My greetings of an annual sort to you
From Eric Porcher
The season is intense, and can be difficult and unpleasant. But intensity brings focus. And in our search for the essential we discover beauty. It is a time of colour in a darkened season.
Beauty is in the faces surrounding us, and it is found in this glorious planet on which we find ourselves.
Many years later, in 2006, I heard a song that so penetrated my soul that if I could hang a song upon my wall before my children, this would be it. The song is Daande Lenol by Baaba Maal.
If you have a good internet connection you can hear the entire song for free, streaming online at the BaabaMaal MySpace page. Just look for the song Daande Lenol at:
I cannot verify that this MySpace page is authorized by Baaba Maal, although I am attempting to do so.
More about Baaba Maal here, including recent news and my brief reviews of his CD Lam Toro and of his 2006 concert in Victoria, BC.
I now celebrate also that you —
across the planet, or next-door to me — may have other celebrations and
respect that. I celebrate our
differences and find beauty in this life that is common to us.
One gift each of my children will receive is Baaba Maal's CD, Lam Toro.
Baaba Maal is from
Senegal, across the planet from me. When he's right-side-up, I'm upside-down.
Should we be at odds?
I answer this beautiful call from afar. I hold it high and extend it onward.
Light, love, peace
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©2006 Eric Porcher