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Post by Ranger52899 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:37 pm

You may have heard of the annual Burning Man festival in the states - well sometimes we have a thread called Burning Horse.



Jasper believes in the power of ceremony, of doing with intent having meaning special to the people involved. So Burning Horse is a virtual ritual we can take part in here on the forum with a few of the Burning Man principles borrowed that we particularly like and think the ranch would particularly support, and adapted a little.



These are:



Radical Inclusion
Anyone may take part. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation.




Participation
Participation matters. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, happens through personal participation, that the doing matters. Everyone always has an open invitation to play.




Gifting
Burning Horse, like Burning Man, is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.




So tonight as soon as dusk falls in your part of the world, come join the thread and participate!



First: light a candle at home (or several, or a bbq, or bonfire, or whatever you would like!) Some members like to sage smudge or burn whatever herbs they like (lavender or bay also lovely) and that's great too! 




Second: We'd like everyone to 'gift' something very simple. It can be anything at all, but a gift of a post to the thread for other members to enjoy. It might be a song you like on YouTube at the moment, a poem you like, a cute or funny video from facebook that made you smile, a meme you particularly like, a webcam you like to watch - whatever you want that comes from you. Just something you share with maybe a few words as to why it's something you enjoy that's given as a gift here for other members to enjoy with you.



Third: Do have fun reading, listening to and sharing in the gifts of other members! Between us we'll make quite a spread of candlelight world wide.




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Post by hellspark72 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:31 pm

Hi everybody, happy weekend. 

I would like to share one of the funniest things I've come across the past year: a story about toilet training a cat. One of the best things about this story, I think, is the deadpan Canadian delivery. Enjoy.

toilet training the cat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdUoYMO823o&t=85s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpjWmbYBuo4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owusiEVOww8

I am about to light a few candles, settle on my couch with a cup of tea under a warm blanket (it is nasty cold and wet, today) and catch up on all the previous posts. 

Pat
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Post by KateM on Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:30 pm

Dusk is rapidly falling in this part of the world

So, I have two beeswax candle pillars, which were blessed last night during an Imbolc ceremony, along with other candles I will use during this year to light the dark times.  I am about to stand them in Mason Jars with quartz tumble stones in the base, and put them on the window sill in my kitchen, where I am currently working at the table with the dogs sleeping on the floor beside me (and in one case straight over my feet)


I shall carry out a household blessing later (smudging with cedar wood twigs, sage and rosemary) at my front door.


As a gift I am leaving you a beautiful song, not a new one, but one I heard as an off chance a couple of years ago while I was in the car.  I am afraid it's a rather sad song though



I am also bringing to share some Sunflower Bread (seeds and grains are very important for Imbolc) and some freshly made butter (no brats were tortured in the making of the same)

Sunflower Bread
1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds 
5 cups unbleached white bread flour 
1/4 cup bulgar wheat, coarsely ground, soaked in 1/4 cup water for 10 minutes 
1/2 cup barley flakes 
2 cups warm water 
2 tablespoons sugar 
2 tablespoons honey 
3 tablespoons shortening 
2 teaspoons salt 
1/8 teaspoon tumeric 
1/8 teaspoon paprika 
1 package dry yeast

Start by mixing 1/8 cup of water with the bulgar wheat in a cup. As long as it soaks for maybe 5 minutes before you add it to the mix, it won't be crunchy in the final product. Mix 2 cups flour, and all the rest of the dry ingredients including the yeast. Then mix in the shortening, honey, bulgar wheat, and water until a batter is formed. Mix in the rest of the flour, 1 cup at a time. It should form a ball and be only slightly tacky. Knead for 10 minutes.

Form a ball, place into a buttered bowl, roll around in the bowl until coated with the butter (actually I spray Pam in), cover, and let rise until doubled in size. Punch down, and depending on the size of the loaf pans, form into 2 large or 3 smaller loaves. Let rise uncovered until doubled in size again.
Bake at 300F for 45 minutes until it sounds hollow when tapped.
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Post by Julie_nz on Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:43 pm

Hi everyone - my name is Julie and, like Flynn I am from New Zealand. As Iit my candled I gave thanks ......for my favorite authors and all of you, who have brought me a great deal of joy.

I have always been touched by this story and am reminded of it Three Traders.

https://teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/22801/lonely-graves-near-millers-flat


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Post by KateM on Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:49 pm

welcome Julie!
Lovely to see you here Smile
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Post by Ranger52899 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:50 pm

It's getting fast dark here too. I love tea light lanterns so have several chai candles burning in them.

One of my favourite things is different herbal teas. I like to have jars of different loose herbs and mix my own, and use them for bath mixes too. Chamomile is an especially relaxing and soothing one. You can have a chamomile bath by pouring 1 litre/quart of boiling water over a cup of chamomile flowers or 4 chamomile tea bags, cover it to let it steep for 10-15 minutes, then strain it through a sieve. Run your bath, pour the cup of tea in and mix it well. Then relax and enjoy. It works just as well with any herbs you have - rosemary, thyme, lavender, peppermint tea bags, whatever you like! 




And for a song - I found this one recently having heard it in the background of a film. I love the flow and repetition in it and the switching between languages, so joyful and hard not to want to join in the dancing. (The song starts 0.30 secs in) 



Have a lovely evening!


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Post by Ranger52899 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:52 pm

Hi Julie Smile Lovely to meet you!
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Post by zevale on Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:01 pm

Dusk is settling in here, a big pink grapefruit candle is burning.

My gift is a poem written by Jean Cocteau thinking of Jean Marais

Mon enfant

Mon enfant fait de soleil
De mer et de nuit profonde
Mon enfant fait de solel
C'est pour moi le bout du monde

Mon enfant dort près de moi
ET que me veulent la guerre
Le lendemain et le naguère
Tout est le jour et le mois

Et la date et la minute
Où nous sommes réunis
Dans le calme et dans les chutes
D'un sommeil d'anges punis

Quand tu dors quel alliage
Se fait de ton rêve et d'or
Un fabuleux mariage
Compose mon fils qui dort

Une masse d'or compacte
Comme une harpe frémit
Si je pouvais savoir l'acte
Auquel rêve mon ami
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Post by Nonni on Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:14 pm

Since I won't be near our campout tonight due to a Robert Burns Dinner happening far away from the computer world, I thought I'd send something in honor of both events.  If you ignore the drinking in this song, I think it fits in nicely to Burning Horse philosophy. It is one of my favorite songs as I just love the lyrics.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkBLWtk7_hs
and a more modern version:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h48Db_cvdDE

I sing a combination of the two:
Sae Will We Yet
(Walter Watson 1780-1854)


Come sit down beside us, and give us your chat
Let the wind take the care of this life off its back
For our hearts to despondency we never will submit
We've always been provided for, and so will we yet

And sae will we yet, and sae will we yet
For we've always been provided for, and sae will we yet

So fill us a tankard o' nappy brown ale
To enlighten our hearts and enliven the tale
For we'll always sing the merrier the longer that we sit
For we've sung together many's the time, and sae will we yet

And sae will we yet, and sae will we yet
For we've sung together many's the time, and sae will we yet

Here's a health to the farmer, and prosper his plough
Rewarding his ardent toils all the year around
For seed-time and harvest he never will forget
For he's left it all to Providence, and sae will we yet

And sae will we yet, and sae will we yet
For he's left it all to Providence, and sae will we yet

Here's a health to the carpenter, may patience guide your hand
for the nearer your work to you, the longer it will stand
And when the wind is at our door, we never will forget
For we've sung your praises many's the time and sae will we yet

And a song for all you singers, who keep your voices clear
Good health to you and happiness to all that you hold dear
For the world as you would have it be, you'd sing with all your wit
and ease the work of providence, and sae will we yet

Come fill up your voices in laughter and song
That your days they be brighter and your nights be not too long
For your joys were just as welcome here as woes you would forget
And when you wept, we wept with you, and sae will we yet.

So fill up your glasses, let the bottle go round.
For the sun it must rise, though the moon has gone down
'til the room be rinnin' round about, it's time enough to flit
When we fell we always got up again, and sae will we yet


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Post by Missty on Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:01 pm

Mid afternoon here but pretty sure I am going to be asleep at dusk. I really like this song. This is Me (from The Greatest Showman)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEJd2RyGm8Q
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Post by Nonni on Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:18 pm

Julie, I am loving the story of the lonely graves near millers flat.  It's like a window into human compassion.

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Post by Dizzy on Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:30 pm

@Julie_nz wrote:Hi everyone - my name is Julie and, like Flynn I am from New Zealand. As Iit my candled I gave thanks ......for my favorite authors and all of you, who have brought me a great deal of joy.

I have always been touched by this story and am reminded of it Three Traders.

https://teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/22801/lonely-graves-near-millers-flat


What an incredibly touching story.   Thank you so much for sharing it with us.   A lump kind of forms in your throat when he writes that he’ll probably meet the same fate-a lonely gravestone.


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Post by Torchwood Doctor on Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:50 pm

I missed dusk so lit my candle during the gorgeous dawn.

I was gifted a book of blessings late last year and this is one of my favorites

For the traveller 

Every time you leave home, 
Another road takes you Into a world you were never in, 

New strangers on other paths await. 
New places that have never seen you 
Will startle a little at your entry. 
Old places that know you well 
Will pretend nothing 
Changed since your last visit. 

When you travel, you find yourself 
Alone in a different way, 
More attentive now 
To the self you bring along, 
Your more subtle eye watching 
You abroad; and how what meets you 
Touches that part of the heart 
That lies low at home:

How you unexpectedly attune
To the timbre in some voice, 
Opening a conversation 
You want to take in 
To where your longing
Has pressed hard enough 
Inward, on some unsaid dark, 
To create a crystal of insight, 
You could not have known 
You needed 
To illuminate 
Your way.

When you travel, 
A new silence 
Goes with you, 
And if you listen, 
You will hear 
What your heart would 
Love to say.


A journey can become a sacred thing.

Make sure, before you go, 
To take the time 
To bless your going forth, 
To free your heart of ballast 
So that the compass of your soul 
Might direct you towards 
The territories of spirit 
Where you will discover 
More of your hidden life; 
And the urgencies
That deserve to claim you.

May you travel in an awakened way, 
Gathered wisely into your inner ground; 
That you may not waste the invitations 
Which wait along the way to transform you.

May you travel safely, arrive refreshed 
And live your time away to its fullest; 
Return home, more enriched, and free 
To balance the gift of days which call you.
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Post by Meirene6307 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:05 pm

A picture of my time of day
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Post by jkfan on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:00 pm




It's sunset here in Portland, Maine - a special time of day today where I feel very connected to all of you.

The video I've posted is a song that reminds me of Philip and David at their first meeting:

The wild haired man caught the keys out of his hand in one clean swipe and flung them straight towards the roof of the hotel, which drew a cry of alarm from the man Philip strongly suspected of being the Sheriff. Philip swung his walking stick straight up with years of trained polo reflexes and there was a slight jingle as the end caught the keys and broke their flight. Philip picked them up, walking slowly up the steps past the three men picking themselves painfully up out of the snow, and looked directly at the man in the long coat with the intensely blue eyes, unable to swallow back the involuntary smile that broke out across his face in response to those enthralling eyes flashing up to meet his, and then the white teethed grin back at him that held both appreciation of his catch, and a good deal of humour. In the hotel behind him, the record had changed to a choir, a crackling and old recording.
 

Sing choirs of angels, sing in exaltation...


On a personal note:  in August of 2015 I was asking members of the Gillifans group in Goodreads for book recommendations, and someone posted a link to this forum where I found an instant welcome and acceptance - much more than I ever dreamed of.  So for those reasons, the song 'Feels Like Home To Me' has special significance.
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Post by Zicat on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:12 pm

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Post by jkfan on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:20 pm

Hello @julie_nz, and welcome.  What a lovely first post.  I can see why the story you linked to reminded you of Three Traders.  I'm so glad you're here, and shared that with us on this special evening.
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Post by Zicat on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:23 pm

@jkfan wrote:
On a personal note:  in August of 2015 I was asking members of the Gillifans group in Goodreads for book recommendations, and someone posted a link to this forum where I found an instant welcome and acceptance - much more than I ever dreamed of.  So for those reasons, the song 'Feels Like Home To Me' has special significance.
I found my way here via Goodreads, then the Blog, then the Yahoo Group, but I'm finally here. And I also received "an instant welcome and acceptance", so I know how you feel. It 'Feels Like Home To Me' too.
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Post by Dizzy on Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:30 pm

Burning bay leaves as the sun sets.  I thought I might gift two things.  One is a link about the benefits of burning bay leaves and the second is advice from a tree.  I’ve so loved all the trees shared! I’ve created a new folder for FCR trees.


Peace to all!


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Burning Bay Leaves

Advice from a tree



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Post by AndaMitchy on Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:37 pm

I have incense burning this evening. For my gift, I am sharing a poem I wrote on the first of this month. Peace and joy be with you all! -Anda

AS SEASONS PASS
1 FEBRUARY 2018


WHEN THE SUMMER SUN SHINES BRIGHT
WHEN THE DAYS ARE LONGER THAN THE NIGHTS
WHEN NIGHTS ARE SPENT CHASING FIREFLIES
I WILL RUN FOREVER AT YOUR SIDE.

WHEN THE LEAVES BEGIN TO TURN
YELLOW, ORANGE, RED, AUBURN
WHEN SUMMER FADES INTO FALL
I WILL STILL ANSWER YOUR CALL.

WHEN THE CRISP WINTER BREEZE BLOWS
WHEN THE COLD FREEZES YOUR NOSE
WHEN WHITE SNOWFALL BLANKETS THE GRASS
I REMAIN YOURS AS THE SEASONS PASS.

WHEN THE TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO RISE
WHEN THE WORLD BLOOMS BEFORE OUR EYES
WHEN THE BIRDS BEGIN TO SING
WE ARE ‘WE’ THROUGH EVERYTHING.


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Post by jkfan on Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:41 pm

That's lovely, @AndaMitchy.
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Post by AndaMitchy on Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:44 pm

@jkfan wrote:That's lovely, @AndaMitchy.
Thank you, Cheryl. )
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Post by jkfan on Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:49 pm

@Ranger52899 wrote:


And for a song - I found this one recently having heard it in the background of a film. I love the flow and repetition in it and the switching between languages, so joyful and hard not to want to join in the dancing. (The song starts 0.30 secs in) 



Have a lovely evening!
Ranger - I haven't heard this in YEARS.  When I was in college, I took a folk dancing class (which I loved), and this was one of the dances I learned.  I just tried, and discovered I still remember most of the steps.

Thanks for posting this.
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Post by Zicat on Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:50 pm

I agree with Cheryl, that was lovely, Anda.
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Post by Tarabeth on Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:30 am

It's a little past dusk in California.  I've had a lovely soak in the hot springs (aka the bath), the BBQ is going and I thought I would start the Campfire Talent Show with a little help from Priscilla.  



I feel this song covers it all from surviving a crappy day to celebrating a major accomplishment.  

I think Darcy and Gerry need to coax Dale into a bit of karaoke around the campfire.  

Sending lots of love to forum members in all parts of the world.
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Post by knox0606 on Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:38 am

I am sitting by a cinnamon stick candle imagining all of us on the ranch.

I came late to the work of Robert B. Parker (Spenser, Jesse Stone, Sunny Randall). Though I had loved the Spenser TV series, I had not read any of the books.  When I met my husband, about 15 years ago, I discovered his vast collection and became a fan.  Parker dedicated almost every book to his wife Joan.  In the forty Spenser books, each dedication could be the line in a lifelong love sonnet.  Some of my favorite:

No one is as interesting, nor nearly so luminous.
Like gold to airy thinness beat.
No dream in vain.
Music all around me.
Still the taste of wine.
Every town is Paris, every month is May.
The rest is decoration.
Priceless.
The fact is the sweetest dream of all.

In SUDDEN MISCHIEF, Parker writes a line of dialogue that has become a touchstone for my husband and me.  Spenser says to Susan,

  "Every day I have loved you has been a privilege."

It is a thought that is always with me.  I had two lovely friends who married late in life. She was 72 when she married for the first and only time. I was 42. She always said it was worth the wait.  I feel the same way.  Every day has been a privilege.

Having love in our life is a great privilege--love of partners, parents, friends, pets, spouses, family.  If I was wishing on a star at tonight's campfire, I would wish for each person to feel valued and cherished and loved!

If I was more tech savvy, I would insert Eva Cassidy's recording of SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW here. The link is https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2rd8VkT8xY

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Post by jkfan on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:02 am


Here you go, @knox0606
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Post by Dizzy on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:14 am

@knox0606 wrote:

 I would wish for each person to feel valued and cherished and loved!


What a most wonderful wish, @knox0606.  I love the video, I’d not heard Eva Cassidy sing it before. I love the way she sings it.  I don’t know why but Somewhere Over the Rainbow always chokes me up just a little. 


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Post by DeeDee on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:27 am

I'm afraid I was out tonight so missed the dusk deadline, but I now have my candle lit and want to gift a song to you all.  I have enjoyed the group Secret Garden for some years now and one of my favorite of their songs is Dawn of a New Century.  I hope you all enjoy it.  




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Post by knox0606 on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:30 am

@jkfan wrote:
Here you go, @knox0606
Thanks so much @jkfan.

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Post by jkfan on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:32 am

I was happy to do it, Knox.  Frankly, I just learned how to do it myself, so I needed the practice!!
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Post by knox0606 on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:33 am

@Dizzy wrote:
@knox0606 wrote:

 I would wish for each person to feel valued and cherished and loved!


What a most wonderful wish, @knox0606.  I love the video, I’d not heard Eva Cassidy sing it before. I love the way she sings it.  I don’t know why but Somewhere Over the Rainbow always chokes me up just a little. 


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Thanks @dizzy.  This was what my husband and I danced to for our first dance when we were married.
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Post by Dells on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:33 am

It's 9:30pm here so way past dusk setting in, but unfortunately I hadn't gotten a chance to post before now. Candles lit, and for my gift, I'll offer this instrumental cover of the Sound of Silence because I just think it's beautiful.
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by jkfan on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:34 am

@DeeDee - I really liked the video.  I've never heard of Secret Garden, but I'm planning to explore more of their songs.  Thanks.
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by knox0606 on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:35 am

@jkfan wrote:I was happy to do it, Knox.  Frankly, I just learned how to do it myself, so I needed the practice!!
Maybe you can give me a tutorial after the camp out!

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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Dizzy on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:37 am

@Dells wrote:It's 9:30pm here so way past dusk setting in, but unfortunately I hadn't gotten a chance to post before now. Candles lit, and for my gift, I'll offer this instrumental cover of the Sound of Silence because I just think it's beautiful.


Oh, how beautiful!!  I love the song anyway, but hadn’t heard it like this.  I’ve saved it in my videos on FB.  Thank you, @Dells!


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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by jkfan on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:40 am

@knox0606 - I will indeed.  One of the forum members (I can't remember who, now) posted the directions.

It's easy.  

On YouTube, start playing the video you want to copy.  

Right click on video, and click on 'Copy Video URL'

Open your post.

You'll notice on the top bar (where you can change font size, italicize, etc) there's a tiny YouTube icon

Click on that, and paste the video URL you just copied.

It sounds like a lot of steps, but once you do it a couple of times, you'll find it's pretty easy.
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Chrisychris on Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:52 am

This is just lovely, I am a little late in joining tonight. But I have been thinking about it since I got the email the other day. I am so happy to connect with you all.

I will light my candle in a minute....i am thankful for finding these stories and the clarity of truth and love they have given me!! I come from a messed up back ground, similar to Gerry and the lack of love Dale experienced.

I have been using the guys and the ranch as a place of safety in my mind. Like imaging Jasper or Flynn holding and rocking me like they do for Dale, Gerry, and Tom.

For a gift, when reading about Tom and Jake story of EVEREST, I you tube videos to get a visual of what it looks like and the conditions. I found this one to the soundtrack of Human by the Killers. T totally goes with the story and adventure

https://youtu.be/RIZdjT1472Y
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Blue Stocking on Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:59 am

I was out at dusk but am home now and have lit my candle in dark.  I wanted to share one of my favorite songs by Enya as her music seems to suit the night.  Thanks for the reminder on how to post the song!
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by DeeDee on Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:07 am

Love Enya - and Book of Days!

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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Zicat on Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:17 am

What a wonderful video. Thank you Blue. I would love this as a screen saver but I'd never get any work done.

Hugs to you, Chrisychris, and thanks for your video also.
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Hayjude on Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:15 am

Better late than never. My gift from an Aussie legend no longer with us...

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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Hayjude on Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:23 am

... and also this one, which was written and sung by my grandfather, about another Aussie legend...

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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Zicat on Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:10 am

Well, if we're doing Aussie, I want a cowboy song. Sorry Judy, but I'm not a fan of Slim. Give me Lee!
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Hayjude on Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:12 am

Gasp!! You’re just not Australian if you don’t like Slim...!
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Zicat on Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:18 am

Nah. I've updated. Give me Lee, Troy or Adam Harvey. Though I do like Slim's ...
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Torchwood Doctor on Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:58 am

If you're hitting Slim fellow Aussies how can you go past I Love To Have a Beer with Duncan ??? Adaptable for so many situations......
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Zicat on Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:05 am

I was just listening to that song on You Tube, but it wasn't a good copy. Plus, with all these beer songs everyone will think I'm an alco. Smile
And as I said, I'm not really a fan of Slims.
It's a good song for a camp-out though. Been here, done that!
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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Trisha Louise on Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:22 am

It is Sunday night here and the very last minutes of light as I read everyone's diverse contributions. My candle is sadly more functional than spiritual: citronella to keep the mosquitos at bay as I read this sitting in my vegetable garden with my cat twisting about my ankles.


After uni I moved into a very shabby share house in the inner city. I was on a tram heading home from work before going to my night job feeling so depleted. My back was a line of fire from too many manual handling moves and no equipment, my feet had been sodden early that morning and remained so all day, and the peak hour tram was steaming with the wet coats and umbrellas of all the passengers who just wanted to be Home. 

No one was talking, at least in my memory. 

An elderly man got on at the stop by the Greyhound Hotel. He declined the offered seat and stood swaying in the aisle amongst the school bags. 

"Ladies and gentlemen, does anyone object to the violin?"

The thin note he played swelled and flourished into the most amazing sound, both beautiful and melancholy. The tram lurched through the next stops, people disembarked and others boarded, shuffling for a seat or hand hold, but it was all mere background to this man who lifted us up out of the most ordinary day with his violin. And then he was gone, out into the rain. 





I only ever heard him that one time but I asked after him and several people mentioned him stepping into their day like that. I looked him up when thinking about this thread for Burning Horse and found that he regularly travelled the city's public transport and visited its markets and restaurants to play. He was Lajos Czuczor, "Lolly", a retired engineer originally from Hungary, and he travelled into the city to play every day from 1988 until his death in 2010. Sadly there was very little online about him but this tribute that was published upon his passing, ten years after I had the pleasure of his music on that rainy day.


http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/m/19674/lajos-lolly-czuczor


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Re: Burning Horse! The Saturday Candlelight Thread

Post by Zicat on Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:39 am

How Blessed you were to meet such a man and listen to him play. Thanks for sharing this, Trisha.
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