Saturday, November 23, 2013

Siku Yangu Leo Värnamo

Kusoma gazeti...
In the Library...
och lite mer...

When there are no words...
kuna picha...

Värnamo bibliotek och Apladalen mellan kl halv ett och tre då det var mörkt vid 16:20

Jua ishatua saa kumi leo jioni
Twahitaji mwangaza

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Prophet's Call

Worth reading
I first wrote "worth listening to"
and had to edit
when I realized that
it wasn't music I was listening to
but words I was reading...
Nice Rhythm...

Click Here to listen to ...
no! A Prophet's Call

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NO. 3

The 3rd...
15 yrs down since the 1st
Miss the 2nd...
but 3 will do for now
still learning...
Still reminding myself
Still trying
In my mind saying
"I'll hack this"
I think...
b'cause... I heard that
"...where there is desire...
there is bound to be
some ability"

My 6 string challenge...
all at one time

and..... Someone said these words to me yesterday I pass them on
", joy, peace, longsuffering (I prefer Patience), gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law...."

Monday, November 4, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jubileumskonsert: Missionskyrkans Brassband

Music: This time a brass band....
my second brass concert (last one in 2009 with a band from Benin)...
two very different types of music but never seem to go wrong with music ...

don't know what or where it will be ....
but already looking forward to my next concert...

''Sluta aldrig att spela musik....'' ...hope I got that right....

....then they played a swahili song (sawa sawa) ....
couldn't quite catch the tune...

sure to look it up

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gift from Anaz

Got an origami lotus flower
from a child today
Put it in my pocket...and
By the time I got home
it was a little squashed
Was beautiful when I received it
Even more beautiful how it was given

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Andrum (Breathing Space) at Arken Värnamo

Had an earpiece today so got to hear all of the sermon at Arken Värnamo ... in English. Lots of little snippets from the sermon delivered by Anders Ahlenius worth remembering...took out some paper and wrote them down
It is the food that gives nourishment not the spices
...centrum av livet vs spice of live
We are neighbours but we are not the same...I am not where you are not where I am...(may be on the same road but not at the same place in our journey
Everybody breaks down at some time or other (for an hour, for a day for a month for a year....) Who holds the emergency plan when we crash?
Andrum (Breathing Space) ... Create a space where you can breathe....DEEPLY
_------------------------------- 21 sept Skördefest i APLADALEN

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Grow a Beard and Cut all My Hair

I'd like to grow a beard
And cut all my hair
Lie down and
Not be seated in this chair

To walk a little
And stop running a lot
Feel the thoughts in my brain
Take some time to inhale
And wait

To clear my mind
And feed my heart
Starve my fears
And feed my drive

Be alivE

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Jul 31 2013

The Close of one Week, the opening of Another

Another week begins
Another song to sing
Thankful for what has been
Looking to life
That it may be
All it is to be
That I may know
That I may grow
That I may be aware of
more and more
That time may make
The best of me
That life itself
May best reflect
The the spark inside
and all around...
1st week sept

This Was Supposed to be a tweet

When you have been outside it for as long as you could remember and happen step in gain new respect for those who have been through it...and came out with their heads still right in-between their shoulders..
Listening to some music

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Kanisani na matembezi Viungani Värnamo

Leo nilitembea zaidi ya kilomita kumi...
mara yangu ya kwanza kutembea
mda mrefu hivyo
kwa zaidi ya miaka miwili

kwa mie anayependa kutembea
Ilikuwa vizuri
Kuchagua kati ya njia panda
Na kupotea

Kupata njia tena
Na Kurudi mahali ninapojua
Kujiuliza maswali mawazo yakifunguka
Kutafakari majibu yakitua

sasa... "Ninasikia kichwa, tumbo na mgongo...kifua na magoti..." maumivu yataisha

jumapili kanisani Ärken
matembezi leo viungani
Kanisani jumapili
na matembezi Viungani...
Mguu Niponye
Nyumbani Nitafika

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Same Mind...Old Thoughts ... Different Source

Been rolling these thoughts in my mind for a while...
Pulled these from twitter
Current lessons to learn...

growth vs stagnation
liberty vs fear
"presence" vs bitter past'
Trust vs Control
Openness vs truth
power vs legitimacy
freedom vs detatchment
maturity vs....
boy vs man
responsibility to oneself vs commitment to others

Life is the teacher...
It chooses our tutors...
Best to take lifes lessons with a smile

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Jönköpings Sinfonietta at Värnamo Kyrka

Photos aren't so good...but a beautiful building (not forgetting the music) ... Eyes and ears satisfied..mind and body rested

Last piano piece (Chopin I think) sums it all up...start up...hold your breath...almost there...the last note...back to 'doh' ...exhale and you're home...

Same skin outside...(save for the goose bumps) but more aware inside. Still alive...still breathing...still happy still open to the joy of possibility...ever more conscious that I am indeed boundless in me

Reminded me of my high school Chapel for some reason ...certain to pay Varnamo Kyrka another visit...given a chance

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Smoke Signal

We chart our lives with words
And with words we say yes, no, probably or never
Words that bind and chart a course
Prosecute but never once
stand up to be taken to account
Kick up dust
Blaring loud music
Not ever to consider
that it might stir up a close soul
Blow up smoke
Hide behind the chaos
But as the dust settles
it all settles on the same spots
Ready to be stirred up again.
Same scenario...just different props

Friday, August 16, 2013

Aunt Grace

Talked to aunty Grace today
coz Karma wasn't listening.
Nothing I would do could make her change
and had been accused of tempting Fate
He has quite a temper
Could have ran me over like a train
so didn't want to stand in his way
then I remembered Grace who
Could stomp her foot on anything
And shush Karma and Fate
Sit them in a corner as she rearranged the space
So that Karma and Fate wouldn't make a mess.

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Bus Ride

When what is meant is spoken
And what is spoken is meant
Inconsistent charges held when meaning
Is lost in the road map
Never a right answer to questions
that rate...measure...monitor...test.
Change this here,
Pull a string there
no reaction..
surface opinion
redraft hypothesis
Change lanes...action plan
Play games? play
Not to give instruction
not meant to take
Not to hide behind shadows
Halos lurking behind windows
watch which road to take
A quick glimpse here
A turn of the head there
decisions made
but eccentricity is the realm
from which they stem
And the random dips and spikes over time
Chart a graph
And the pattern shows where the road leads
So predictably so
There is consistency after all!
The bus will be at the station tomorrow
At exactly twenty two past eight
End of experiment

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Monday, July 29, 2013


Peace doesn't come by sitting still
But by moving and shoving
Breaking and burning and dying
And finding your life
In reaching exhaustion and
Still running and climbing and falling...
Still standing
And when you know you need to stop...
On breathing and exhaling

JDA 2012

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Untitled 4

That's where it sits
We take it in
And draw it out
No need to think about it
No need to mentally roll it around
It just is

Monday, July 22, 2013


Jina la jiji
Siwezi li tamka
Lakini huko
Siku moja
Kwa gari la moshi

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