5/3/2023 2 Comments
101. Sacred Breaking
Notes: This song of Hannah's rings so deeply true to me -- and it is reassuring to me to have heartbreak normalized. I'm not the only one who hears the news, reads the stories, looks around me, and feels heartbreak. What's beautiful and healing in Hannah's song is the turn of all that breaking into sacred -- something deserving of veneration -- something that blesses us and opens us to life in the most beautiful possible way.
Longtime listeners (well, two years at least!) may notice I've shifted things up as we've moved into the second 100 episodes, in response to some ideas from you all. There's a clip of the song at the very beginning of the episode, and time markers for when I start teaching the song and the reprise in the shownotes. There's a little less talk at the beginning, but still the invitation to come into your body and breath and voice, which is part of this singing practice. Hope you find it ever more useful in navigating your own life, tending your own heart.... I continue to do it as my own tending, shifting work!
Songwriter Info: Hannah Jeffery (She/They) is a songstress, composer, song-leader and mama living in the Upper Valley of Vermont (Abenaki land). Her creative venture, Deep Well Song, is a gathering vessel for people to come together in song, prayer and playfulness, to turn toward and embrace all that it IS to be human on Earth. The songs Hannah carries, catches and teaches are songs of the heart and soul, that touch joy, grief, gratitude, heartbreak, righteous anger, beauty, love and praise and connect us to each other, ourselves and the Beloved Mystery. Hannah leads song at the UU church in Norwich, Vermont and in the newly forming Well Song Choir. To learn more and get involved please check out their website and Patreon and be in touch!
Sharing Info: When sharing, please name Hannah as the song catcher and acknowledge the place where the song was caught, Upper Valley of Vermont, Abenaki land. And if you can pass on the story that accompanies the songs and how they were inspired, bonus. Thanks!
Hannah's Website: www.deepwellsong.org
Hannah's Patreon: www.patreon.com/deepwellsong
Song Learning Time Stamps:
Start time of teaching: 00:03:42
Start time of reprise: 00:18:50
Nuts & Bolts: 4:4, Aeolian, 4-layer
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5/3/2023 12:29:08 pm
Patricia, I really like the addition of the "snatch" of song at the beginning of the podcast to give a taste of what's to come, and the time stamps are very helpful, as I often need to review the song (as I get older my short term memory is not as sharp as it used to be)! Good additions! This is an incredible song and I wish I had someone to sing it with to create those beautiful harmonies. But I can always sing with you on this podcast which has become such a refuge for and a comfort to me. The artwork looks like a peony, one of my favorite flowers, breaking open like the song. Blessings to you and everyone associated with this podcast.
5/4/2023 07:11:53 am
I'm so glad these changes work for you, Resa!!! I love Patty's artwork for this one particularly, too --- the whole sense that blooming is also a breaking open --- I'm delighted that you sing with me, Resa, and we're harmonizing together....
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