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Sounds of Peace and Contentment

Take some time for a visit with Deva Premal. This is an almost 54-minute multi-track album that really works for me.

Deva Premal’s Dakshina

The whole thing has been engineered at 432 Hz, which is a sort of cosmic frequency (“Verdi’s ‘A'”) that does some special things for the mind and the body. You can look it up.

The Magic of 432 Hz

Purely anecdotal evidence, but it engulfs me in a gradual fashion as if someone were pouring spiritual honey from my head down my body to the toes.

If you have headphones that plug into your computer, even better. Shut out the sound of the world, close your eyes, get comfortable and let your head sink toward your chest. Then, just FEEl it. Listen with your “inner ears.”

I guarantee that your breathing will become slower, easier, deeper.

Here is another source of information and soundtracks at 432 Hz.

https://www.432player.com/

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“Fly Me to the Moon”

Today’s musical interlude features Mr. Cool and Smooth Nat King Cole bio in a recording from later in his career.

The song is Fly Me to the Moon. The song was written in 1954 by Bart Howard and was originally titled “In Other Words.” Howard said he wrote songs with his idol, Cole Porter, in mind, but had been performing and writing for nearly twenty years without a singular success.

First recorded by Kaye Ballard, the song became popular and was recorded and released by numerous artists. Lovely, smoky Peggy Lee had one of the most successful releases and it was Peggy who convinced Howard to make the name change to Fly Me to the Moon a formality.

 

Sunday on the Silver Comet Trail

End of a Ride-1 I was on the Silver Comet Trail, this afternoon, enjoying a bicycle ride on a beautiful Sunday afternoon when I had a flash of insight.

I have hit the age where I am no longer pushing the limits. No more personal bests, in either speed or distance. My rides are no longer analogous to the thrills of yacht racing. I have moved on to sailing and bailing. I’m out there, on a regular basis, but it is more a process of trying to keep from sinking (into old age) than it is racing against myself or others.

And you know what? I’m okay with that. It’s fun. It feels good, and I don’t have to deal with the fitful sleep of an aching body. At least, not so much.

If you are in the metro-Atlanta area and don’t know about the Silver Comet Trail, you owe it to yourself and your family to check it out. Built in the old roadbed of the famous Silver Comet passenger train, it runs from Smyrna (just northwest of downtown Atlanta) to the Alabama state line. You can ride a little over 60 miles, one-way, with hardly any major street crossings to bother you. And, unlike riding on the streets, there is no competition with automobiles. NO motorized vehicles are allowed. You share the trail only with walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters.

The beauty of the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia

The beauty of the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia

Here is a link to the Path Foundation’s excellent map and trail information: http://pathfoundation.org/trails/silver-comet/

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