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we don’t have a studio.
….a bar or a restaurant with a corner stage.
We have a rickshaw.
Not just a rickshaw – we have special rickshaw built to move music.
To people that need it
like they need a steady stream of
blood and oxygen.
They need it to cope,
We are grinding through an epic of human pain, fear, and
events that shake and disrupt
with little to grab and hold – little to steady
the quaking soul.
Music can steady.
Music – live music.
It can move us all toward a steady center
where we are shielded / where a respite of
peace and transformation wraps softly
sweetly and gently soothing the frayed edges
of our delicate human souls –
– steadies us,
replenishing us with hope and courage.
The strength to be what we have to be for each other.
A humanity of souls that are afraid – yes,
but not afraid to reach out and around each other.
United in our frailty, but emboldened by our shared
Determined to survive.
With a little melody
coming from deep in that place in humans we share
it has to reach our chords and lips – seeping out.
We humans can’t help it – it’s our shared medium of
pain and hope –
leaking as a thread of joy from our troubled hearts
– a way to unite as a species and sing the same pleas
Wishes and dreams that pull us forward
from the agonies and dark swirling
that pull us down.
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