Category Modern Life

Simple Things

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ When did we waste the reality of simple things? Where watching the wonder of a far horizon is like listening to the voice when an angel sings? Nothing religious or mystic found around here. No less magical is the sound of a human voice. Why did we sacrificed […]

Music Follows Me

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I could not stand to dance the Tango. Meaning to climb to my feet and bow. Strike the classic starting pose, begin. Whirling round the floor, my partner’s red skirts flaring and falling in a dance they alone know, pace and the rhythms. My partner and I both […]

Thoughts and Words

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ There are some thoughts and words I lost. Never to recall them or have them return. Perhaps, not brilliant, but oh what a cost. Knowing they had been; will I ever learn? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! […]

Circle Round

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Can everyone read my name in everything I write? Am I clearer writing by day or do I shine at night? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings at: Philip Brent Harris […]

To Love or Mourn

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ A concert performance of Shostakovitch String Quartet #8 Dedicated “to the victims of fascism and the war.” Slow and sonorous, is how we choose to begin Lush and lovely strings, filled with dissonance. Why must we write music full of tragedy, pain? It’s part of all there is, […]

I Might Alone Imagine

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ You will note I write with music infusing, enlightening my words, musing, meaning, and meditation. Lifting all to greater heights than I might alone imagine or may see. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of […]

The Glory We Have Seen

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ How terribly strange to be 70. Paul Simon Not strange to have reached this lofty age, but more the wonder of how did I get here. Riding past the Pacific ocean without the burden of driving, I watch the blue of salt water change color in lingering day. […]

If You Will

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Follow the Path ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ How we long for what has never been, for a life we have never had or known. Imagine lives in neither time nor space. Lives which look better than your own. We may fancy we want what used to be, even […]

They Might Grow Up

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Emergency, emergency, everybody to clear the streets. *The cowboys are coming, the cowboys are coming.* Guns carried openly on the hip or hidden under arm. They will tell you it is only the bad guys they will harm. Unless, of course they are the bad guys, that’s only […]

Just a Thought

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Sometimes, I wish I had the energy I hadwhen I was young and unrestrained.With the wisdom I have since gained,I could accomplish what I did not as a lad. It’s not that my life is noisome currently.I simply move slower and feel more pain.Like all lives, sometimes lacks […]