Part II of my Black History Month short film series.
Stream Part 1 below.
Water– a significant part of our lives; mostly makes us up; there’s not a place on Earth that has life without it.
Dehydration– to let other things in our lives consume us and misuse us.
Ignoring the truth about water is to become delusional and will leave you feeling deserted- bringing you back to the the harsh reality that you NEED it to survive.
You heard right– water gives us life.
Being like water REALLY meant to be so much more– appreciate life, and learn to love what it has in store! Be thankful for it everyday. It bears gifts– true presents on Earth. A being, a presence, a large mass–
Was Einstein getting rich? Did he die trying or was he lying about: energy? the speed of light? Was it a mask? What was in his flask?
What is OUR task?
So I leave you with these questions for reflection:
What ingredients are in your water, your Gatorade, your thirst quencher?
Is it pure?
What do you love?
What keeps you going?
What allows you to float through life?
Thank you to everyone who has supported and made 2018 amazing. Strong people build stronger families for even stronger communities! Glad I could be a part of so many great events and causes this year. Love y’all and wouldn’t change a thing.
Energy is important… and sometimes we use energy the wrong way.
It takes a WHOLE LOT of energy to complain.
So many distractions
Easy to conform
Out of habit
Peace of mind
is just meaning
In real time
On a summer Sunday in Central Park, there were a multitude of witnesses watching Goldlink preach his gospel for an hour. He was accompanied by Brasstracks and the heavenly vocals of April George. My summerstage neighbors asked why he spoke in a sing-song manner. They had no clue that it’s not only his thing, but also his rap style. Pastor GL Smooth performed popular cuts like “Sober Thoughts“, “Planet Paradise“, “Spectrum“, and even let his newest song “Fall in Love” rock for the first time. See below
In between songs he checked in with his congregation to hand out blessings in the form of hip-hop party records. As soon as Fatman Scoop said “BASS DROP” the holy spirit moved through the crowd and the flood gates were open for good times.
In the middle of Goldlink’s set, newcomer Masego brought his uptempo and eclectic act to the stage. He was donning a gold saxophone necklace to match the one he played so beautifully. Songs like “Send Yo Rita”, “Girls That Dance”, and “Bounce” were well-received (she got dem yams!). The DMV love was apparent on stage and in the crowd. The Backyard Band were also a part of the connection as they brought forth devotional with go-go tunes and mixed in hits such as “The Light” by Common, “Around My Way” by Talib Kweli, and “Hello” by Adele.
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In the end, no one wanted to see Goldlink give his benediction so abruptly as he exited stage left without closing in prayer or saying peace. Instead, his DJ and band rocked for about 10 more minutes and then it was over. After, I walked around the park, enjoyed the sunset and was welcomed back into realitee by encountering train delays on 86th St’s non-air conditioned subway platform while trying to get home.