Amanda Gordon / Youth Poet Laureate 2017 – The Hill We Climb – Presidential Inaugural Reading January 20, 2021
“For there is always light if only we are brave enough to see it, if only we are brave enough to be it.”
It’s a beautiful winter solstice evening here in San Diego California. We’ve just returned from a 4.7 mile walk as the sun set over the Pacific ocean to our west for its final time before our earth begins its tilt northward marking the beginning of winter. Today was a stunningly beautiful 75 degree F day here with crystal blue skies, warm but with a refreshing nip in the air. Simply the optimum Southern California winters’s day, kind of a cordial welcome to longer days that are on the horizon as we march toward spring.
Moments after arriving home we found this a cappella recording of Veni Veni Emmanuel. It’s simple yet refreshingly stunning. We found it an appropriate to welcome winter.
The Gesualdo Six – Veni Veni Emmanuel – 2014
Happy Winter Solstice…
May peace be with you.
Manila Luzon – Fuck Fashion – 2020
Don’t Wanna Fight – Alabama Shakes – 2015
This is what Edith Piaf used to say: “Use your faults, use your defects, then you are going to be a star…”
Slave to the Rhythm – Grace Jones – 1985
Although originally intended for Frankie Goes To Hollywood as a follow up to Relax, Trevor Horn eventually gave the project to Jones who truly made it into the timeless work of art it is.