Carrie Newcomer

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Carrie Newcomer is a Grammy winning songwriter, recording artist, author, keynote presenter, performer and educator. She has been described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and “ “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone, “a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate.” by The Austin Statesman, and "She's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, 'that is so true” by The Dallas Morning News." In the fall of 2009 and 2011 Newcomer was a cultural ambassador to India invited by the American Embassy of India. In October 2011 she released her interfaith collaborative benefit album Everything is Everywhere with world master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan. In June 2012 Carrie Newcomer traveled to Kenya, Africa pe ...more

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I don’t know why
We get so lost,
And afraid
And misguided
And mistaken
Why we fall down in sludgy heaps of resentment
Or hate
And stay there
Because its familiar
Because doesn’t require too much.
Because this version of violence
Enacted upon others or ourselves
Feels justified
Even sanctified.
All I know is that we do.

I don’t know why - or even how
We continue to rise up,
Then stand up,
Choosing (because its a...

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“Every night before I go to sleep I say out loud three things that I am grateful for, all the significant, insignificant, extraordinary, ordinary stuff of my life. It is s small practice and humble, and yet, I find I sleep better holding what lightens and softens my life every so briefly at the end of the day.”
Carrie Newcomer, A Permeable Life: Poems & Essays

“A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology.”
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“Something good happened to my writing when stopped being afraid to do something simple, for the fear that people might think I couldn’t do something more complex. Don’t be confused by the word simple. Simple is not easy, it is clear voiced, and fearlessly elegant.”
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“God walks 'round in muddy boots, sometimes rags and that's the truth. You can't always tell but sometimes you just know. " From Geodes”
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“Every night before I go to sleep I say out loud three things that I am grateful for, all the significant, insignificant, extraordinary, ordinary stuff of my life. It is s small practice and humble, and yet, I find I sleep better holding what lightens and softens my life every so briefly at the end of the day.”
Carrie Newcomer, A Permeable Life: Poems & Essays

“Dear heart, we embrace the song and the story and all our gifts because the world has such great need, and because the world exceedingly rejoices, and because there is no sadder thing than to leave this world having never really shown up.”
Carrie Newcomer, A Permeable Life: Poems & Essays

“A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology.”
Carrie Newcomer

“Our culture reasons that because we fell there is not enough time, we should increase our pace, multitask, and fit more into our already overbooked days. But even though it is counterintuitive to popular wisdom, perhaps the more effective response to the limits of time is to live more fully in the moment, to savor it and expand it.”
Carrie Newcomer, A Permeable Life: Poems & Essays




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