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Redefining "We The People" - enjoy! www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FC84ZEcM_c ... See MoreSee Less

talkinghandstalkingfeet.com/constitution-activity - for free Constitution Day Activity Kit. For more songs and dances visit songstoeducate.com/...

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We The People
Talking Hands Talking Feet Jukebox - We The People
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A respectful and joyful updating and redefining of who and what the Founding Father's meant by "We The People" inspired by the passion and protest of 3rd and 4th grade students. Comes with free Consti

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A respectful and joyful updating and redefining of who and what the Founding Father's meant by

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Susan PegramBeautiful... 💗1   ·  7 days ago

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www.songstoeducate.com/2014/09/133-our-gifts-are-not-our-own/
Our Gifts Are Not Our Own

So much of life, it seems, is about being able to let go with grace.

In the little village of San Vicente de Azpitia in the coastal desert of Peru, in the year 1981, a young American man walked the village one evening, just around dusk, guitar strapped over his shoulder, serenading the empty streets.

He had just come to a song with the help of a visiting student from Lima. It's bilingual verses lamented the inevitable separation of mother and child, reconciled only by the knowing that we are joined by a greater pilgrimage:
"Aunque la vida nos separa, peregrinamos en amor."
"Although life separates us, we pilgrimage in love."
These were the verses of an idealistic and romantic young sojourner in his early twenties, living, working and loving a tiny Peruvian village...to change the world.

Meandering the streets of Azpitia that night brought him to little mud house where he could see candles lit and many people inside. So he went up to the door and knocked.

A gentle and kind face greeted him and explained softly that the people sitting around the four walls of this room were accompanying a stillborn child through the night.

The young man noticed the white cloth bundle on the floor in the middle of the room.

Felix invited the young man in to join them for a while.

The mother and Father were sitting together across the room, holding each other, rocking back and forth, faces held in tender grief.

It was a remarkable feeling...very clear and open, clean as fresh rain...intimate, comforting, soft and warm as a mother's breast. The young man was a foreigner here, a stranger, and yet, this night he was affectionately welcomed as a village son.

"Toca la guitarra Pablo. Nos canta!" welcomed Felix.

So the young man began to play the song he had been courting all day.

The song now found its purpose. It seemed to have been written for just this moment. The verses alternated between English and Spanish in a kind of longing for union that seems possible only in the before and the after.

So strange was this. The young man could not but wonder how it came to be that the newborn song was written that day, it seemed, for the sole purpose of this sad event.

He played and sang gently. And that was it, nothing more, nothing less. The song came and went...just like that! These remarkable human beings nodded their kind agreement...a mother comforted...and all continued quietly sitting through the wee hours of the night until the first light of dawn...simply, tenderly accompanying this child to its destination.

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Born On A Mountain
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An ode to a mystical sense of place.

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An ode to a mystical sense of place.

Songs To Educate by Talking Hands Talking FeetThe title verse was written hiking down from the top of Mt. Baldy, Grand Lake (Spirit Lake) Colorado in 1982. The second two verses were written overlooking the Puget Sound on Bainbridge Island Wa. in 2001.2 weeks ago

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Constitution Day is September 17th - Here is a great, free activity for your classrooms. To read more about it bit.ly/constitutionactivitystory and to see the video and download the workshop bit.ly/wethepeopleworkshop ... See MoreSee Less

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Roni RohrI have beautiful memories of this being recorded and my daughter and friends performing. It's a wonderful tool to teach with. Last year I played it on our smartboard while students wrote and illustrated the first three words of our constitution.1   ·  2 weeks ago

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Bright Beginnings! bit.ly/cadence1 ... See MoreSee Less

Where passionate young people collaborate to change the world through the arts. Cadence Company invites young artists in any of these areas no matter how muc...

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Sensing rhythm sequence circle and blindfold sensing walk through a human forest...serious fun! Cadence Company (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Blue Ship
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"Her name inside our hearts..." The way we genuinely show children to think and feel about the Earth will foster their belief and care for all life. Featuring Terese Giammarco and Danny Oks

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Storytelling Tree. Kaleidoscope Rhythm Camp 8/2014 (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Throw Sticks and Thai Sticks. Kaleidoscope Rhythm Camp (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Kate Ronanlooks fun!1 month ago

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Older Better
Talking Hands Talking Feet Jukebox - Older Better
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A wisdom song to companion the young about aging and departure; about having value and endearment for our elders; and a helpful "coming of age" rite of passage, ceremony and celebration song.

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A wisdom song to companion the young about aging and departure; about having value and endearment for our elders; and a helpful

This morning's Cadence Co. session...These young men give such hope...and humour. (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Cadence Company at Warehouse 21 (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Walk With Me
Talking Hands Talking Feet Jukebox - Walk With Me
Walking together in rhythm and rhyme, facing and moving the same direction, allows us to talk about important things brightly, being with each other lightly....Ahhh! Food for the soul. soundcloud.com/talkinghandstalkingfeet/walk-with-me
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Walking together in rhythm and rhyme, facing and moving the same direction, allows us to talk about important things brightly, being with each other lightly....Ahhh! Food for the soul.

2 months ago

Walking together in rhythm and rhyme, facing and moving the same direction, allows us to talk about important things brightly, being with each other lightly....Ahhh! Food for the soul.

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Anne TrottI've always really loved this song! So glad you posted.2 months ago

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