Archive for June, 2011

Sight Sound Soul
Can you imagine a live music performance that is fully accessible…even if you cannot hear or see? Well, you don’t have to imagine, you can experience it by coming to Sight Sound Soul in Albuquerque for the Southwest Conference on Disability. The Sight Sound Soul event will center on performances by the New Orleans jazz pianist Henry Butler (who happens to be blind) with live audio description, live captions and even live interpretive painting during the performance. Sight sound soul is an awesome event that engages all the senses and creates a performing art experience that is unique, enriching and fully accessible.

Want to be a part of Sight.Sound.Soul, check out how you can be involved at Sight.Sound.Soul With Henry Butler.

A lifetime ago, or so it seems, I read a book that became a part of my heart. The book is “Plain and Simple” by Sue Bender. It is about the journey Sue took to live with the Amish and what she learned. For me, “Plain and Simple” was a breath of fresh air. I slowed down and questioned that materialistic self-centered society around me. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m still quite the pampered princess…but for a moment, I stopped and realized these important truths:

  • Life is more meaningful when I approach everything I do as sacred. It doesn’t matter if I’m doing laundry, reading to my son or presenting on accessibility. Every thing I do can be meaningful. It all depends on the spirit in which I do it, that is what makes the difference.
  • When I learned to stop resisting who I am…when I stopped trying to change myself into something I am not…when I trusted that there was nothing missing inside…I rediscovered me.
  • When it comes right down to it, I believe with all my heart, that life is all about love. When I’m in touch with my heart and when I follow my heart, I live my life fully.

That is my truth, plain and simple.