17 April 2011

Announcing the New "Love Street Breezes"

On behalf of Dina Snow Gibson and staff, I am happy to announce that a new publication, Love Street Breezes, has been launched, in the tradition of the old Love Street LampPost. Please read this message from Dina explaining the change, send in your subscriptions, and "like" us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LoveStreetBreezes.
Get the debut issue of Breezes for FREE as a pdf here.
--Kendra Crossen



Is there a breeze in the realm of love
That does not bear the scent of life from Your tresses?
—Sana’i


Dina writes:


Last year, I and the entire LampPost staff resigned from the Love Street LampPost magazine, due to disagreements with the board of directors of the Los Angeles Meher Baba Center. However, our new magazine, Love Street Breezes, now independently published by the 501 (c) 3 Love Street Press, will still be bringing you Baba news from around the world; messages from the Avatar of the Age; reminiscences of the Mandali; stories written by our readers about their life with the Beloved; Humor for Huma; the Children’s Page; and information on meetings held at Meher Baba centers around the world, along with many photos of Meher Baba that you may not have seen before.

The reason for the name change? We wanted to make a clean break with the past, and when we learned that in Persian poetry “breezes” are symbolic messengers bearing good news from God, we fell in love with the word. How very appropriate!
Since all we have is the 2009 subscriber’s mailing addresses, and knowing how often so many of you move, I will need all of you—who want to subscribe to Breezes—to send me your current address. You may use fax: 310-839-BABA (2222); phone: 310-837-6419 (9-5 Pacific time); email: dinagibson@mac.com; or postal mail (see address below). As long as we have sufficient donations from your subscriptions, we hope to have this magazine ready for you by May.

I feel so very sorry for those of you who sent in a subscription to the Love Street LampPost last year and yet have received no magazines for 2010. I am afraid it is totally out of my hands. I gave all the LampPosts to the Board of Directors at the L.A. Center, since I was told the magazines and the subscription payments belonged to them. It is up to the Board of Directors to mail the magazines out. However, the board did offer to return your subscription payments if you so desired. To this end, you could write to the secretary, Rosie Choi, choirosie@verizon.net in order to submit your request. As with the LampPost, we will never deny anyone a subscription to Love Street Breezes. If the suggested donation of $25 a year, which we hope will cover printing and postage, is a financial hardship for you, just let us know you would definitely like to receive the magazine and we will get it to you, through Baba’s grace.There are some very generous people who can afford to donate sufficient to cover these subscriptions. So give from your heart, whatever feels right to you.

Because postage is so high, we have to ask overseas subscribers for $35, which for many countries simply
covers the postage. However, we can email you a PDF version of the magazine if you would prefer, as long as you have hi speed internet connections (cable or broadband), since sometimes the magazine is around 10 mb.

Domestic subscriptions can be paid for by credit card. If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Love Street Press, and send to Dina Gibson, 8906 David Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034-2006. Overseas subscribers, please use credit card payments only, unless you have a check drawn on a U.S. bank account.


We do hope to hear from all our dear readers as soon as possible so that you may soon catch the Divine Scent of His Breezes.


In His love and service,
Dina Snow Gibson and the Love Street Breezes crew



All quotes of Meher Baba © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust unless otherwise indicated. Writings by Kendra are © Kendra Crossen Burroughs unless otherwise noted.