Post Valentine Reflections…

Love. It transcends age, distance and time. It is what connects the human spirit to the world around us and to each other. It is the ebb and flow between two souls, a continual conversation that requires no words. It is the beauty that resonates long after the skin has faded and our bodies have grown soft.

Love. It is the purpose and meaning of our existence. It is why, year after decade, century after millennium we continue. Continue to share, continue to smile, continue to reach out and be part of something bigger than ourselves.

Santana!

You know, sometimes I envy the bloggers who’re able to pick a certain area of coverage and then stick to that area. I, on the other hand, have so many things I want to blog about that “I Want Ice Water!” is anything but a “focused” blog. The problem with having such an “unfocused” mind is that there are just so many topics that, despite their importance, I just never seem to get around to covering as well as I’d have liked to. An example of that is music. Yeah I know, you look at the long list of artists on my Music On This Blog page and it seems like I’ve done a pretty fair job of covering the music I like. But then something like the recent Kennedy Center Honors comes along and I’m reminded, once again, of just how short that list is in comparison to what it should be!

For The Love Of Music

“Music may be the activity that prepared our pre-human ancestors for speech communication and for the very cognitive, representational flexibility necessary to become humans.” – Daniel J. Levitin

Moon Child

The beautiful images below are from the ༺♥༻ Moon Child ༺♥༻ blog on Tumblr. The original posts all include an inspirational quote from a person of note, which you can read by using the links provided…

Happy Halloween!

“It was a dark and stormy night…” Whether in words or in visuals, many of our favorite Halloween horror tales begin with some variation of Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s often mocked and parodied phrase. But that’s precisely what makes my area’s “warmer than usual but stormy as hell” Trick-Or-Treat weather forecast so “horribly” appropriate – unless, of course, you’re among all those parents and kids who’re gonna be stuck out there in it! 😯 At any rate, I’ve put together this “small” collection of images and music videos as my way of wishing you all a very happy and safe Halloween. 😀

Except for the third, the music videos are only intended as “background ambiance” as you view the images…

Brian Cox On Genetic Mutation

Remember that awesome Wonders of Life series trailer I reblogged from Metousiosis a while back? Well, unbeknownst to me, the show, featuring Professor Brian Cox, has already started playing on The Science Channel! I discovered this by accident when I stumbled across a replay of the “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” episode early this morning, just in time to see the part reflected in this amazing clip…

Late Lament

Well, I’ve done one for the morning, so how about one for the night? After listening to The Moody Blues’ Nights In White Satin on ladybluerose, I was reminded of my favorite part of the Days Of Future Past album it came from – Late Lament, written by Graeme Edge and spoken by Mike Pinder.