Music for Empty Days

Dear Readers,

I need space to fly away, to get away from things that most depress me and sometimes make life seem purposeless and empty. I decided to fill that space with music and songs. Melodies are like a cool, fresh, clear lake, they help me feel free, at least for a little while; to forget the ongoing pressures and pretenses that make us mask how we really feel.

You are warmly invited to visit my ‘peaceful space’  at my new page tagged “Music My Healer”. It is still under construction and will be updated from time to time. Yet, there are YouTube links there that you may enjoy. Come rest with me, let the sounds, sights and lyrics carry you away on a journey of pure enjoyment.

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Playing with Shadows

Ghatotkacha as seen in Javanese shadow puppet ...
Ghatotkacha as seen in Javanese shadow puppet play (wayang) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Wayang Kulit
English: Wayang Kulit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are many cultures which have taken on the art of using shadows as a medium of communication in performing arts. In Malaysia, we have the “wayang kulit“, a traditional Malay, shadow puppet show. The stylized elaborately designed puppets  interact, dance and glide behind a large white cloth screen on which a  very bright white light is shone. The dramas acted out by these puppets are usually ancient myths and legends. But, the idea of shadow play has actually taken on a more modern usage. Continue reading “Playing with Shadows”