&& http://youtu.be/ZMclqWLPsM8

more on listening.

“Many people are looking for an ear that will listen. They do not find it among Christians, because these Christians are talking where they should be listening. But he who can no longer listen to his brother will soon be no longer listening to God either; he will be doing nothing but prattle in the presence of God too. This is the beginning of the death of the spiritual life … One who cannot listen long and patiently will presently be talking beside the point and be never really speaking to others, albeit he be not conscious of it. Anyone who thinks that his time is too valuable to spend keeping quiet will eventually have no time for God and his brother, but only for himself and for his own follies.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Excerpt from Krista Tippett’s Listening Past the Shrillness of Our Own Voices - and Others" because obviously I love this: "The Everyday Art of Listening" from On Being. 

the space project.

Say wha? “As of last September — some 36 years after their launch on Sept. 5, 1977 — NASA’s Voyager 1 & 2 space probes were some 12 billion miles from home, easily the farthest man-made objects from Earth. Voyager’s primary mission ended back in 1980, when both satellites provided the closest, most detailed pictures taken of the gaseous planets of Jupiter and Saturn and their moons before continuing outward into space. /// But in addition to their planet-photographing abilities, both Voyagers also contain instruments able to record the electromagnetic radiation fluctuations of those heavenly bodies — which means they can pick up what truly is the harmony of the spheres. And since each body — be it an asteroid, Saturn or any of Jupiter’s numerous moons — has a unique mass and elemental make-up, each emits a different “sound.” Spread across seven seven-inch singles to be released on Record Store Day (along with a CD, digital and regular vinyl release), Lefse Records’ The Space Project compilation features 14 modern bands and electronic-music producers who imbibe and ground such cosmic noise into an earthly delight.”

(above) Ng Chiu Cheng, an 83-year-old widow, immigrated from Hong Kong to New York in 1959 and worked in a garment factory as a seamstress. Ng has lived in isolation for five years and is unable to leave her apartment on her own, struggling with grief and depression. From the series “Shut In,” 2009 /// (below) Photographs on the walls of the home of Fung Shok Yin, a homebound resident of a tenement building on Pell Street. From the series “Shut In,” 2009

[WSJ]: Photographer Annie Ling’s work “A Floating Population” is on view through Sunday as part of an exhibition exploring “the connection between people and lived spaces within this neighborhood” at The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York. MOCA says its mission is to celebrate the living history of the Chinese experience in America and encourages contemporary artists to tell those stories. /// Curator Herb Tam said the project  “Chinatown: Beyond the Streets,” which includes two exhibitions, serves as an attempt to “look beyond the streets into the interior life of Chinatown, its domestic spaces and collective memory.” Ms. Ling’s photographs, spanning four years of work, allow viewers to access the “internal, private worlds” of the residents of Chinatown in a display of more than 80 images composed of four sections: “81 Bowery,” “Shut-Ins,” “Tenements,” and “A Floating Population.

Sombat: “Hello, IMO1” [APNAN].

Sombat: “Hello, IMO1” [APNAN].

mcKean rehab center – for people and the land
(aka where all my favorite cm people come from).