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Meditation on the skeleton

from These fleeting moments by Black Tape For A Blue Girl

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    Limited edition of 500. Double-LP 150 gram green-swirled color vinyl. With: 12-page booklet (7″ x 5″ landscape-shaped), thick jacket stock, matte varnish. $24.98 list price.

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lyrics

walking through a grove i approached a man sitting in the grass
he smiled at me as he stood to speak
he said, “i’ll use my finger to point at myself.”
and then instead of pointing at his body he pointed at me
and then he pointed at the river and he pointed at the trees
and he said, “the universe is in you. and you’re in the universe.
the universe is in you. and you’re in the universe.”

he said, “imagine all that is left of your body is a white skeleton lying on the face of the earth.
see the bones of your skull, your ribs, your hips, your legs, your arms, your fingers.
retain a half smile, that skeleton is not you.
your body is not you.
the body, the body, the body.”
and he said, “the universe is in you. and you’re in the universe.
you’re present in every moment. and every moment is in you.”

he said, “smile and breathe as you concentrate on the point of your life’s beginning,
know that it is also the point of beginning of your death.
see that both your life and death exist together.
their existence depends on each other.
the two are not enemies, but aspects of the same reality.”
and he said, “the universe is in you. and you’re in the universe.
if you don’t embrace your death, you’ll hardly know how to live.”

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from These fleeting moments, released August 12, 2016

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Black Tape For A Blue Girl Portland, Oregon

Black Tape For A Blue Girl creates darkwave, ethereal, neoclassical, ambient, goth albums. This page also includes my ambient/electronic music, as well as side-projects. Thanks for listening. Sam

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