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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Song To The Earth – A Scott Lockhart Photo & Poetry Book

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

A little over a year ago I was paddling off The Big Island in Hawaii in a six-man outrigger canoe. I got back to the shore and felt my heart hurting. I had never had a heart attack before, I thought it might’ve been something like indigestion. I managed to get myself back to my hotel room, collapsed on the floor, and that’s where I had a near-death experience.  What was it like laying dead (or “near death”) on the carpet of a hotel room? I can’t describe it in words. I was out there, and there was a presence of being out looking at the earth and, almost like you’re on the moon or something, looking back towards the earth.

And it was shrouded of course with stars all around it. It was slowly turning and the most beautiful thing you could possibly imagine. I was airlifted to the hospital and when I was revived the doctor told me the heart attack I had was a widow maker. It kills 98% of the people who have it. A community formed as people shared their stories triggered by the poetry and photos I was posting. It was raw, it was real. It took off in a way that I didn’t plan and couldn’t have planned. My experience became OUR experience as people shared my words and share their stories.

We decided to create something to commemorate all of this. That’s why we’re printing a pristine quality poetry book for my friends, fans, and people who love poetry and photography. The production costs are significant, so I want to ask all of my readers and anyone who came across this to be a part. There are all sorts of levels and ways you can support this book, so please look for a place and be a part of this book. This has been such an incredible journey for me, and you have all been a part of it. Let’s keep going.

As of December 19th, this project has raised $13,000 of their $15,000 goal. This project has 7 days left to raise the $15,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $10, you will get a shout out.  For a pledge of $35, you will get one photo book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: