Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

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 […]

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 […]

Awake Refreshed

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Reflections on Brass Ensemble You, come blow your horn. Notes shine bright and brassy. Please don’t leave us gassy. Awake refreshed in the morn. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings at: […]

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 […]

A Game of Chants

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I am but a poor channel. That’s all that can be said. I’m tossing darts at a panel while chanting for my bread. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings at: Philip […]

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 […]