October 13, 2003

October 13, 2003 02:58 AM

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. … You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, single power, a single salvation… and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else. – Hermann Hesse

………………………….. activities : Last night we went to the REM concert at the big arena because Bill Rieflin (who has played in Swans and The Living Jarboe) is playing drums with them now. They played for close to 3 hours. To me, the band only came to life after “The Show” and the encore set began. It was as if the obligation to perform had been fulfilled and they could actually enjoy themselves. Afterwards, we went to to the “aftershow party” to speak with Bill and enjoy his fine wit and beautiful humility. He is , of course, amazing. ………

Today the sessions began for The Living Jarboe in preparation for the festival in Greece on October 26.