By Anne Dirkse ( (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

How Am I Doing? Part 1

I realize that most of my recent posts have been about art or reblogs ( of my work or fellow bloggers). With the exception of the March Madness post, I have been rather quiet.

I have really been struggling. So much so, that while the blog ideas arrive fast and furious, my ability to digest and integrate the material has been compromised. So I have decided to write smallish posts for now.  My goal is to share my story in manageable, bite size nuggets until I am able to produce more lengthy material.

I do want to thank those who have prayed for me, sent me love, good vibes, light, etc. Please keep it coming. Some of it must have reached me because my physical health has shown some improvement. The symptoms are less harsh and less frequent. Thank you.

Music has always offered me solace. I cannot recall a time when it has not comforted me. As I continue to sort out the jewels from the rubbish, the soundtrack continues.

So I offer you another song. When I first heard this in the 1970s, I took the message literally. Today it takes on a symbolic tone.


After you listen, please take a pause and ask yourself:

Is this the Matrix or the Soul?

Or possibly an alternative way of being?