Monday, January 21, 2019

A Congenital Rubella Syndrome survivor shows how she overcame her obstacles

Courtenay Turner a #CongenitalRubellaSyndromeSurvivor talks & shows how she overcame her obstacles put in front of her by #CongenitalRubellaSyndrome in her motivational 2019 video: "I would never function" #CRS https://youtu.be/eYYqwyQc56o

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kanopy

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Heart by Sleeping at Last

https://youtu.be/oT6eAOO_F6E

Heart by Sleeping at Last

i am short of breath
standing next to you.
i am out of my depth
at this altitude.

like the world makes sense
from a window seat,
you are beautiful
like i've never seen.

go ahead and laugh,
even if it hurts,
go ahead and pull the pin.
what if we could risk
everything we have,
and just let our walls cave in?

i am short of breath
standing next to you.
i'll be the dangerous ledge
you be the parachute.

the blue and green below
is a masterpiece,
but you are beautiful
like i've never seen.

go ahead and laugh,
even if it hurts,
go ahead and pull the pin.
what if we could risk
everything we have,
and just let our walls cave in?
go ahead and laugh,
even if it hurts,
go ahead and pull the pin.
what if we could risk
everything we have,
and just let our walls cave in?

let our walls cave in.
let our walls cave in.

Everywhere I Go by Sleeping at Last

https://youtu.be/J8lWIDya_yA

And I'll fall on my knees
Tell me how's the way to be
Tell me how's the way to go
Tell me all that I should know

And I'll fall on my knees
Tell me how's the way to go
Tell me how's the way to be
To evoke some empathy

Danger will follow me now Everywhere I go
Angels will call on me And take me to my home
This tired mind just wants to be led home

And I'll fall on my knees
Tell me how's the way to go
Tell me how's the way to see
Show me all that I could be

And I'll fall on my knees
Tell me how's the way to be
Tell me how's the way to go
Tell me why I feel so low

Danger will follow me now Everywhere I go
Angels will call on me And take me to my home
These tired eyes just want to remain closed

I don't see clearly
Can't feel nothing,
no Can you hear me

And I'll fall on my knees
And danger will follow me now everywhere I go
Angels will call on me and take me to my home

And danger will follow me now everywhere I go
Angels will call on me and take me to my home

And danger will follow me now everywhere I go
And angels will follow me now lead me to my home

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Celebrating Amanda Crowe

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, today’s video Doodle celebrates Eastern Band Cherokee Indian woodcarver and educator Amanda Crowe, a prolific artist renowned for her expressive animal figures.
https://youtu.be/Je2du-WEnPQ
For more info.: https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-amanda-crowe

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Feeling Through Film

https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/feeling-through#story
Feeling Through Film
The unlikely connection between a teen without a home and a DeafBlind man, made in association with the Helen Keller National Center to cast a DeafBlind actor. (ASL-Interpreted version of the pitch video below)

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Saturn by Sleeping at Last

https://youtu.be/dzNvk80XY9s

SATURN by Sleeping at Last


you taught me the courage of stars before you left. 
how light carries on endlessly, even after death. 
with shortness of breath, you explained the infinite. 
how rare and beautiful it is to even exist.


i couldn’t help but ask 
for you to say it all again. 
i tried to write it down 
but i could never find a pen. 
i’d give anything to hear 
you say it one more time, 
that the universe was made 
just to be seen by my eyes.


i couldn’t help but ask 
for you to say it all again. 
i tried to write it down 
but i could never find a pen. 
i’d give anything to hear 
you say it one more time, 
that the universe was made 
just to be seen by my eyes.


with shortness of breath, i’ll explain the infinite- 
how rare and beautiful it truly is that we exist.


Four by Sleeping at Last

https://youtu.be/GfXiCEr9qkg

Lyrics: 


FOUR by Sleeping at Last


i’m turning out the lights
to remember how to see
until a renaissance takes place
and resuscitates the color of paint and divinity


as if God hid the building blocks
of every beautiful thing
in this game of hide and seek
i can’t help but think that ordinary has swallowed the key


bodies fashioned out of dirt and dust
for a moment we get to be glorious
ice sculptures adorned in light
sand castles built tall in between the tides


maybe i’m hiding behind metaphor
maybe my heart needs to break to be sure
one day i’ll wear it all on my sleeve
the insignificant with the sacred unique


but i’ve fallen in love with a ghost
and i lost my balance when i needed it most
this blurry photograph is proof
of what i’m not sure but it feels like truth


i’m stuck swimming in shadows down here
it’s been forever since i came up for air
flashlight in hand determined to find
authenticity only poetry could even begin to try to describe


bodies fashioned out of dirt and dust
for a moment we get to be glorious


what if we already are
who we’ve been dying to become
in certain light i can plainly see
a reflection of magnificence
hidden in you
maybe even in me