Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Indeed, music keeps everything going - from church chorals and whole congregations chanting, drumming, strumming, waving, writhing in prayer to field hands with MP 3 players and transistor radios - music and song is all over Haiti.

Sitting in a tap-tap stuck in the slow grind of traffic through the capital, the blare of music is a relief from tedium. If you are up front with the driver, you get a real loud earful, but what the heck?

It's what's missing here, back home.

"Serve God with joy; come into God's presence with singing," Ivedu - Psalm 120
"Get into the habit of singing a tune. It will give you new life and fill you with joy."  Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav.

 Our mountain ekip (team) was often worn out, I wore them out, the climb wears me out and after a day at the school and clambering over rocks measuring distances for solar panel placement, what else could you do but...dance?

I'm missing this here, back home. I'm home, I am home right?

Dance or die!

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