RIP DJ Reverend Soul

14 Dec

A moment of hushed sadness and reflection… Brooklyn DJ Solange Reverend Soul’s tragic death in a bike accident this Sunday reminds us of the ephemeral and bright lives we live. 

I share with you this poem, a beautiful commemoration, written by Lia Yaranon Hall:

posted Monday, December 14, 2009

Ether R.I.P. Solange

Sunday I spent in the observance of silence
Recognizing how space manifests in absence
I subtracted many words and movement
from a daily arrangement – a rest

What can take place in an expanse is boundless
What I can feel on a Brooklyn rooftop lacking moonlight 
is the shock of oxygen after life in a womb.

I can see how small we play 
how inferior we convince ourselves to be
When we mimic the morphing of clouds
How great and divine is our capacity

I ask the urban ceiling to blind me tonight 
to wash my eyes with the broad reflection of tempered street lights
muffling the hum of dramas and masquerades
An endless charade of conversation exacting how to do
and what to interact with whom we injure 
and where to coerce a choked reality

What can we murder under the sky? What can we sculpt without textures and angles and dimensions of sight?
How complex a body is built to move and be moved 
yet simple to witness majestic truth – time as space

I will let the lull of nothing kidnap me
I surrender to the extent of no extent
the parabolic points of infinity—a gong 
an echo and perpetual flight into the depth 
of absolute arrival to the tune of om
and I vibrate with perfect resonance when all is gone

Tonight at 10 PM @ Rose Live Music, in Williamsburg, a fundraiser for her family, and celebration w/ the funky grooves she spun.
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