Community Podcast: Solace for the Grieving

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KevinS
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Post by KevinS » June 19th, 2019, 10:12 am

I would like to create something which doesn't seem possible in the regular collections of LibriVox.

I know of many who are experiencing the sadness of a loss, either of a loved one or a home, work, good health... We all pass through these things differently, but we can nearly always benefit from hearing from others as to how they have managed and who have found strength in music, writing, reading, volunteering, and much, much more.

I suspect if may be difficult for us to share these stories as they are so personal, so I thought that I, that is, we might begin by finding poems, prayers, and passages from works that have offered some hope to us. It will be nice to be able to present them without the distraction of intro and outro, though every author's work should be recognized with a simple 'written by [author's name.] The podcast itself will offer the customary disclaimers.

I'm all very new to this, so I will end here for the moment.

Those with experience, and those who hold an interest for this project, I encourage to chime in.

I might add that I think of this topic as serious, but it need not be maudlin.

And all contributors will be thanked as they wish to be recognized, even if their submission is not included in a final podcast.

What do you all think?
In a gadda da vida, honey

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Post by KevinS » June 19th, 2019, 10:36 am

It strikes me that folks may want to see a short listing of just a small portion of readings that might be appropriate, ranging from the familiar to the more hidden and unexpected.

For instance:

Christina Rossetti's "Song"
Shakespeare in King John, Act 3, Scene 4 "Grief fills the room..."
Something as simple as this passage from the Bhagavad-Gita: "Never the spirit was born; the spirit shall cease to be never;Never was time it was not; End and Beginning are dreams! Birthless and deathless and changeless remaineth the spirit for ever; Death hath not touched it at all, dead though the house of it seems!"

and more which I will provide when time allows.

Your choices will be far better than mine.
In a gadda da vida, honey

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Post by TriciaG » June 19th, 2019, 11:02 am

Please keep track of the e-texts and info on texts used in the final podcast. That info can go in the show notes. :)
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by KevinS » June 19th, 2019, 11:31 am

TriciaG wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 11:02 am
Please keep track of the e-texts and info on texts used in the final podcast. That info can go in the show notes. :)
Definitely!
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Post by msfry » June 19th, 2019, 1:35 pm

The guidelines for hosting a community podcast are here, which collects personal stories:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=37182

You might also volunteer to BC a future Coffee Break Collection, each contribution of which is PD, and thematic. So far there is no collection on Grief.
https://librivox.org/group/474?primary_key=474&search_category=group&search_page=1&search_form=get_results
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"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson
Love Stories #3
Dreams Collection #2
Coffee Break Collection #28 - HOBBIES

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Post by KevinS » June 19th, 2019, 2:13 pm

msfry wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 1:35 pm
The guidelines for hosting a community podcast are here, which collects personal stories:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=37182

You might also volunteer to BC a future Coffee Break Collection, each contribution of which is PD, and thematic. So far there is no collection on Grief.
https://librivox.org/group/474?primary_key=474&search_category=group&search_page=1&search_form=get_results
Thank you.
In a gadda da vida, honey

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Post by annise » June 19th, 2019, 2:45 pm

Ruth read a collection way back https://librivox.org/poems-and-prose-for-the-departed-vol-01/ if you are interested

Anne

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Post by KevinS » June 19th, 2019, 2:52 pm

annise wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Ruth read a collection way back https://librivox.org/poems-and-prose-for-the-departed-vol-01/ if you are interested

Anne
Thank you. I'll have a listen!
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