Optim.M.mystix

I am excited and optimistic! OptimMmystix, the new Philosofree/Optimysts album is available internationally now! Together with Mirian, a 27 year old soul singer, and Sam Shark, a 50 year old Egyptian band leader and master guitarist we formed the Optimysts and created this intriguing innovative album at Iguana Studios. As the song writer for this album I would like to explain [...]

Finding Beauty

 “Does the moon exist only when I look at it?” Albert Einstein I live in a city, a large city, and everywhere I go I see concrete and walls, and particularly I see lots of signs and advertisements. When I drive my eyes are trained to flick from one sign to another, you have to, [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:37+00:00 January 10th, 2015|Being Yourself, Confidence, Joy, Peace, Poetry, Spirit of Love|0 Comments

Standing up and Singing!

“Concerto #1” By Philosofree Recently, at De Sotos café, where I sing and play guitar on Thursday evenings, it was a special night because my darling Manu joined me to sing “California Dreaming” for the first time! During the night a message came to me, and I would like you to [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:39+00:00 January 4th, 2014|Being Yourself, Joy, Music, Relationships|0 Comments

A Diamond can shatter when it’s hit with a hammer!

A diamond is the hardest material in the world. It can easily score steel, glass, ceramics and other hard objects. However it has another characteristic. It is easily shattered. I remember reading a story by Wilbur Smith where a protagonist destroys millions of dollars of diamonds with a simple hammer and anvil. […]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:41+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Confidence, Joy, Peace, Poetry, Spirit of Love|0 Comments

Art reflects life in Paris

How does one capture the romantic spirit of Paris? Having just left the beautiful city, there is a swirl of images creating an aura of the place around my head. Overwhelming artistry inundates every waking moment, from the intimate walkways of Montmartre, the opulence of the Palaces and Cathedrals, the sculptures and paintings of the [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:43+00:00 July 24th, 2012|Being Yourself, Joy, Love, Peace, Relationships|2 Comments

TIme Flies When You Are Having Fun

When I was young, an hour seemed an eternity. now it seems a day zips past so quickly. When you are having a good time, it is over too quickly, and tedious work seems to drag. So I guess older people must be having more fun? Funny though it sounds, there may be truth in [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:55+00:00 January 12th, 2012|Joy, Love, Peace, Relationships|3 Comments

Tirement

What, you ask, is “tirement”? Fair question. It is where retirement came from. You know , if you re- something, you must have already done it.. Like “do” and redo, connect, and reconnect… Tirement and retirement! 🙂 It is like you were meant to be tired, I guess from work. So when retirement comes along [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:59+00:00 December 4th, 2011|Confidence, Humour, Joy, Poetry|0 Comments

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