“A too highly developed individualism can lead to a debilitating sense
of isolation so that you can be lonely and lost in a crowd.... 
Ubuntu is not easy to describe because it has no equivalent in any of the Western languages.... Ubuntu speaks to the essence of being human
and our understanding that the human person is corporate.
The solitary individual is in our understanding a contradiction in terms.
You are a person through other persons. Ubuntu speaks about the importance of communal harmony ... speaks about warmth, compassion, generosity, hospitality, and seeks to embrace others.”


American fascist


"The really dangerous American fascist... would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power... They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjugation." US Vice President Henry A. Wallace, quoted April 9,1944, New York Times




Clear bead


"The clear bead at the center changes everything.There are no edges to my loving now. Some say there's a window that opens from one mind to another.But if there's no wall,there's no need for fittingthe window, or the latch."...The clear bead at the enter changes everything..." ~ Rumi


It's play


"This is the real secret of life -
to be completely engaged
with what you are doing in the here and now.
And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."
~Alan W. Watts

Orchestral value