Heaven and Heal


One may surmise from the video that heaven and hell are on Earth, and its really about how we choose to see our lives. We can choose to see hell and experience the accompanying torment. Or we can choose to see heaven and heal. This reminds of me of David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water” commencement speech. It also reminds me of Mr. Rogers’ mom advice about times of disaster.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”

ETH-NOH-TEC is a great example of transformational entertainment.

ETH-NOH-TEC is San Francisco-based kinetic story theater that is at once precision choreography, lyrical word-weaving, graceful, playful and poetic. By layering ancient Asian mythologies, folktales and Asian urban legends with Asian American sensibilities, Eth-Noh-Tec has created an exciting new blend of storytelling and physical theater.

Check them out the Eth-Noh-Tec Salon on Saturday, May 25th in San Francisco:

The Lingo & Light Lounge is a treat for your eyes and ears as May is blooming, and Spring has sprung… it’s time to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! This year, as part of a sponsored event of the United States of Asian America Festival (Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center)– The Eth-Noh-Tec Salon will feature artists of LINGO: poets, storytellers, theatrical vignettes and… artists of LIGHT: visual artist, a designer, a mixed media artist and several film makers.

Or on YouTube or their website.

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