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By a random turn of events I ended up at a music festival in Mexico City last weekend and although I didn’t see this artist live, I got a free taster CD that had one of her songs on it.  As usual – I went to YouTube to search for more and I found that not only is her voice darling, but she herself is a total sweetheart.

Besides this, ‘Compartir’ has found me at the right time.  This is for you my Beautiful Gorgeous.

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A beautiful song, a beautiful story and a beautiful dance.

Makes me happy today.

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Paul Hunt

In the summer of 2000 whilst wandering London’s Hyde Park during Speaker’s Corner (and wearing a huge backpack at the time), I met an old man standing on a milk crate, reciting his poetry. I stopped to watch and listen.  He was very nasty to me at first, but for some reason It didn’t scare me away.

I ended up spending a few hours with him and it really affected me deeply. I’m not sure it was a good thing.  He seemed so sad and I just wanted to save him. That afternoon he took me out for a hamburger and read some more of his poems.  In truth I cried for hours.  He kept asking me why I was crying and I couldn’t answer, nor stop.

We kept contact for a few years, but lost touch.  Thoughts of him make my heart feel very heavy.  I saw him again 3 years later and had the same reaction.  Again he asked why I had cried so much the afternoon that we met.  I still didn’t have an answer.  I just felt very sorry for him.

I wonder if he still exists

Today I happened upon one of his poems.  It was written by hand in a letter that he sent to me many years ago:

The Word

A pen appeared, and the god said:
‘Write what it is to be
man.’ And my hand hovered
long over the bare page,

until there, like footprints
of a lost traveller, the letters
took shape on the page’s
blankness, and I spelled out

the word ‘lonely’. And my hand moved
to erase it; but the voices
of all those waiting at life’s
window cried out loud: ‘It is true.’

– Paul Hunt

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Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back – a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.

– Anaïs Nin (1903 – 1977)

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You are a creator; you create with your every thought.You often create by default, for you are getting what you are giving your attention to wanted or unwanted but you know by how it feels if what you are getting (creating) is what you are wanting or if it is not what you are wanting. (Where is your attention focused?)

– Abraham Hicks

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