Seattle native and Virginia-based artist Kishi Bashi (Kaoru Ishibashi) performing “Manchester” live at CMJ Union in NYC during CMJ 2012, for Seattle radio station KEXP.
New York musician Ingrid Michaelson’s song “You and I” in a video animated by Tinydoodlez.
Minneapolis band Cloud Cult performing “There’s So Much Energy in Us” live on Seattle public radio station KEXP.
British band Foals performing “My Number” live in the KEXP Seattle radio station studio.
Dutch violinist Andre Rieu performing Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”
The Denver band The Lumineers performing “Ho Hey.”
New Zealand artist Lorde performing “Royals.”
How to Be a Poet
by Wendell Berry
(to remind myself)
Originally appeared in Poetry (January 2001).
Peace is This Moment Without Judgment
by Dorothy Hunt
Do you think peace requires an end to war?
Or tigers eating only vegetables?
Does peace require an absence from
your boss, your spouse, yourself? …
Do you think peace will come some other place than here?
Some other time than Now?
In some other heart than yours?
Peace is this moment without judgment.
That is all. This moment in the Heart-space
where everything that is is welcome.
Peace is this moment without thinking
that it should be some other way,
that you should feel some other thing,
that your life should unfold according to your plans.
Peace is this moment without judgment,
this moment in the heart-space where
everything that is is welcome.
Uzbek artist Eldar Zakirov created regal portraits of cats for the Hermitage Museum’s Hermitage Magazine.
Cats play an important role at the St. Petersburg, Russia museum, as evidenced by this clip from the “Museum Secrets” television show.