RIPPLE REFLECTIONS #2 With Joy is the sequel to Ripple Reflections 1 With Joy.
RR #2 is similar in content and intent; nature gently interacts with human, filled with beauty, sweetness and serenity--a meditation. But RR #2 encompasses more mystery and is more expansive, not as subtle and simple in filming and editing as RR #1. For RR #2, I learned more from Apple trainers and on-line, and patiently used the new editing skills to joyously create with greater vision --an iMovie with lots of cropping and at 9 1/2 minutes, is 5 times longer than #1. I felt that I was back in the 'sixties' and in a candy store. From Lynda.com, I earned a Certificate in iMovie. :)

Dive into the vortex with me and experience the vibrating sound of the gong, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and chimes, and gurgling waters. Enter the water and connect to yourself and the flow of life. Enjoy rhythm, ripples, reflections, shadows, surprises, movement, mandalas, chirping and percussive Sounds of Joy. Finger paint with me in awe, magic and wonder of G*d's glorious world.

The song-filled Mockingbird is ever-present, non-stop singing a symphony, and gives me much daily pleasure. At day's end, the bird is covered in sunset's golden color as she sits perched atop my highest bush on a hillside slope. The sun offered opportunities to be also in delight with twinkling floating flowers.

Ripple reflections for me are a joyous meditation: connection, silence, harmony, vibration, breath, peace, prayer, playfulness, expansiveness, endlessness. I love being in the water exploring and discovering. (Did you experience the superimposed ripple?)

As a percussionist, it was fun for me to play my fingers in a different rhythm. Always fun and exciting for me whether playing on a drum head or fingertip touching the top of water and watching the shadows and shapes; Some clips feel kaleidoscopic to me. I admit that I mostly subdued the sounds of the rooster, dog, cat, planes, trains, trucks, sirens, and rush-hour traffic.

I'm grateful to my beloved 'life guard' Edith who invites me to swim each morning in her magnificent sparkly pool. Wanting to express my gratitude, I made Ripple Reflections for Edith.

I dedicate Ripple Reflections #2 With Joy to my parents, z"l, of blessed memory. Until the late 1960's before Mom died, I watched as she loved the dancing rainbow reflections seen from crystals hanging in her room. Mom and Dad made 'reel' movies, splicing them with tiny tape to edit. A favorite theme was recording how food color looked as it was dropped into bowls of WATER. From Mom, I inherited my first gong and Asian bells. As I finished RR #2, I remembered the pleasure my parents had creating artistic scenes with nature. Sadly, when my mother died young from cancer, my grieving father ripped apart every reel of family and creative movie film. It's been five decades since I witnessed their water movies. I am thankful to my parents for the uplifting artistic inspiration I received.

We never know what ripple effect is created by our own thoughts, words and actions. May we be blessed to create and share only good ripples in our universe.

BlesSings, Joy Krauthammer

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