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Tell Me a Story Returns

Annette Rochelle Aben kindly invited me to be interviewed on her blog talk radio show, Tell Me a Story. Annette is such a delight to talk with. Her extensive experience in the media industry is obvious in the way she presents herself and puts her guests at ease. We talked about my books and music, and she invited me to share one of my songs. I’m posting the lyrics below, as I’ve found it frustrating when listening to a song I really enjoy but cannot understand the words being sung.
Thank you, Annette, for all the support you give to so many. Your Angel Messages and Attitude of Gratitude are but a few ways by which you share your bright light with the world. It was an honor to be on your show.  
Please visit Annette’s lovely blog and leave your comments there

 © 2001Tina Frisco

Weaver of light

Maybe it’s a matter of time, maybe it’s a matter of place
Matter it’s a matter of heart
For the ones left behind, insufficient of mind
Who are eased by your grace

Maybe it’s a matter of chance, maybe it’s a matter of plan
Maybe it’s a matter of love
For the ones who can’t speak, who sit silent and weep
And reach out for your hand

Rest your heart a while
Rest your heart a while
Dreamer and knight
Weaver of light
Cast your smile
And rest your heart a while

Maybe it’s a matter of will, maybe it’s a matter of yield
Maybe it’s a matter of hope
For the ones we intern, disremember and spurn
Who inspire your ideal

Maybe it’s a matter of worth, maybe it’s a matter of flair
Maybe it’s a matter of joy
Knowing all that you give, in the way that you live
Is a consummate prayer  

Maybe it’s a matter of pure, maybe it’s a matter of rare
Maybe it’s a matter of peace
To receive who we are, every virtue and scar
And acknowledge we dare

Rest your heart a while . . .

Annette Rochelle Aben

Following a hiatus for The Magic Happens Radio Network, we are bringing ourselves back into your ears!  A fresh podcast of Tell Me a Story is up and ready to enjoy.

The original program was a LIVE radio show which then went into archive, however we are taping everything (no more live, sorry) and it goes into podcast for listening pleasure when the time works best for you!

This half hour program is scheduled to be new each week, featuring a fascinating guest and you will be able to visit the page on the site of The Magic Happens Magazine to access ALL the podcasts in one place.

Here is the LINK to the PAGETell Me a Story

So, who is my first guest?  The darling and delightful, Tina Frisco!  Who else but a dear friend to allow me to get my feet wet again in…

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The Negro Spiritual – A Historical Document – Guest Post…

Outstanding guest post by Yecheilyah Ysrayl on The Story Reading Ape’s blog explaining the power and significance of and the veiled messages within Negro Spirituals…

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The so-called “slave songs” of the United States are best understood when they are considered as expressions of individual Negroes which can be dated and assigned to a geographical locale. They are, in brief, historical documents”. – Miles Mark Fisher, Negro Slave Songs in the United States

Go down Moses
Way down in Egypt’s land
Tell ole
Pharaoh
To let my people go!”

During slavery in the United States, there were systematic efforts to strip the identity of the captive. When the so-called African was taken from the West coast of Africa, it was not a simple transition of country, to ship, to land, but he had to undergo an entire initiation process before stepping foot on the plantations of America. His name, being the most important, was taken from him, followed by his way of life which was stripped from him, and his history book taken from…

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Middle Aged Spread – Stress busting with Status Quo.. or any music you love.

Music moves our souls as well as our bodies. For many of us, it has been and continues to be a lifesaver. Sally Cronin outlines the many health benefits of music in this wonderful post…

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

radio stressIn the previous post last week on middle-aged spread and the connection to stress I gave you some of the reasons why it can increase weight and thwart your efforts to remove it.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/smorgasbord-health-middle-aged-spread-not-always-down-to-what-you-eat/

There are also a couple of posts that will offer you some strategies on managing stress and also how you can make some changes to your diet to support you.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/smorgasbord-health-stress-drama-drama-drama-how-is-your-body-coping/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/smorgasbord-health-stress-strategies-and-foods-to-support-you/

This time I am going to cover the stress buster that works for me and has been scientifically proven to have a positive influence on our brains.

I have always used music to relax and to energise and certainly cannot imagine a life without it.

By now those of you following my blog will have noticed that I have a great belief in music and its therapeutic properties.  I keep an eye on research into the benefits of not just listening to music but…

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Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up – New promotions, Charming fur writers and War stories

Sally Cronin‘s blog is truly one of the most eclectic in the blogosphere. Hop over and treat yourself to a fountain of different flavors 🙂

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the weekly round up and another week has flown by.  It is a while since I have done any house painting and there have been a few complaints from some joints and muscles that have been given a workout.. I love this part as the bare plastered walls take on some colour although we have stuck with pearl grey throughout most of the house as we have so many posters and pictures that will add a lot more colour.

David prepares the rooms and then lets me loose..I stick my headphones in my ears and I must thank my collaborators in my creative endeavours this week including Status Quo, Tina Turner, George Ezra, Jack Savoretti, Olly Murs and Ricky Martin. I would also like to thank my parents, my hairdresser, podiatrist and chiropractor for this award!!

Anyway… I am entitled to breaks during the day and with some…

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