ESSSENTIAL — Music Themes

Our Music theme this week is: ESSENTIAL.
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Is it ESSENTIAL that we all like the same things?
THUNDERSTRUCK — 2CELLOS

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Is romantic love ESSENTIAL?
LOVERS — House of Flying Daggers—Kathleen Battle — Shigeru Umebayashi

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Can ESSENTIAL freedoms be maintained or crafted within new or even forced allegiances and frameworks?
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY — Dead Can Dance — Lisa Gerrard

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Is rain water ESSENTIAL?
THEY CAN MAKE IT RAIN BOMBS— Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir

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Is mining Mother Earth’s body ESSENTIAL?
YOU’LL NEVER LEAVE HARLAN ALIVE — Ruby Friedman Orchestra

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Is retribution ESSENTIAL ?
VEDERGÄLLNING — Garmarna

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Is death ESSENTIAL?
SAA MAGNI — Oumou Sangare

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Lisa: Music Theme – …
Johnny: Essential – Music …
Maddie :   ♪”Essential&#8221 …

Lisa has chosen TRANSITIONS for next week’s theme.
I shall be away from the computer for a while. please forgive me for m absence.
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…And fun? Is fun Essential?
DANCE ALL NIGHT WITH A BOTTLE IN YOUR HAND — Chance McCoy and The Appalachian String Band

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So Hot

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We sweat, itching in the sweltering hot swamp.
The humid summer air a burden, seeming more
Heavy than our torpid bodies can bear.
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My own screeching tinnitus is amplified
By the insect’s constant whine, the decibels
Overwhelming the earth’s hot wildcat scream.
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The pristine river is here guarded by acres
Of steaming thick river mud, and warm to the touch,
Mosquitoes and ticks sentinel the lost paths.
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The river invites. Swim at risk in the soothing
Red tannic waters, home to alligators, poisonous
Cotton mouth snakes, snapping turtles, gar fish, eels.
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Pollen, dust, and ashes float suspended in the
Turbid damp air, filling sinuses, eyes, mouth,
Unbreathable, coating surfaces with thick gray green.
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The longed for cool of the evening shall only arrive
Hustled by howling cyclonic storms, while local
Inversions trap the heat, cooking all with pressure.
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A small jeweled humming bird hovers, unconcerned,
Before me, then flits away, the tiny nest hidden.
With gratitude and cool well water, I rinse my face.
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Bear . . . 06.20.2014
ⓒBearspawprint 2014

February 17 & 18 Photos — Home

These photos are close to the St. Mary’s River, on the East bank, Florida side.  The river flows North here and is a little high, though it has receded quite a bit in the last few days.

Bear … 02.18.2014

There is smoke in the air from farmers and their Spring brush burns.

Bear … 02.18.2014

Here, close to the river it is  darker  so that plants bloom a little later than only a mile or so away.  Still there is new growth and green and a few buds.  Even here in the shadows the sun filters through bringing the new growth.

Bear … 02.18.2014

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