Category: Random Observations and Interpretations

La Vie En Rose and 14Kt Rose Gold Earrings Blog Giveaway

This Helenbobelen playing Edith Piaf’s La Vie En Rose…

A reminder for the holiday season…the last Day to place an order-friendly order for arrival by USPS by December 25th will be Wednesday, December 11th by noon…for expedited delivery, please directly contact me. Otherwise, your order will arrive after Tuesday, January 7th.

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“Dear Helen, the earrings are beautiful. Exactly the size I wanted and the look. Pure and simple, so gorgeous. Thank you for knowing how to make them and help protect the earth at the same time. They came beautifully wrapped and when I saw them, it was such a thrill to get what I was hoping for. They are strong which is what I wanted. I have small ears so the size is perfect. Thank you again, for the beautiful earrings, wrapping, and all that you do. I am thrilled with the earrings.” — r.j.

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From now until October 31, for every Helenbobelen.com purchase, a pair of Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Dainty will be donated to a 501c3 benefitting children, animals, or the environment.

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Feed your mind of good happenings

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A podcast interview with this helenbobelen…

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Creative Minimalist Health And Wellness

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Animals are our friends…this being said, I fully accept you as you are…

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And…and…and…here at helenbobelen.com, we’re giving away a beautiful 14k Thinnest And Strongest Thin ROSE GOLD pair of earrings in “Dainty” for the 7th Annual Blog Giveaway!

Anyone who has purchased jewelry or art (or who has commented on her YT page for music) on Helenbobelen.com until this November 15th at noon is automatically entered. The one-of-a- kind pair of earrings would be scheduled to arrive before Christmas Eve. This is a $170.00+ value (shipping included).

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Before Michael Jackson there was Mahalia Jackson.

And it was Mahalia Jackson’s “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” that preceded Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream Speech” (click here for the backstory).

I became interested in Mahalia because she reminded me of another soulful African-American church voice from my teenage years…

Unlike Mahalia, I don’t remember her name, but I remember the same stance, the same eyes, the same unforgettable voice as she sang a the small Midwestern town’s Southern Baptist church.

 She was a young, bird-like African-American woman who, like Mahalia, kept my young eye on Life’s bigger picture.

 Much to my dismay — this young woman and the other African-Americans soon left over political reason. But I got just enough of her…her soulful singing of “I’ll Fly Away”.

(Maybe this is why I like birds so much.)

To my hungry ears, God was inside that song.

I didn’t care how much this woman earned for a living, I didn’t care whether or not she wore makeup (she didn’t) or if she was of a certain political bent.

Her voice was church.

Her voice was her soul.

Mahalia Jackson has a similar effect. Their voices somehow undid the images of less-than-positive ways humans treat each other, as at too early of an age I was exposed to the images of what whites did to blacks, what the Japanese did to the Koreans, what the Koreans did to the blacks, and what the whites did to the Koreans (and later learned about the Jews and the Russians…and Italians, Muslims, Hispanics, Native Americans, etc…it was doled out in parts…the Universe probably thought I could only handle so much at one time…). Thankfully, music is a salve. Her voice presents an antidote which is to accept everyone for who they are. When I hear her sing, I can’t help but sway and shake my head…

When I hear their voices, there is no race and no color. And for that I’m grateful for the power of music.

In this dream, truly, music is heaven.

Thank you to Ms. Mahalia Jackson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and that young black woman who left such a soulful impression on a young Korean-American girl.

I carry those voices and they carry me.