But, still

I’m most comfortable when in motion, with a goal and a direction. It’s when I feel most focused, and therefore the most calm. Which is not to say that life should always be in motion.

I’m taking a few days to be little more still. If you’re like me, stillness holds it’s own challenges. But sometimes it’s what the soul needs.

7 thoughts on “But, still

  1. Sometimes I like to sit very still, but not in a chair, and after things have decided it’s ok, I watch other things go into motion. Watching them carry on without any attention to me is soothing in itself. My favorite place is in a forest or at a forest’s edge.

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  2. Wayne Zelenak says:

    Sarah, like you, words are important to me and a reflection of our inner feelings. In the quiet hours of the night is where I find peace and understanding. Tonight, I’m drawn to the immortal words of Ralph Waldo Emerson who said: “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies within you.”

    Having read your impressive bio, symphonic projects, and participated in your Musical Mystery Challenge, I am in awe of your success in touching the lives of so many, while being challenged with so much.

    I appreciate sharing your words in “The CoronaVirus Diary” and the things I’ve learned from you as Maestra. “Never Stop Writing”…

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  3. Ohayō Sarah.

    My two colleagues from Haïti were stunned, flabbergasted and grateful by the link you shared about radio (radio.garage). They checked that out and put ‘Port-au-Prince’ just for fun. Then they were amazed to see the number of radio stations over there. Then they checked out for fun by tapping ‘Montréal’ and the same thing happened. They wanted me to say that they both give you a ‘ti bo’ on each cheek. Ti bo is a créole word for ‘bizou’ in French which means a friendly kiss of both cheeks. It’s like the xo. I could say both of them adopted you as well as me which means by extension that they care about the three of you (You, Pinkerton and Paul).

    Lynda said that she did some white vaudoo to help you for your career. Don’t worry she said no chicken has been sacrificed. She might have been inspired by the baseball comedy movie ‘Wild Thing’. I have no idea how ‘white vaudoo’ works but it is for good success (or buon Fortune as would say the Italian people). The three of us also decided to put you, Pink and Paul in our (almost cia) passwords. We must have between 15-40 characters (!,L,n,4,…). By doing so, you’re gonna be in our thoughts every day. We all believe in the power of thought. We’re all energies, Sarah, and those energies interact at a quantum level or on other ones. As French first known chemist Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier said during the French revolution era: “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed”.

    Lynda and Anite asked me to tell you about a famous music band from Haïti called ‘La compagnie Créole’. This band is well known in France, Belgium, Québec, Tahiti, Guadeloupe, many other French countries and even in Japan. You can have a look on YouTube -> ‘Ba moin en ti bo (Give me a kiss)’, ‘Ça fait rire les oiseaux’, ‘Le Bal Masqué’, ‘La machine à danser’, ‘C’est bon pour le moral’, ‘Bons baisers de Port-de- France’, … They’ve made a lot of commercial successes. Lynda said that you’re an ‘island woman’ like them in your heart (Japan and then Hawaï). The music of that group is a ‘swinging’ music. You don’t even have to understand all the lyrics but you’re competencies as a conductor & as a composer will do the rest. Dany Laferrière who is the fisrt Canadian-Haïtian novelist to be elected at the prestigious ‘Académie Française (founded by the king Louis XIV aka Roy Soleil)’ is a finished fan of ‘La compagnie créole’.

    You’ll pardon me if I’m less present. I don’t have to tell you that it is crazy for health care workers right now. We’re not complaining, though. We lucky to still work. We rather expressing like everyone our eagerness for the ending of that covid-19. Vaccine is on the verge. Stay safe & be Healthy guys.
    We believe in you, La Maestra. Merde! xo


    1. chefdorch says:

      “ti bo” to Lynda and Anite and to you, and to any and all white vaudoo. I hope you and your colleagues stay safe and healthy. I worry about all of the health care workers on the frontlines of this pandemic…

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