I have the wonderful opportunity to make music with these folks, fellow Buddhists with kids, families, sisterhood and brotherhood, food, nationalities and languages, all bundled up in central CT. Well, we’re going to get together and make music every so often, and I’m excited about the possibilities. ALL these possibilities……
Family Pot Luck (that’s English for food) – that’s what drew me to UU-ism. Chicken does it every time!!! (Really) The Venerable Monk was running into traffic on I-84, so I started off with the kids in the corner. The family dog was there on cue so we did some cross-species singing with the dog. We did a couple of tunes I worked up, lyrics by Thich Nhat Hanh. One tune, Peace is the Way, provided the ‘ah’ha’ moment of the day (the week, actually).
There is no way to peace, peace is the way.
There is no way to freedom, freedom is the way.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
A young girl said, “This makes no sense.” Ah….The adults caught the paradox and extreme understanding it takes to see the Path as paramount. Cool.
Anyway, a bunch of the kids play instruments, and I look forward to putting these songs together, sharing them on CD with the kids, so they can play along at home. We’ll work on the philosophy as we go along this path together.
This is cool on many levels. Not so much $$wise, but worth the leap…..