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A Celtic Music Fan’s Lesson for Today

Celtic_Design_Blackberry_Sage_by_Pagans_UniteTemperance is the key to stay in balance. I am not saying this is the key to success. I can’t tell you so much more because I myself is still looking for the real me amidst all these trappings. It is funny when we as adults sometimes put ourselves in embarrassing situations even if it is in the spirit of fun. Sometimes getting drunk on fun not knowing when to quit turns us into total buffoons.

I tend to be the person with so much ideas and they compete with each other. I have so many moods that they sometimes race against each other. I have so many facets which though interesting, they can also be a source of great sadness. I am 34 and I will be 35 next year. That is hardly juvenile in human standards. Writing about Celtic music gave me temperance and focus. I know that though I have so many sides, like the eye of the needle; very few should pass here. Because no matter how crazy the outside world can be, I am in the presence of something I really love an respect: which in turn brought me a lot of friends.

I think a true blogger has a responsibility not only to him/herself but also to the community he/she attends to. For those who respect the craft of writing we know how powerful words are and how they can leave bullet holes in your soul. We know that with great power comes great responsibility. As I am trying to be a good employee in my job, so should I also be a good on-line presence.

For someone who treasures the arts and the artists, I have to make it my responsibility to influence that gentleness through my writing. Because we know how fragile an artist’s soul is no matter how powerful his words and mediums are. When I say artists I do not mean just the visual or musical arts. I am also referring to other areas.

To quote from Loreena McKennitt in her View from Here section on her site:

Through my music, I have tried in my own humble way to explore many facets of history and humanity through the strong belief that there is more to bind us together than tear us apart. Although on one hand we all cherish the right to freedom of expression, the greater challenge, I believe, is having the wisdom in the interests of social harmony and respect to know when to exert it.  I would like to add my voice to the many others around the world who come from various religious and non-religious persuasions who believe that the voice of sensitivity, moderation, tolerance, forgiveness and love is the one which must prevail. In all the ways we can make music in the world, hopefully we can make sure that that raising our voice for peace is heard.

I say Amen to that and happy blogging (as we always say in the blog forum).

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3 thoughts on “A Celtic Music Fan’s Lesson for Today

  1. I can only add an “amen” to this wonderful post. Gentleness of spirit is something I admire in anyone, not how powerful, respectable, or successful they might be. That someone might have taken the time to seed a kind word in my fragile shadow is what makes me sit up and take notice. It runs counter to the seething, competitive mass that we as a species have reduced ourselves to, all in the name of getting somewhere and being someone. We’ve forgotten how to just be, and I think that’s reflected in a lot of the things we put our collective hand to; writing is one of those things, and by extension, blogging. That’s why this post is a breath of fresh air. Thank you. :)

  2. Thanks for adding your wonderful insight into this. Yes the world is filled with quiet desperation to borrow from Thoreau-but only when one is concerned with what’s temporary and trivial. I guess while we’re here we just have to share that little candle in the dark. You in your own part is sharing that gentleness of spirit and humor of the heart :with your stories, anecdotes and views. Keep it up !

  3. Just want to say your article is as amazing. The clarity in your post is just nice and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

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