A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
I thought that I would be the last person on the planet to ever listen to Rap music. However, I got hooked on
this guy Kuf Knotzbecause of his positive
message when I experienced his musicat the
Pittsburgh Winery (see blog Day 169).According
to my blog inspiration psychologist, Maslow, viewing the world in a positive light
is a characteristic of a person who is Self-
Actualized or who has reached their personal best. Rapper Kuf Knot’s new CD,
A Positive Lightis filled with inspiration and positive energy. This is what most of us need
as we navigate through life.
His music mixed jazz, soul, and blues with hip hop/rap. The rap dialogue
was poetic. Just like in poetry, the a message is scaled down to a few words
but is packed with meaning. The titles
of his songs illustrate the vibe of the
music: Elevation, Get Free, New Dayz , Balance, Guidance and Positive Light, (click here to listen to the tracks). I enjoyed the soulful soundsof the refrains sung between the
rapping. He had a singer with him for the refrains that reminded me
of Nora Jones. They were fantastic!
As I said in blog
Day 167, “You can’t move forward if you’re off balance.” The Song, "Balance"reminded me that it
Something we all need,
The space in-between effort and ease,
The way of life each day, we give and we take, -- balance.
I can now say that I own one (1) Rap/hip hop CD called, A Positive Light . Thank
you Kuf Knotz for bringing us music thatlifts us up. As the title song states “Your light
shines bright for the world to see (We can be anything we dream)... It’s a positive light.” (track Positive Light)
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual up-building
(Romans 14:19) ESV
And let us now consider how to
stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as
is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see
the day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25)