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The Grateful Dead 'Ripple' - Lyrics

If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps they're better left unsung
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of men

There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and the dark of night
And if you go no one may follow
That path is for your steps alone

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall you fall alone
If you should stand then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home

Songwriters: Jerome J. Garcia / Robert C. Hunter
Ripple lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Life orphans us from biology (family), relationships (friends & partners) and from our own emotions (deep feelings). Left without any of these, what are we? Are the blank-eyed zombies in the streets the ones who have allowed the world to take these three things from them? If we are vocal and open about our drift toward or into alienation, does that in itself prevent the dark goo of alienation from seeping into others' lives as well? - K

Book is: Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home by Toko-pa Turner

EXAMPLE of the older type of video to which I made reference in previous video.

The work of Michael Newton expanded my knowledge of the concept of 'soul groups'.

This actually happened, almost word for word, except the round items were 'LED light pucks' which lighted in a bright white light when touched.

ORIGINALLY POSTED IN JUNE of 2017. This is a re-edit of that original - as a response/addendum to the Kurszegagt "Loneliness" video.

Humans are WIRED to CONNECT:
"Different cultures have different beliefs about how important social connection and interdependence are to our lives. In the West, we like to think of ourselves as relatively immune to sway of those around us while we each pursue our personal destiny. But I think this is a story we like to tell ourselves rather than what really happens."

Study: Loneliness, Social Isolation Greater Health Problem In US Than Obesity


If you have a thought without words, is that a thought or a feeling? Can a thought without words exist? I think so, because I had one. Here I expound on what conclusions I have come to - so far - regarding my wordless thought. (Start talking about the 'thought around 4:30)


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