Category politics

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, […]

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 […]

I Often Wonder

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth Water Feature ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Remember your problem or anyone else’s may be opportunity another person awaited. Shown in many films when the understudy, second fiddle steps in at the very last minute stars, and performs absolutely magnificently. Not what we hope but should, when replaced. While […]

Phrygian Resolve

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! A House Divided ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~   Given enough, would we live differently? Enough what time money ambition talent? The answer may be different for each person. But suppose it was in our power to grant such a boon to every person. Would we? What if it […]

To Arrive or Return

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ What are the things we pushed down and bury deep inside? Memories and feelings we hide. Is it more than this, I wonder/? What about earlier intentions, hopes and dreams and prayers all that we wanted to believe and life said not so fast, bub? Some rebel, fight […]

Sixth Extinction Blues

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Here’s Looking at You ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Humans are nature and nature is them. We’re near closure. Will we spin again? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings at: Philip Brent […]

Slaked and Sated

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Falling Water ~~~~~ The water descends in trickling rills.Light plays on the surface as it turns,flows together into a deepening pool.Sunlight strikes brief, bright sparks.Separate, anticipated yet unexpected.Their beauty from light sweet treasureWhere next will we discover lifegivingwater which we can never quaff. Still, We perceive our thirst has […]

Tag, You’re It

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Zwilling Rabenburg ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Out in the world again, on an unseasonably hot day. In the car watching cactus bloom after torrential rains. So, we live day to day, learn to take what comes as it may. No reason to ruin our time together, over the […]