We are so excited to join the stage with an array of talent at this year’s Portland Soundcheck, put on by Raymond DeSilva. Join us as we tour Portland’s rich culture and music scene in an evening that will be featuring other acts as well: Samsel and the Skirt, Joseph, Beautiful Eulogy, Sanjaya Malakar, Haley Johnsen, JPoetic, Brant Colella and introducing Pending Black. This is going to be a night to remember. Get your TICKETS HERE. $15 in advance, $16 at the door.
When: Sunday September 29th
Where: The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel (Downtown Portland)
What: 1 Day + 5 Bands + 88 Partners
Tickets: $8 at the door
FUN FACT: There will also be a raffle for 2 XBOX Ones!!
The 88 is a music festival to benefit the Worldwide Heart to Heart Children’s Village in Tegucigalpita, Honduras. Through the support of local musicians, volunteers and city-wide partners our goal is to raise awareness and donations for the children who are the core of the Heart to Heart family at the Children’s Village.
Come out, enjoy some amazing local acts and put your hard earned money toward a a powerful cause.
”He chose me, and I chose him. Every day. “These words poured from the mouth of a lovely stranger the other day. She was a woman who mirrored a reflection of love that revealed my error of second guessing the potency and life span of loves potential. Glowingly she announced she was celebrating 47 years of marriage that day. With a smile on her face she leaned in and said “And I’ve loved every single year. Not one year of regret. I have the best friend in the world.” They’re moving away today. He is in his last few months of battling terminal cancer. I saw them walking the other day…holding hands. Selfishly, I found myself wishing I could give them more years of hand holding, simply to see their kind of love outlive the plagued versions I’ve seen over the years. But I don’t think this couple made it their mantra to prove anything right or wrong. I think they just chose to believe that love really is as potent and powerful as they proved it to be. They chose to believe in the life they were blessed to share with each other. They courageously chose each other. Every day.
I may still be a cynic, but I’m a little more inclined to believe that I can fall in love with the life I’ve chosen, unconditionally. Regardless of what it does for or to me. Here’s to living boldly, and choosing to love the life we lead. Every day.
There’s a difference between loving what something does for you and loving unconditionally. I’ve known both, yet can make no claims to have mastered unconditional love in a world full of conditions. I’ve noticed that state to require flexibility that is free from self advantage yet completely self aware. Giving and limitless yet far from foolish or self defeating. You can’t beg for enough strength to love in such a way. You are asked to simply trust that you’re falling into something more than a world full of conditions could ever offer.
I believe in love. Not as a magic potion, but as a force that is both undeniable, and perfectly fragile. It’s fragile state is not to be confused with weakness. No. We can rob it, we can plagiarize it, attempt to elude it, and even attempt to solicit it. It is defenseless from these daily offenses. It’s in spite of all that humanity throws at it, that love still remains unshaken. Love’s timing is a mystery, always revealing itself with breathtaking grace. Love knows when it’s welcomed, and when it arrives, it’s presence is vividly undeniable. Love, however, will never out-stay it’s welcome. May we find the wisdom to learn what it means to welcome love on a daily basis.
There’s not quite as deep of a pain as self-inflicted pain . Absorbing the blows, and masking the damage. Self love is a love no one can afford to lose. It’s a gift no one else can discover for you. It’s a gift no one else can give you. It heals and revitalizes even the most damaged heart and mind. The process and investment has the lowest risk of regret while simultaneously demanding you to risk everything you’ve let in. You must know you’re worth it.
Love you all,