Beijing, The Ocean

I only just discovered Katie Melua and I’m smitten with her sound.  Nine Million Bicycles is a wondrous love song. There are nine million bicycles in Beijing/That’s a fact:/It’s a thing we can’t deny/Like the fact that I will love you ’til I die…..   Another favorite is Where Does the Ocean Go?  Give it…

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Say My Name

Every now and again one artist covers another and I’m transported to some place completely Other, or I become more fully intrenched in the Here….  

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Baba Yetu (The Lord’s Prayer)

Baba Yetu (Swahili) Baba yetu, Yetu uliye Mbinguni yetu, Yetu amina! Baba yetu Yetu uliye jina lako litukuzwe. Utupe leo chakula chetu Tunachohitaji utusamehe Makosa yetu, hey! Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe Waliotukosea usitutie Katika majaribu, lakini Utuokoe, na yule, muovu e milele! Ufalme wako ufike utakalo Lifanyike duniani kama mbinguni. (Amina)

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“This view of human embodiment put forward by Husserl and developed by Merleau-Ponty sees the body as an intelligent, planning, and goal-oriented entity.  The body is not a passive material structure waiting for mental commands, but is actively engaged in meaningful intelligent interaction with the environment.  Through its directedness the body executes actions that are…

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