by Neville DeAngelou
These images, videos and songs are but a broad brush strokes across the emotional canvas constituted of a woman’s hope, a man’s promise, and a child’s courage; a siren into the soul of humanity.
ILICET – A Time To Begin Again: a true story of courage … Pulled from the wreckage of a silent revelry … that sweet sadness that brings us to our knees … may you find some comfort here.
We are our stories. No less. We are the stories we believe. We are the stories we tell ourselves. We are the stories we breathe. No less.
No matter our origins. No matter our language. No matter our culture. No matter our geography. We are our stories unfolding as The Pendulum swings.
OUR DEEPEST FEAR IS NOT THAT WE ARE INADEQUATE, OUR DEPEST FEAR IS THAT WE ARE POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE
OUR CHALLENGE: To Escape The Golden Paradox. To Embrace Vulnerability. To Expand Curiosity. To Step Into The Mirror And See How We Do What We Do So Beautifully.
From her speech to the 4H Club:
“Know what you own. Understand what you claim. Believe you can achieve what you conceive then call it by its name. Mine! The extent to which you have this clarity of mind, this purity of understanding, this strength of belief, you have the fire, the fuel, the impetus, the passion, the determination, the will power you require to pursue and retrieve your truest desire. But do not claim what does not belong to you. It will not keep you.”
Success and failure are inextricably bound to a ubiquitous reality: the pull and tug of four inescapable forces. These four forces orient each of us uniquely towards a destiny. (Beware of the word, destiny!) It may require thinking differently.
EXCAVATING THE PIVOTAL FOUR: The Boys Journey. Doc’s Journey. Journey Of The Seven.
Listen to Songs in ILICET – A TIME TO BEGIN AGAIN:
The following are songs Mary Norma often sang to her son, songs enveloping a community, songs selected to provide a unique perspective from a mother’s vantage point. Listen, as if, from the voices of a mother, a father and a community to our children. It is distinctly a Mary Norma perspective.
Smile INVICTUS Never Never Never A Change Is Gonna Come PERHAPS, PERHAPS, PERHAPS Que Sera Sera My Favorite Things This Little Light Of Mine Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Go Tell It On The Mountain – Mahalia Jackson And I’m Telling You Oh Holy Night Small Days You Still On My Mind Lata Mangeshkar Rajendra Kumar Jab Dard Nahi Tha Seene Meinme Medley Of Folk Songs With Journey Images Strangers In The Night Yolanda Adams Aretha Franklin: Respect Congo Man – Mighty Sparrow A Magic Suit Of Clothes What A Wonderful World If I Were A Carpenter Hit The Road Jack No Charge Bridge Over Troubled Waters The Sound Of Silence How Great I Am How Great Thou Art If Only You Knew SUPERWOMAN Never Say Never Thank You For The Music
COLLECTING DOTS ALONG THE JOURNEY:
“Words are the seeds of deeds. Plant a word – conceive a thought. Feed a thought, a deed is birthed. Words are the seeds of deeds.” _ Mary Norma (ILICET – A Time To Begin Again)
“Whoever says, sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you, is a liar, a crook, or a fool. Beware of the liar. Beware of the crook. Be weary of the fool. Words are the seeds of deeds.”_ Mary Norma (ILICET – A Time To Begin Again)
Coins In A Fountain (Funny Song) – Moments after Pats found Peter hiding under the St. Sidwell School Bench – unsure of the location of the people-eating monster – this is the song he heard, and couldn’t understand why the family found it so amusing.
Our teacher was a classic: revered, old-fashioned, and possessed of a quick mind, a swift hand and a huge behind. Hers was a zero tolerance policy: everything other than perfection will be punished without question or hesitation. Her thirteen-inch ruler never missed a slow knuckle, nor did her switch a lazy behind, and she alone, not the dictionary, defined what was slow and lazy of mind. Our teacher had no qualm: get it right or spend all night.
The following are videos and images of journeys into the Lost World – climbs up Mount Roraima and the search for gold:
- Mind Blowing Mount Roraima
- The Raw Beauty Of Mount Roraima
- A Japanese View Point
- The Lost World Project
- An Expedition
- The Lost World – Sir Author Conan Doyle – One Of The Great Stories Of My Childhood
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