Couldn’t help myself from posting some photos – there’s such a feeling of optimism and promise in the air, our reward for the purging and release over the longest winter. New light is here for everyone to share. Peace and blessings and enjoy!
I will be taking a break from blogging for a while as there are some other writing projects that need some attention and the blog was becoming a bit of an excuse to avoid them. Thank you for the support of fellow bloggers and friends who have dropped by, ‘liked’ and commented and also for the high vibrations I have experienced reading other’s beautiful creative and spiritual work.
There are also some brief words I felt compelled to express regarding the terrible events in Boston – a deep call for healing, peace and compassion at this time. There is hope that the people of America and around the world can find it in themselves to remain open-hearted despite this evil act. Then evil will not prevail. Please send your healing to those affected.
Peace and blessings,
Tear the flesh
Provides a choice
To rise above
The hateful act.
For a justice
Not a vengeance
Against us all.
At the foot of the stairs
Lies a pool of tears
To ascend, you must cast off fear
Every step is a fulfilment
Lose yourself to find a way.
At the top of the stairs
Sits a nurturing cup
Lining the way, rotten fruits
Open your eyes to beauty
And call your gifts to return.
Don’t shroud yourself in shame
Where friends cannot find you
Believe in safety again and always
The Creator’s love and direction
Makes a hard task easy.
Others will follow in good time
Light their path with intent
And make them sure-footed
And give many thanks
For the freedom you gave to me.
(Copyright 2013 Jah No Secret)
Looking like they’re eagerly anticipating a water cannon attack in a municipal baths, Breakwater peer optimistically from the cover of ‘Splashdown‘ from another reality where microwave-friendly jumpsuits and yellow wellies make perfect sense.
Philly group Breakwater’s short recording career began in 1978, with their self-titled debut and the follow-up ‘Splashdown’ in 1980. In the late 70s/early 80s soul music had been largely obscured by discofied blandness and overproduction but Breakwater balanced the hooks and production values with energy, talent and class.
The superb ‘Say You Love Me Girl’ remains its most sought-after track but to focus exclusively on this heavenly groove is to relegate the album to ‘one tracker’ status. That is why I’ve also selected the lesser known slow jam ‘The One In My Dreams’ which, if it had been recorded by Earth, Wind and Fire would have burned up the charts (bad pun intended).
Hope you enjoyed this Breakwater taster (yes, another bad pun) and if not, there’s always the wellies! And if you did get down, the debut album is highly recommended too.