London Busker

London Busker

About London Busker is a journal devoted to the street musicians and London Underground musicians of the London capital.

John is an 'official' London Transport busker. A busker is a street or public entertainer. John plays slide guitar, harmonica, keyboards in addition to doing vocals and songwriting. For some of John's songwriting just follow the links

John Vanek at Reverbnation

On this site are featured categories

Live Music

Buskers on Film

plus buskers' writings at

Longer Writings


From the Journal

Self-DevelopmentPosted by John Vanek Tue, December 30, 2008 11:05:47

There is an ancient Chinese poem about the love between the sun and the moon. 'Hallo...goodbye. Hallo sun as you rise in the sky, goodbye moon as you go down to sleep.'

In the poem the sun and moon are under a contract of love. They are written into a contract which delights them both, a contract of true harmony.

Contracts help us. In a contract that is freely entered, we can set our goals, establish parameters, work towards the enhancement of our deepest desires. In a contract with others, we can draw on the gifts, strengths and insights of other people. We can buld a team, we can work towards common goals as well as helping to enable our team members to achieve theirs.

I believe that people prefer contracts rather than relying on unprepared interactions. Even in a family or especially in a family, it is best not to leave things to the random chance of opinion, judgements or mood. It cannot be assumed that individuals will automatically get on with each other. Better to be like the sun and the moon. Establish a contract.

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