The Bliss Blog

The Bliss Blog


Something Magical

wand-magic-birthday-3064797-m

 

“I expect the Universe to show me something magical everyday.”-Graham Nash in an interview with David Dye on World Café

At the end of an amazing weekend that included a Friday night  love-fest that was a concert performed by Philly local, world class musician friends, featuring cabaret singer Suzan Bartles. The room was packed with folks from various circles who adore her and her vocal stylings.  She owned the stage as she belted out songs ranging from jazz standards to a Bob Dylan cover.

 

Saturday found me doing my first writing and editing for Expanded Family Magazine, then heading to Planet Fitness for my ‘playout’ and then into  Philadelphia to hang out with another friend Anita DeFrancesco, enjoying sushi and miso soup, camping out there and then getting up before the sun to work at the massage tent at the Philadelphia Marathon. Never been there before and enjoyed ushering the runners to the tables and offering much needed massage to the therapists when they took breaks. They were in massage marathon mode themselves, providing healing touch and kindness to those who limped in to the heated tent, quite spent. I was moved by the folks who came from all corners of the globe,  to test themselves, to live as examples of human endurance and celebrate what the body could do. Colorful creatives included a few in Wonder Woman, Batman and Where’s Waldo? costumes, tutus,  and striped tights.

One dedicated young woman, zipped by on crutches and smiled at the applause given her by those who lined the sidewalks.

Photo: Commitment!

 

And then a runner juggling, or was it a juggler running?

 

 

Photo

A few hours after returning home, I was listening to an interview with rock icon Graham Nash on my favorite radio station, WPXN based here in Philadelphia. Near the end of the conversation, the host David Dye was asking him about his life joys and  Graham made the profound comment that opened this article. “I expect the Universe to show me something magical everyday.”

Me too, Graham, me too.

www.xpn.org/world-cafe/guests/item/3143-graham-nash

 

 

 



Previous Posts

What Is A Quaker?
Throughout my life, I have been to Quaker Meeting a handful of times. I don't consider myself part of that fold, but resonate with the essence of it. When I have entered into that space, everything has slowed down and I am pulled into a state of serenity. In Quaker services, there is silence until o

posted 10:47:03pm Jul. 31, 2014 | read full post »

International Day of Friendship
    " Ya  gotta  have friends."  So go the lyrics to Friends sung by the Divalicious Bette Midler.  To my way of thinking, every day is one in which I celebrate friendship. According to the United Nations, July 30th is International Friendship Day. This peacemaking body proclaime

posted 4:43:37pm Jul. 30, 2014 | read full post »

When I Was A Boy
I have been following a thread on a group Facebook page  for The Good Men Project  that was prompted by a video I had posted that showed a young woman being harassed by two young men while she was walking home from school. What happens next is conversation stirring.  One by one, other men step u

posted 9:41:48am Jul. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates
Photo credit:  Alex Lowy   I am open to miracles wherever they appear. Sometimes they show up in the form of a man with a buzz cut, decked out  in a white suit and sneakers, toting a well worn suitcase, plastered with all kinds of stickers as he meandered around the grounds of Wiggins P

posted 2:33:30pm Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Foolish Notion
    Lately I have been rolling through my mind thoughts about origin of violence in the world. I saw a video recently in which Whoopie Goldberg was explaining a statement she had made that it was okay for a man to hit a woman back if she hits him first. If she didn't want to be h

posted 9:49:35am Jul. 27, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.