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Artistic Exposure / Curation

For those wanting exposure to the arts /  Music / Literary works as an intrinsic part of mental,  emotional and social development.

“I close my eyes and this image floats beside me

The sweaty-toothed madman with a stare that pounds my brains

His hands reach out and choke me
And all the time he’s mumbling

Truth, like a blanket that always leaves your feet cold.

You push it, stretch it, it will never be enough

Kick it beat it, it will never cover any of us.
From the moment we enter crying, to the moment we leave dying,

it will just cover your face
as you wail and cry and scream.”
Movie: Coach Carter

Timo Cruz: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Parenting is all about Trust, Respect and an Wide Open Mind! Rosanne Cash performing at her father Johnny Cash's memorial. With some insight into the kind of man/parent the legend was. ----------------------------- TRANSCRIPT ------------------------ My father's integrity an artist was the same integrity that informed him as a parent. When I was a teenager I was lying on the bed in my room reading a book on Astrology and my dad walked in and asked me what I was reading and I handed him the book and said you do not really believe in this do you? and he said no, but I think you should find out everything you can about it and that one comment became the template on which I later based my entirely philosophy of parenting trust, respect and a wide open mind. My father's own wide open mind explored in a man's universal ideas sound, beauty, mystery, love, pain and rhythm. He offered that universe to us as our birthright to delight in our own treasures and slam up against our own walls - always knowing that his love was close. His heart was so expansive and his mind so finely tuned that he could contain both darkness and light, love and trouble, fear and faith, wholeness and shatteredness, addiction and enlightenment, old school and post modern, Baptist and Jew, the sacred and the silly, God and the void but always relentlessly with the back beat and the rhythm driving the paradoxes. Daddy was... (More)
A delight for youngsters, this one is steeped in themes of wonderland and fantasy. Let our babies smoothly transition from that sheltered world of glo bugs and looney tunes to this mad world out there with a "steady rhythm driving the paradoxes"

see separate post of Rosanne Cash -