Sunday, February 28, 2016

Music in the Woods


"You'll be no harbor to the sorrow Just let it go."


It's been 3 years since I sat to write......

I moved into a new home around Christmas time of last year - and this house is calling me to write again.

We call it THE BARN - since it used to be a sheep barn back in the 1950's.


It's quiet here - away from the shore and into the woods -  all my flurry of activity (inner and outer) seems to be quieted just by looking out the window - or stepping onto the land.

And I've been listening to more music again and that also calms the worried mind and weary body.

So - I'm breaking the silence - just by writing these mundane words - nothing monumental - nothing having to do with leaping or having compassion, courage and joy... or no, wait, maybe, all that I write - is  always about that - leaping from fear to flight -  day by day - mindful moment by mindless moment - I do continue to value and cultivate compassion, courage and joy.

There they are.
Just those words.

And then.. a song.. since that's what I was getting at - the quiet of the woods and music and putting my bare feet on the still cold earth, with whispers of spring - that's my practice these days...

Here you go - and if you can - take it outside with you - on the pavement or the earth  - blast it, dance to it - let it bring you home...


**** Glen Hansard: THIS GIFT

This gift will last forever
This gift will never let you down
Some things are made from better stuff
This gift is waiting to be found

Your heart's in wide receiving
Been too long buried in the sand
Some things require believing
This gift will fall right in your hand
Just try to understand...

If you long enough
And you don't give up
If you're strong enough
And you don't give up
And you...

You'll be no harbor to the sorrow
Just let it go.

Don't hang your head in sorrow
Don't give up just before you win
Don't wait around for tomorrow
Open up your arms and let it in

This gift will last forever
This gift will never let you down
Some things are made from better stuff
This gift is ready to be found
Just you believe it now

This gift will last forever
This gift will never let you down
Some things are made from better stuff
This gift is ready to be found
Your heart's in wide receiving
Been too long buried in the sand
Some things require believing
These things just fall right in your hand
Just try to understand

If you long enough
And you don't give up
If you're strong enough
And you don't give up







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