Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sleepless Nights

Martha Beck is one of my favorite authors. She has a gift for telling it straight with a heavy dose of humor. I recently enjoyed a YouTube video of Martha talking about being grateful for all of the small moments in your life. She also talked about how sometimes events in our lives can be looked at from many angles.

She used the example of someone who was experiencing nights of insomnia. Sleepless nights. Martha suggested that those nights could be moments of reflection. Moments to clear a space in our lives for something new. One of the things she said that really resonated with me was, that there are times when having a few sleepless nights are worth it. Then she gave a wink. Oh yeah, I could feel that.

Dark, sexy, hot, sultry moments that keep you awake to 4 am in the morning...

Hey, Hey! I am talking about the Ilhabela, Brazil Jazz Festival. What were you thinking? Wink.

July 18-20, 2013 was jamming with jazz here on the island of Ilhabela. The hottest bands for me were, Spok Frevo and Playing for Change. Hot enough for me to have two sleepless nights in a row dancing til 4 in the morning.

I have been dreaming about seeing Playing for Change live in concert for years! This multi-cultural, international group is known for joining the voices and instruments of musicians from all over the world in innovative concerts. Check them out on Youtube and you will be blown away with the beauty of their singing. The creativity...

Some of them are street musicians and some of them are well known in their own countries. Playing for Change is a play on words. Playing for the change you throw in the hats of street musicians and playing to create global change through the power of music. The proceeds from sales of their CDs have already built more than 6 music schools in various countries.

Enjoy these brief moments of my hot sultry sleepless nights!

Playing For Change-- Performing Revolution by Tracy Chapman


Playing for Change-- Stand By Me


Check out their site and join their movement!

What brings you joy in the wee hours of the morning?

Peace and Joy,

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