To raise awareness of World AIDS Day on Sunday 1st December Erasure have made ‘Bells Of Love (Isabelle’s of Love)’ available as a free download via The Terrence Higgins Trust & The National Aids Trust.
Erasure (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have been supporting AIDS charities for over 25 years, and Andy Bell has spoken extensively about his own experiences after being diagnosed with HIV-positive in 1988.
‘Bells Of Love (Isabelle’s of Love) is taken from Erasure’s new Christmas album ‘Snow Globe’, the track will be available free for 6 days.
The Buddha said we each have beauty within us, but this may be hard to accept if in our home, our community, and our workplace we’re getting a different message… Often, we are afraid of disapproval. We are afraid to be ourselves, and we change who we are to be accepted. If your happiness depends entirely on the views of other people, you have no confidence in yourself. Then when you are not recognized by others as beautiful and worthy you suffer. This is what makes you want to be someone else which is the foundation of suffering.
A flower doesn’t have this kind of fear. It stands in a garden with many other kinds of flowers, some pink or yellow, some with many petals, others with just a few. But a flower never tries to imitate another flower. Don’t try to be someone else. You don’t need plastic surgery. The cosmos has come together and helped you manifest in this way and you are beautiful just the way you are.