Look what a little generosity of a coin can produce!

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An impromptu Ode to Joy! Sunday special.

Originally posted on Margos Blog:

A little girl gave a musician a coin and look what she got in return! After my last post with the poor kids creating their own orchestra out of garbage, I thought its just as uplifting to watch grown ups musicians creating music with real instruments. I hope all those little deprived materially kids (but oh so wealthy in spirit) grow up to own beautiful instruments to make beautiful music to uplift the spirits of everyone around them. I am hoping that some millionaire with yachts and rolls royces saw that video and was overwhelmed with the spirit of generosity to give each one of those kids real musical instruments plus scholarships to study is some musical academy. Their entrepreneurial creative spirit needs to be rewarded grandly. Isn’t that a nice thought to put out to the universe?

Send out healing energies and LIGHT to flood through all those poor…

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THE LANDFILL HARMONIC ORCHESTRA!

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Tears sprung!

Originally posted on Margos Blog:

One Amazing Project!
I JUST HAD TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU about the kids of Cateura and their recycled orchestra to make you smile in admiration and hopefully fill your hearts with pride and joy at the human race! A short film about transforming trash into music about love, courage and creativity! In spite of all the chaos and ugliness we’re bombarded with through all our media channels who persist in spreading darkness and fear, the wonder of life and the human race is just incredibly inspiring. People with LIGHT GOODNESS INTELLIGENCE AND GOODWILL do exist everywhere. The general media just does not follow their stories. Criminals get more recognition and world exposure! I SAY – Shame on the Media! Share this with your friends, spread the word, there are many good things happening around the world.

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This is the stuff of writing: George Elliot…Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

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A sensational writer- and probably my favourite. So deeply compassionate!

Originally posted on BRIDGET WHELAN writer:

George Eliot quote There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence.
There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man or woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer, committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears.
Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear.”
- George Eliot

George Eliot

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Blerrie Fockin’ Beautiful: Narrative Story of the Week

Blerrie Fockin’ Beautiful was a finalist in Narrative Magazine’s Winter Short Story Competition (2014). It has now appeared as Story of the Week (27/July).

Transvaal Farm, Highveldt Storm

Transvaal Farm, Highveldt Storm

 

Set in pre-Mandela Apartheid South Africa on a poor white farm in the Transvaal, it is entirely fictional as to character but one element of the story was true. You might like to suggest which it was.?

I am grateful to Narrative for choosing to publish so conspicuously! Would be interested in all comments. This is a return to an earlier writing life. Short stories are now queuing for similar respectful attention.