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KillgoreTrout On January - 5 - 2013

After the passing of last year and a new one long before us, it’s made think of life itself, and being. This weekend’s music thread is about life, the afterlife, being and existence. I have posted songs that make us slow down and think, stop to smell the roses, and just indulge ourselves in wonder. I’m thinking also of songs about the cosmos and Karma.

Cosmic Karma

Cosmic Karma has taken billions of years,

It’s the sharp bright twinkling of the stars

In the blackness and the void.

It’s all the suns and moons and planetary hosts.

It’s all the beings and plants so close, and

Sea sunny scents on the shores of vast oceans.

It’s a newborn’s cry and an old man’s sigh.

It’s looking upwards to the sky

While never needing why.

So pick you favorites, the ones that make you wonder or the ones that give you hope and a sense of awe.

Written by KillgoreTrout

Once a wander, working vagabond, fellow traveler on this 3rd stone from the sun. Hurtling through space and time. Lover of books (especially the classics), all kinds of books from novels, poetry, essay collections, fiction and nonfiction and a big Kurt Vonnegut fan. I am a secular humanist and technically an atheist.....Taoist.

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  1. funksands says:

    One of my faves. Funny but surprisingly deep.[img]

  2. SallyT says:

    KT, I thought we needed a little Patti Page. I was a little bitty girl and I remember loving to listen to her. I think I had some Paper-dolls of her.

    • Wonderful Sally. I used to spend time with my grandma, and this song was really popular then. There was a petty girl that lived next door, and I used to stand outside her window and sing Moon River! Way before have ever heard of Shakespeare! Ah, how great is youth!

    • Sally, Patti Page sung a song called “Old Cape Cod!” This song, I believe, was the inspiration for a family vacation, when I was young. My folks took a vacation and drove from Ohio to the cape. It was wonderful. They bought a modest house there when my dad retired. I have spent many a wonderful day there.

      • SallyT says:

        KT, I am glad I brought a wonderful memory back to you today! This is the song that is on the cartoon that pays tribute to Ms. Page in this Sunday’s Funnies. I guess that is the one for you this week! (Now as a little girl my favorite was “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window”) I have to admit that these did bring tears to my eyes, her voice, her style and the memories I have. Good memories!

  3. Kalima says:

    Kitaro -- Heaven and Earth

    Kitaro -- Cosmic Love

    Ramsey Lewis -- Cast Your Fate to the Wind

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