5/17/2023 2 Comments
Notes: A breakthrough in mindfulness practice for me was realizing that it's not about spending hours in blissed-out presence... it's about noticing that I'm not present and coming back, returning, again and again. I started to sing this when my mind was doing a particularly good imitation of a squirrel on amphetamines, and I needed to strengthen my ability to return! I particularly like that this song can be sung very simply, as a call & response, or have added layers of complexity -- I'm loving a bit of adaptability in my life right now.
Songwriter Info: In addition to hosting this podcast and an online singing program, Pocket Songs, Patricia is excited to be developing an in-person community singing program in Burlington, Vermont. You can find more details about that at the Juneberry Music site. Patricia believes in singing as a part of vibrant well-being, experiencing wholeness, courage, connection and joy along with brokenness, fear, loneliness, and despair... trusting the whole messy catastrophe! She lives with her long-time beloved, Tom, in a single bedroom apartment close to their daughter's family (the better to play with their grand.) Patricia reads widely, and also spends time exploring the natural world on these Abenaki lands, knitting, and reluctantly strength-training.
Sharing Info: You are welcome to share this song; please contact Patricia directly for sheet music or permission to record or perform. She always appreciates hearing about how the song travels.
Full Program Website: juneberrymusic.com
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Song Learning Time Stamps:
Start time of teaching: 00:03:06
Start time of reprise: 00:15:59
Nuts & Bolts: 4:4, Major & Mixolydian, Call & Response or 4-layer song
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5/27/2023 01:11:53 pm
Oh my - the sound of you singing with yourself is glorious!! I could listen to and sing this with you all day :) !!
5/28/2023 09:24:09 am
What a lovely comment -- thank you, Sue! And I hope you DO sing all day!!!! :)
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