Thursday, June 19, 2008

3 life-giving morsels for you

Well, just to keep things interesting, here are three things that I ran across recently that are bringing more life to the world. May they inspire you.

As for Join the Living updates, the first issue of Bread and Oranges is coming together. There is still time to submit and now is always a good time to get a subscription. Also, locally, we are meeting regularly with some folks to discuss and discern forming an intentional community together.

Now, on to those life-giving morsels as promised...

First, a documentary that we saw recently: Young at Heart. It is about a chorus of seniors in their 70s—90s who sing rock songs. Makes you think about life and death, what it means to our souls to keep on singing, and how humans can bless one another just by doing something that makes us come alive. It's wonderful. Here's a "Staying Alive/ I will Survive Montage."

Second, Girl Effect, is a group that is hooking girl power up to the social change machine and pressing, "Go!"

And third, here's another creative, social change machine. The pedal-powered Bloom device from the lovely minds at Society Creative llc.

"The Bloom device is meant to be a subversive and inspirational tool for our concrete jungles. Similar to the tuft of a dandelion as the wind carries the seedling, we propose a way of dispersing seedlings with bubbles and bicycling. Seeds are co-mingled with a bubble mixture and upon pedaling to your destination , you release the floating seeds which land in cracks and crevices throughout the city streets. Over time, the seeds grow into flowers and plants to create a green "fringe" to our sidewalks and streets."

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