This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as "JAM") was created at the Smithsonian museum in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April. JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz - to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more.
This weeks Theme: from the heart of the ORACLE:
Take not the first path, oft times it will lead you astray; take not the suggested path, it may lead to someone else's eventuality; take not the easy path, there is no challenge; take not the hardest path, you may not need to work that hard. Take instead the path which is meant for you. Your walk, one step, leap, run, is what was meant for you. Your path, paved by the spirit and guidance of your G-D, your spirit adjusters, your life experiences, your loving family and friends, is yours and yours alone. You may take others with you, but know that it is yours alone to detemine the direction, given the guidance from all above. Walk your path with love. You are the one to make the choice that will lead you on.....
"all-ways remember to love yourself"