Young as the Morning, Old as The Sea

I wanna lay by a lake in Norway, I
I wanna walk through Swedish fields of green
I wanna see the forests of Finland, I
I wanna sail on a boat on the Baltic sea

I wanna fell the rushing winter, I
I wanna go to my Polish grandmother’s home
I wanna see Hungarian lanterns, I
I wanna woke on a road that leads to Rome

I wanna be free as the winds that blow past me
Clear as the air that I breath
Young as the morning
And old as the sea

I wanna lose myself in the Scottish highlands
the west coast of Ireland
the Cornish breeze

I wanna rest my bones in the Spanish sunshine
the Italian coastline is calling me
to be free as the birds that fly past me
light as the fish in the sea
to be wise as the mountains
and tall as the trees

I wanna be sunny and bright as a sunrise
happy and full as the moon
I’m flinching like fireworks fading too soon

~ Young as the Morning Old as the Sea, Passenger (Mike Rosenberg)



Lautari is an award-winning ethno-jazz quartet, whose members hail from central and southern Poland. They draw their name from the wandering Romainian musicians, or Gypsies, of the mid-1800’s. Named for lute players back then, historic lautari fostered a rich history that spread among central, southern and eastern Europe and now informs the very contemporary approach by our modern Lautari, who blend traditional folk music with classical composition and jazz improvisation into a unique mix with as many cultural influences as Poland itself has today.

Source: The KEXP Blog. Listen to Full Performance here.

T.G.I.F.: It’s Been A Long Week

The footage is being widely shared on the Wild Wings Safaris Facebook page – nearly 15,000 shares at the time of this post – and generating feedback that’s almost as touching as the footage. A random sampling of the comments:

  • “Leave it to the smart old women to solve the problem!”
  • “I feel like the mother was trying to allow he baby to figure it out on its own, but the other elephant was impatient. Elephants are stinking adorable! And they stand on their tippy toes!”
  • “I wish humans would look after their kids so well. Why oh why do we treat animals so badly?”
  • “Maybe it’s the mom in me, but watching it just stressed me out even though I new he was gonna get out.”
  • Aren’t animals awesome? We need to realize they have feelings like us.”

Source: Grindtv (Thank you Susan)

We’re not so different

Thank you Eric. (Still laughing)

Sunday Morning: Ding Dong. Ding Dong.

This documentary is on South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak, the founder of “Baby Box”. This is a short film that you will not forget.  Here’s an excerpt:

On the streets, we saw so many babies abandoned under any condition.  We were so heartbroken seeing them. And we thought to ourselves, “What’s the best way to save these lives?” That’s why we made the baby box.  I had a realization. If I don’t do something to protect these children, I could be picking up dead bodies at my gate.

The standard height of a newborn baby is 52cm. So Pastor Lee measured the box considering this fact. “After I installed it, I didn’t expect babies to come in. I prayed, ‘God, please don’t let any baby be abandoned in this world.’

When the baby is put in the box, the box makes a sound. The bell goes: Ding Dong. Ding Dong. During dawn, when it’s quiet, imagine hearing this sound. Thump, thump, thump. With my heart beating fast, I run down. I take the baby out. “Thank you God, for saving this child’s life. I pray like that and hug him in my arms. (Ding Ding. Ding. Dong.) My heart drops. When I hear this sound, my heart drops. (He closes the door to the baby box.)

He points to the inscription above the box:

“For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.” (Psalm 27:10)

Pastor Lee Jong-rak, his wife and family.  Soul stirring.

I Try (Macy Gray)

Go Big. Go Right. (Be Moved)

Southern right whales, which can measure about 55 feet and weigh up to 60 tons, were once hunted to the brink of extinction. The present population off Australia numbers about 2,500. The global population is about 12,000.

“Dave Price who was just making his way over to the whales on his stand-up board said they were really inquisitive and came over to meet him.  There was one time when the whales lifted their heads up [and] looked up over Pricey’s board. They were so inquisitive and wanted to know what he was.”


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Breakfast!

Slip slip slip through your hands

Music: Elliot Moss – “Slip”. Lyrics. Song on iTunes.

How to Age Gracefully. (7 to 93)

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