What's YOUR take on this?

    11-yr old boy amazing past life recall

    11-year old James Leininger can remember when his WWII plane was shot down by the Japanese. He recognized his WWII war buddies and spotted, unaided, the place where his plane went into the water.
    Makes a compelling case for believing in past lives.
    What’s your take?

    Beneath an angry sky, awash with wailing winds

    A storm surrounds us.

    The thunder of broadcast media shakes the airwaves, the lightning of headlines fills the screens.
    A constant rain of soundbites and pundit commentary punctuates every event.

    Like hail stones the news stories pound on us, while the powerful winds of opinion sweep the skies.
    In such chaos and cacophony, how can we hear our thoughts? Amidst such maelstrom how can we clear our minds?

    My words cannot compete with the hurricane. My words are spoken gently, like whispers in a storm.

    Feel free to with me.

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Cantares (dedicado a Antonio Machado) - Joan Manuel Serrat

Everything passes and everything stays,
But our fate is to pass,
to pass making a path,
a path upon the sea.
I never chased after glory,
nor sought to leave my song
in the memory of men;
I love the weightless, gentle
and subtle worlds -
worlds like soap bubbles.
I like to see them get painted over
by sun and grain, to fly
under the blue skies, to [...]