Attachment– a needy clinging to an object of desire–can’t help but become a battleground. Appearing lovely and right at the beginning, attachment inevitably says, “You’ve made … Continue reading What is Attachment?
My sister Rita passed away in 2017. June 13th was her birthday, and she always made a big to-do about it! She’d always referred to herself as a “Down’s syndrome angel.” As I was missing her I imagined Down’s syndrome angels dancing across the flat rooftops just outside my window. I wrote a poem about it, and not much later Reynalds Leroux of Bordeaux, France, sent me a beautiful composition and asked me to write lyrics for it. The music was perfect for the poem. I decided to make a video with a few of Rita’s drawings. She was the … Continue reading “Rooftop Angels” (for Rita’s birthday)
(excerpt from Dervish at the Crossroads) Wanda Waterman Montreal jazz guitarist and university professor Michael Gauthier shared this anecdote, so illustrative of the mysterious quality in music that makes it intrinsic to human experience: Back in the eighties there was … Continue reading My Jazz Years