advent bursting with hope, starts with a candle, a small light. evergreen for eternal, blue ribbon for the sky, waiting and looking, still the small light comes into the world.
William Blake - To Autumn.
O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof, there thou may’st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe;
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.
'The narrow bud opens her beauties to
'The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins;
'Blossoms hang round the brows of mourning, and
'Flourish down the bright cheek of modest eve,
'Till clust'ring Summer breaks forth into singing,
'And feather'd clouds strew flowers round her head.
'The spirits of the air live on the smells
'Of fruit' and joy, with pinions light, roves round
'The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.'
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat,
Then rose, girded himself, and o’er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load.
some advent music to recap, renew, refind your waiting.
a friend of mine put together a couple of christmas albums with his friends, http://timothycharles.co.za/album/being-work-in-progress
here’s a tip off to some free music
there will be some more advent-sound-art coming soon but to start off, here’s an extract from a track called With A Hammer In His Hand, Who Is Not All The Longings Of A Violent Man? a work in progress soon to be released.
Seeds & Seedlings
Irrigation – Watering
Weed Killer – Insecticides (Organic)
“Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.”