Note from the Editor: Today's Brilliance is a bit different and longer than most. We feel that it's important to bring things like this up every now and then, so we wanted to share Carl's wisdom with you today. If discussing suicide is hard for you, we encourage you to come back tomorrow. One of my older brothers at age 22 took his life. I was just 16 years old. The effects on myself and my family were devastating, beyond description. We had but two choices: to pull together or tear each other apart. We chose the former and used…
Born in Philadelphia, Carl David is the third descendant of a four-generation art dealer family specializing in American and European seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth- and twentieth-century paintings, watercolors, sculptures and drawings.
Along with his expert interest and career as an art dealer, Carl has serious involvement in both music and photography. He does all of the gallery photography work and has several photographic images hosted on Webshots.com and istockphoto.com. His specialties are atmospheric, landscape and travel always with emphasis on the beauty of nature.
Having played piano at a very young age and then teaching himself to play guitar years later, Carl was part of two rock groups during his late teens. After a lengthy hiatus of several decades he has returned to his passion for music. With a mega-keyboard in his studio at home, with headphones donned, he has written nearly a dozen ballads. His first ("My Love For You") written for his wife, was professionally mastered, arranged, and produced by the legendary Dave Appell of Decca Records and Cameo-Parkway Records. His latest song, "Loving You" harks back to the eighties soft rock mode. Several others pieces have been completed and are currently awaiting arrangement and production.
For many years, Carl has had a serious interest in and has been a proponent of all aspects of healing. Of particular interest is "hands on" healing and energy work. Animals are of special love to Carl and are drawn to him as he is to them. He has worked on several over the years. It is as though he is connected to them by an invisible thread. He has woven spirituality and energy work into his daily life. As a firm believer in "paying it forward," he knows that karmic debts must be paid, and is very cognizant of keeping a clear conscious and doing the right thing. What goes around comes around, inevitably. Life has thrown him some nasty turns, but instead of being bitter and resentful, he has tried to learn from each experience and shift his focus toward something positive.
His latest book Bader Field is available at carledavid.com, nightengalepress.com, and other online retailers. It is also available for immediate download on the iPad, iPhone and iPod in the Apple iBookstore as well as on the Kindle, Nook, Kobo and in about 60 other digital markets.