April 6, 2011

Shake the dust – this one is for you.

A poem that will shake you…

“Do not let one moment go by that doesn’t remind you that your heart beats 900 times a day, and there are enough gallons of blood to make everyone of you oceans” ~ Anis Mojgani

In the back of a large room at Powel’s Bookstore I was half-heartedly listening to a poet I had never heard of.  I was checking my email off my phone and wondering what I would scrounge up for dinner.

And slowly, like he was lifting my chin up with one finger from my stressed and distracted world, he brought me back.

It’s so easy to get wrapped up and stressed about the day to day, and there are times when I have to stop and remember to breath deeply and… shake the dust.

Thank you Anis.

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HemorrhoidTreatment Nov 22, 2014 3:04pm

all I can say is wow! "shake the dust", never heard this before, thanks for turning me on to it. Need to start living my life this way!

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Cecilia Mackie Feb 24, 2014 11:12pm

He actually collaborated with Shane Koyczan and a few other poets on this, it is featured on one of Shane’s early albums. Look it up on YouTube, the original version is incredible!!

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Living in her restored 1970 Airstream, Allie recently relocated to Portland, Oregon where she works as a freelance videographer and filmmaker for the outdoor industry. She graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a B.A. in Business Marketing with a concentration in videography. A former raft guide and snowboard instructor, Allie found a passion in inspiring others to make the outdoors a part of their lives. Finding inspiration from the power of storytelling, she strives to promote simple living and environmental education. Only finding true peace while in between the lines, she finds “home” while on the road. An avid commuter in love with her bike, Allie is always in search for the next adventure, a good high five, and a hoppy IPA.