Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat?!

It was a special treat today on Halloween. First of all, we can't have a better treat than celebrating with the SF GIANTS! And, while watching the parade, I got to see Dr. Oz' How to Sleep Better, in between commercials on another channel. How timely is that?! I've been having sleepless nights lately, I mean, literally, sleepless nights, so you can just imagine what a treat that was to catch a show that's just appropriate! Aah, to think that I had to force myself out of bed just to watch the SF Giants Victory parade right from the start. So to be able to watch Dr. Oz talk about "Better Sleep Solutions", it can't get any better than that. Another special treat on Halloween!

Then, I got a congratulatory email from the president of my alma mater, College of the Holy Spirit in MNL, Philippines, that I am one of the top 100 Alumnae for our school's Centennial Celebration next year 2013. How special is that!... ssh... 
Seriously, I'm honored and humbled. I don't think it has sunk in yet so I haven't told anybody. Let me sleep over it tonight... Sleep??

Trick or Treat??... Treat after treat after treat, I tell ya!

A Giant Celebration!

by Ezra Shaw/Gettty Images

Indeed! On Halloween, at that! What could be more Halloween than the SF GIANTS' orange-black color!

Yeah, let's watch this LIVE!

Sunday, October 28, 2012



What'd I tell you?! Didn't I say, "One game, one inning, one play, one pitch, one bat, one breath, one day at a time.."- That's all they needed to win!

You know why the Giants won? They were not just on the same page. They didn't just play as a team. THEY. WERE. ONE... AT ALL LEVELS... ONE!

Need I  say more?  No more... I'm exhausted! Aren't you?... But wasn't that fun?! Wasn't that exciting?! Wasn't that a thriller?! A SWEEP!! And the 4th game extending to an overtime, 10th inning?! When a game goes overtime, it's a whole new game, baby. It's anybody's game... And the Giants did it! We did it! And Sergio Romo, what a closer you are, man!

I'm really exhausted, but I'm so hyped-up! Everybody's screaming outside, cars are honking! I'm watching the news and it's all about the GIANTS, the SF GIANTS!! God, they're GIANTS!!

That's it, I'm going to bed, goodnight... past midnite... I'm beat... You're going out?... To the Civic Center??

... zzzzzzzzzz

Aah, the Moon Again...

There's the moon, looking through my window again. Have you ever had that experience when the moon is like, smiling at you? Such a wonderful feeling! The moon is cool in temperature, but whenever I see it passing through my window, it's warmth that I feel. Aah...

Hello, Moon... Thanks for the visit... Goodnight. Love you.

Talk About... Life

Talk about Cloud Atlas, the past, present, future, how everything is connected, let me ask you this -
Do you believe in past lives?...

Do I?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

22 - The Cloud Atlas Sextet For Orchestra by WaterTowerMusic

The music score to Cloud Atlas is magnificent. Let's listen to it in my studio.

Everything Is Connected

I just saw the new movie, CLOUD ATLAS, a haunting, brilliant presentation of human life, the soul, the past, present and future lives all connected together.

The official synopsis for Cloud Atlas describes the film as: An epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present, and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution. 

Interestingly, even as the film depicts how in life, everything is connected, even before birth to hereafter, it's even more fascinating how this movie connected to my new blog and all the signs I had upon moving on
There was a dialogue between 2 characters in the movie which ran like this, "You are just a drop in the ocean." 
And the other remarked, "The ocean is just a multitude of drops."

But as Rumi ultimately puts it, "You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop." 

Yes, everything is connected, no matter what, big or small, near or far, tangent or not, mortal, immortal, timeless, dated, finite, infinite. As Deepak Chopra says, "So as the microcosm, so as the macrocosm." Ironically, everything is also relative. But there is always one truth, the absolute, that dissipates all relativity and transcends everything.

Everything is connected, and the ultimate truth, the Absolute, is that which connects everything.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SF Giants Did the Impossible Again!

One game, one inning, one play, one pitch, one bat, one breath, one day at a time, Giants! That's all you need to win it! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Moving On...

I still wasn't quite sure if I really was ready for a new blog. And with a title as such! I initially saw the word, Dove, on the internet, and it inspired me instantly. A dove is a symbol of peace, we all know that, and in the Christian religion, the symbol of the Holy Spirit. I went to a private all-girl Catholic school in grade and high school, College of the Holy Spirit, in Manila. And since I'm preoccupied with a music project right now for our school's Centennial Celebration in 2013, somehow, I put 2 and 2 together. Must be some subconscious connection there. ThenI saw an excerpt - 
"Birds? Angels? These words registered later, when I was writing down my recollections. But neither of these words do justice to the beings themselves, which were quite simply different from anything I have known on this planet. They were more advanced. Higher forms." -

All these circumstances in a day! All the signs! All the subtle connections! I played around with the title and the moment the words fell into place, I knew, I was ready to move on.

Here it is, continuing on, at the same time, intertwining with my beloved first blog, Music and Musings, and my second blog which is strictly music, Socorro de CastroYou'll find yourselves in between pages of these blogs, visiting back and forth, through past, present, future, all rolled into the moment as you read them. It's not like one closes and another one begins. They go together. They're all connected.

Everything is... Connected!

A New Chapter

After my last post on Music and Musings, somehow, I felt I've reached the peak, or shall I say, one summit of my journey.
And as my postscript says, "... I don't think I want to post anything else after these magical words by Rumi...", a new one begins.

So here I am on the next leg of my journey. Join me, my friends. Together, we'll explore more.

Nice to start with a talk on Love by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, isn't it?

Jai Guru Dev.

Maharishi Talks on Love

“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer,
no disease that enough love will not heal,
no door that enough love will not open,
no gulf that enough love will not bridge,
no wall that enough love will not throw down,
no sin that enough love will not redeem.
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how great the mistake, sufficient realization of love will resolve it all.
If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.” ~ MMY