Institute for Philosophy & the Arts'
Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life

Carol Soucek King
[Photography by Nathaniel Taylor]

THE SALON ON THE SPIRITUALLY CREATIVE LIFE

Welcome Everyone!
Our 26th Year Continues... on Zoom!

Please join Carol Soucek King virtually on
Sunday, August 14, 2022 Via Zoom

To discuss life's essential treasure
illuminated throughout her book
Under the Bridges at Arroyo del Rey

KINDNESS

Kind Re-encounters and
Discoveries in Argentina

Presented by
Rick and Ruth Meghiddo,
Meghiddo Architects, AIA Ruth and

Rick share their film which expresses, through music and
all the arts of Argentina’s people, a cornucopia of love
and gratitude – and also discernment as immigrant families always must remember and uphold what it takes to
maintain a life of freedom.

 

Scroll Down for:
Morning's Agenda
Speakers' Bio
Zoom Info
Lyrics for Today's Songs
2022 Salon Dates/Themes

 

9:30 am Pacific Standard Time
Zoom Room Arrivals and
Himalayan Singing Bowls by Healing Arts Practitioner
Janet Martorello

 

10 am until noon – Program
 

Meditation
with

Nan Rae

Artist/Teacher/Author

 

Opening Song
"You Needed Me"
Dean LeGrand Carlston, DDS

Composer/Singer/Instrumentalist

 

Salute to Birthdays
with
Graham Lance Richardson
Licensed Plumber & Gas Fitter,
Certified Welder to 100% X-ray and Realtor

 

Main Presentation:

Ruth and Rick Meghiddo, AIA

“Kind Re-Encounters and
Discoveries in Argentina"

Ruth and Rick Meghiddo’s documentary “To Argentina: Another Look” brings a personal view of some extraordinary people and discoveries observed during a visit to Buenos Aires and Cordoba in late 2021. It shares with the viewer a unique 96th birthday celebration; it tours you throughout Teatro Colón, considered to have the world’s best acoustics; it introduces you to extraordinary women; it makes you aware of some historic architecture in Cordoba, and it gives you a feeling of Argentina’s countryside horizons. And woven throughout is the undercurrent of immigrant families’ journey of discernment.

 

Music Interlude
by
Douglas Decker
Recording Engineer/Musician
"Lean on Me"

 

Followed by Discussion

Leading us off as we share our thoughts on
KINDNESS:

Commentary by LYNN VELLING, Communication Coach & Trainer and Facilitator of virtual Speaking Circles and Relational Presence.

Kathleen Travis, Art and Architecture Historian

Tavo Olmos - architectural photographer / mandolinist, with Clara Levy - DMA / pianist, and Nick Neutra - sound engineer / guitarist

All are invited to participate - just "raise your hand"
so that Curtis McElhinney will call on you.

 

Finale
"May Your Kindness Remain"
Susie Katharine Shaw
Actress/Vocalist

 

To conclude Susie will lead us in Richard King's favorite
Native American Prayer

 


About Our Speakers
 

To Argentina: Another Look Ruth and Rick Meghiddo

Ruth and Rick are the principals of Meghiddo Architects, AIA. They see themselves as “hybrid thinkers.” Besides architecture, they are active in permaculture design, filmmaking, site-specific art, and writing. Ruth was raised in Bucharest, Romania, and Rick in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They lived many years in Rome, in Tel Aviv, in Los Angeles, and in Long Beach for the last twenty years.

Emails:
Ruth: rm2arch@gmail.com
Rick: rickmegh@gmail.com

Websites:
https://meghiddoarchitects.com
https://archidocu.com
https://farmurbana.com

Ruth Meghiddo Rick Meghiddo

 


For the time being, the Salon will continue to meet on Zoom. When appropriate, we will meet in person once again at Arroyo del Rey.


For access to the Salon on Zoom:

This meeting is being hosted by Zoom.
There is no charge to use this service.

Before the Salon on Sunday:
You will need to either go to the Zoom website, www.zoom.us, and register for a free account to access this meeting through your web browser or download and install the Zoom application on your device.

If you download the application to your device, you do NOT need to register for a free account. To download the Zoom application, click on this link... https://zoom.us/download

For any questions or assistance,
email Curtis McElhinney at Curtis@curtisvision.com


LYRICS

 

"You Needed Me"
By Randy Goodrum

I cried a tear, you wiped it dry,
I was confused, you cleared my mind
I sold my soul, you bought it back for me,
you picked me up and gave me dignity
Somehow you needed me

You gave me strength to stand alone again,
to face the world out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal,
so high that I can almost see eternity,
you needed me you needed me

And I can’t believe it’s you, I can’t believe it’s true,
I needed you and you were there
And I’ll never leave why would I leave,
I’d be a fool, cause I finally found someone who really cares

You held my hand when I was cold,
when I was lost you took me home
You gave me hope when I was at the end and
turned my lies back into truth again
you even called me friend

You gave me strength to stand alone again,
to face the world out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal,
so high that I can almost see eternity,
you needed me you needed me.

 

"Lean on Me"
by Bill Withers

Sometimes in our lives
We all have pain We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow

Lean on me When you're not strong
And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on...
For it won't be long
Till I'm gonna need somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill
Those of your needs that you won't let show

You just call on me brother when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you'll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

Lean on me When you're not strong
And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on...
For it won't be long
Till I'm gonna need somebody to lean on

You just call on me brother when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you'll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

If there is a load you have to bear.. That you can't carry
I'm right up the road.. I'll share your load
If you just call me.. Call me

If you need a friend..  (Call me)
When you're not strong  (Call me).
I'll help you carry on for It won't be long  (Call me)
Till I'm gonna need  (Call me)
Someone to lean on.

 

"May Your Kindness Remain"
By Courtney Marie Andrews

The richest of people
Aren’t rich with Elvis, cars or fame.
No, they’re not rich with something
That can be bought or arranged.
No, it’s kindness that makes them beautiful
And a kind heart don’t cost a dime.
It’s a gift that keeps giving
For the rest of your life.

And if your money runs out
And your good looks fade
May your kindness remain
May your kindness remain
Oh, may your kindness remain.

 


All 2022 Salon dates and themes

STABILITY
Sunday, January 9, 2022

GROWTH
Sunday, February 13, 2022

POSSIBILITY
Sunday, March 13, 2022

FAITH
Sunday, April 10, 2022

GRATITUDE
Sunday, May 8, 2022

HUMOR
Sunday, June 12, 2022

UNDERSTANDING
Sunday, July 10, 2022

KINDNESS
Sunday, August 14, 2022

HARMONY
Sunday, September 11, 2022

LOVE
Sunday, October 9, 2022

HEALING
Sunday, November 13, 2022

SPIRITUALITY
Sunday, December 11, 2022

Please let us know which salons you can attend by calling (626) 449-1238.


With all loving thoughts and hoping to see you soon!

Carol Soucek King, M.F.A., Ph. D.
Email: KingCarol@aol.com  
 


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