Staying Centered and Alive

It has being a bit of a melancholic couple of weeks for me.

Like they say, you ‘re rarely the only one:

Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft:

There are many advantages to living in a world that is mostly connected. Feedback is immediate. Weak signals are easily amplified. Voices can be heard.

Of course, every benefit has a drawback.

In this world where everyone is a publisher, there is a trend to the extreme – where those who want to stand out opt for sensationalism and hyperbole over nuanced analysis.

In this world where page views are currency, heat is often more valued than light.

Stark black-and-white caricatures are sometimes more valued than shades-of-gray reality.

It’s been a week like that, from a couple of unlikely sources. 🙂

So let’s pause for a moment and consider the center.

Though dated, here is Drake’s take.  It is the opening track on his sophomoric Album:

Drake – Over my Dead Body

But, you know who really stayed alive and well, are those 3 girls and their familia in Cleveland.

Leaning on Drake:

Those girls wear crowns…

We all like to be heard

       … as it is the spaces between Living and the lived.


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