfoundation.org/

A Love of Nature (Inner and Out):

Click here!

Thanks this week go to Pete Seeger, Sandi C and Mission Fed ArtWalk, NPR, Stan S and Larry H.

Love Life!

Neville

PS. IF SFF is resonating for you, would you leave me a comment?

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.”

— Mother Teresa

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