For some reason, the Tiger Lilly always seemed to be a flower that I just did not pay very much attention to. All of that changed when, after many years with the group "10,000 Maniacs," Singer/Songwriter Natalie Merchant released her first solo album by the same name:"Tiger Lilly." That led me take more notice of the flower :-) - For me, there has always been a connection between nature and music. Both of these elements serve to nourish the soul, feed the heart, and help the mind to open up to new and different things.
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire