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Skeleton And The Rising Sun
November 13, 2012

1) Delta Will - Game Change Parade creative commons license
2) illogik - the path (2:44) creative commons license
3) Hugh Oliver - Kill (6:20)
4) The Abductee - Phenomenom (8:48)
5) reluctant Cogs - memories i want to forget (12:20)
6) Kirty - I Don't Want to Break Your Heart (15:20)
7) Indoor Voices - Hung out (17:55)
8) Dead horse Beats - If I Had a Little Love Instrumental (21:05)

A furious wind certainly blew the leaves off the trees in a hurry this year. I walk carefully through these fallow streets with my head still clearing from the visions of summer. The air is wet, the sky is dark and the plastic poppies are blooming. It's obvious change is descending upon us and the season of death is here.

Stephen Jenkinson, as the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, has been at the deathbed of well over 1,000 people. On his web site he writes:

"A good dying is nothing less than cultural subversion. Advocating for, providing for, pursuing good dying for ourselves and for those we love is a political and a spiritual project. It is an act of love and of revolution."

Stephen also says we live in a death phobic culture, so this probably all sounds a bit overwhelming. But I challenge you to see to what extent you can subvert this cultural fear just a little bit. Is there a part of yourself that you are clinging too even though it's purpose has clearly been served? make some time to properly grieve this part of your old self, and then make s point of embracing something more appropriate for the person you have become.

Take some inspiration from the musicians. For example Hugh Oliver is still doing new things in his 80's and there's the Reluctant cogs, who've put effort into stepping outside the musical norms, took the time to listen to each other in new ways and learned to speak a delicate and unique musical language.

Thanks to the artists, all songs are used with permission. Thanks to archive.org for bandwidth and hosting. This podcast is often created with solar energy so the sun also deserves some thanks.

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