April 13, 2011
White Dog Wonderful World Wednesday
White Dog has an amazing friend, Take Abe (tah-kay ah-bay) who is an extraordinary artist and musician. Unfailingly, it is his ambient classical electronic works that soothe and relax WD. Take just released a new album, “Pray,” on his record label, Cacaos (the name of one of his cats). The liner notes, much to White Dog’s surprise, acknowledge their special friendship.
The music, as White Dog expected, is sublime. She positioned herself midway between the speakers for maximum effect and rested her head on paws as she dove deep into Take’s intricate, graceful, enchanting soundscapes. Slowly, the rest of The White Dogs ventured in to listen…and by the end of the CD, Quinn, Nuka, and Puff were sitting at Steve’s side hypnotized by his rhythmic petting and Take’s music.
As we listened, we could not all help but to offer a silent prayer to the Universe for him and his family. Take Abe lives in Tokyo and is surviving the horrors that his country is facing. For safety he has sent his family to stay with relatives in the somewhat safer countryside, but he remains in the city to pursue his art and to care for his 6 cats.
He sends word through Facebook that Tokyo is experiencing rolling power failures. “So I may be not able to connect to internet enough and may not use a PC enough. I really hope all people and all animals will be safe”. He adds, “All Japanese people would like to say many thanks to people in the world! We'll never give up!”
And in the midst of all the chaos and aftershocks and fear of nuclear disaster, Take manages to find within himself a fountain of joy and hope…and is able to share his vision of a clean whole loving world with us all. With determined spirit like Take Abe’s creatively influencing the world, The White Dog Army (especially Siku Marie) knows it is a wonderful world.