The first videos are of the poet Anis Mojgani. He has won several poetry slams and has a very powerful style of delivery. I get a little choked up when I listen to these, how about you?
Once again this video has strong language right from the start,
so if rough language offends please don't watch it.
1. Direct Orders
2. Here I Am
3. Shake The Dust
2006 Seattle Grand Slam.
This next video also features Anis Mojgani and is a TEDxTalks presentation. I truly enjoy Anis's energy and magic in this talk. Another thing I enjoy is how he speaks, the word choice and imagery, as if he is almost always speaking in prose and as a poet.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
This final video is of my former neighbor, who I lived next to for over ten years. Anna is about fifteen at the time of this video, and has been playing violin since she was three. You can see her father in the background. Besides my neighbor and friend he was also an instructor of mine at my Community College. It was a joy to live next to the Burgess's and I'm sure I will never live next door to a more music filled home again.
Anna Okada Burgess
All of these video's demonstrate the power of life, all are extraordinary and invigorating.
Remember the magic of a life viewed through a child's eyes--don't be afraid to live with that view again!
Have an Extraordinary New Year!!!
Article by C. Cory Spencer