That which the Lord hath ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument for the healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one universal Cause, one common Faith. (Bahá’u’lláh, Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 91)
Do you remember Canadian Baha’i hip-hop artist Tallis Newkirk, aka Tallisman, of Nelstar and Plains of Fascination fame? The one who helped Nelly Furtado get her first experience at professional studio recording when she was 17 years old? Yeah, that one. After living for a while in Regina, Saskatchewan, he’s moved to Canada’s Northwest Territories and is doing just fine—and he’s still rapping. Here’s the proof via Youtube:
first of all, my apologies to those of you who didn’t grow up in Canada in the 80’s. I did, and when I was a little boy there was a kid’s show called Harriet’s Magic Hats, about Aunt Harriet and her magic chest of hats. Aunt Harriet’s nieces would always go to the attic to try on the hats, and every time they did, they would be transported away to a place related to the hat they chose. For example, putting on a chef’s hat might transport one to a professional kitchen, putting on a firefighter’s hat would bring one to a firehall, etc. Personally, I credit this show with giving me an odd obsession with hats; as an homage to the show’s lasting effect on my psyche, one of the character attributes in the notorious what’s your pokéname? (yes, I made it) is a “magic chest of hats”. Now friends, thanks to the magic of YouTube, let us relive the glory of those golden days.