Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mirror, Mirror

I'm up early. I send Sunny off to school and find myself alone with a double espresso WiFi surfing at the café. I'm looking for an article I read a long time ago. I'm wondering if I can find it somewhere on the internet.

Tammy's new song reminds me of something I read by Deepak Chopra. I type in: "The Mirror of Relationships" and get the page I want right away on a website called Knol - it's Google's answer to Wikipedia with articles licensed under Creative Commons so it allows me to copy, distribute and transmit the work.

Deepak Chopra believes we can use "the mirror of relationships to transform our consciousness." He says "Each of us inhabits a private world although our private world is enmeshed with each other to create a consensual reality."

"As applied to relationships, the mirror of relationship becomes an important tool for personal transformation and ultimately social change as well. There is one simple principle to follow: those that we love and are emotionally attracted to, and those that we are distressed or repelled by emotionally, are both mirrors of our own self. We are attracted to those people in whom we find traits that we have and we want more of and we are repelled by those in whom we find traits that we deny in ourselves."

Chopra has some exercises to help integrate this principle. Read the full article here: The Mirror of Relationships.

Reflector is a totally new song without a previous incarnation as anything else. The seed for the song came out of a spontaneous jam Tammy did when she discovered that she actually had two loopers working simultaneously. Tammy built up song and put it together for this video only world premiere just like previous videos Is it Alright? and Stars!

I don't know if Tammy was inspired by the Chopra idea but I think it's worthwhile to share these thoughts. I'm glad the internet makes it easier to share these little "units of knowledge." Anything that could possibly promote positive social change is worth spreading.



Reflector
by Tammy Lin Foreman

oh wah la la la la la lo la
talka talka talka talka talka all day
talka talka talka talka the things you say
talka reflect me
and your words are a looking glass
to my present, future, and my past
and it's all becoming clear
your heart and your soul
they make me feel whole
the more that you are near
you're my mirror
you're my mirror

reflector
reflector
reflector
you're my mirror

so talka
talka to me
i love to see
what is real
what is true
what is coming through
the mirror that is you

oh wah la la la la la lo la

reflector
reflector
reflector
you're my mirror

3 Comments:

Blogger Michael F said...

Beautiful.
The image compliments the song so well.

May 19, 2009 at 2:10 PM  
Anonymous robin said...

Haunting and hypnotic. Beautiful.

May 20, 2009 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Lester Alfonso said...

Thanks for the comments! I forgot to mention in the blog that we rehearsed this and found that we only had about a half-hour window in which the sun hit the disco ball in a perfect way so we had to shoot the video within that time-frame... I just put up an old "emergency blanket" and stuck something to the camera that Georgia found at the thrift shop for free! One of those: just came together by itself and was a bonus that it "reflected" the song too. :-)

May 20, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

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