4/27/2022 6 Comments
47. Shadow Listening
Notes: I didn't actually write this as a community singing song; I wasn't expecting anyone else to want to sing it. I wrote it because I was finding a way to comfort and strengthen myself through the process of sorting old journals... being placed back in some difficult times, times when I wasn't really able to treat myself compassionately. Going over to the piano and creating this song helped me listen to and love my younger, struggling self -- I really felt like I was catching myself. I shared it with a dear friend, who responded so strongly and positively, I began to share it with others, including eventually my Pocket Song singers... and now here.... because it seems I'm not the only one who gets to go back and tender gentle care to a previous self...
So, you know how I say, "coming to you straight from my home in Vermont," with my voice just the way it is today? Well, I've got to admit with this episode, I fudged that... I couldn't loop the piano part (long story), so rather than record it live with my looper in one take, I had to layer the recordings to get you the whole song... which meant I could re-record when I didn't hit a note squarely in the middle, or squeaked or cracked. And it's still not perfect! Sigh.... I'm learning a lot from doing this podcast! Thanks for hanging out with me -- I hope this song can be a good companion to you, too.
Songwriter Info: Um... I think you can find this on either website. (Different accounts, but basically the same person!) :)
Nuts & Bolts: 4:4, Aeolian, 3 layers, one harmonized
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4/27/2022 09:57:42 am
I love Shadow Listening. needed it today. love the lush harmonies. the quietness. thank you❤️
4/27/2022 12:20:57 pm
What a delight for me to read... I'm so very glad, Margery!
4/27/2022 01:59:18 pm
Such a healing gift to me. I love how Shadow Listening reminds me of my strength and also guides me to places that need my strength. Thank you for releasing this to us all.
4/27/2022 04:59:55 pm
I'm so glad, Sue... thank you for sensing that strength....
4/27/2022 04:17:04 pm
Oh, Patricia, this is my absolute favorite song but I have difficulty singing it because it evokes such strong emotions that I end up crying through the entire thing. It touches my heart so deeply and obviously opens old wounds that have not healed. I love that this song reminds me of my strength yet holds and comforts me. Thank you so much for sharing.
4/27/2022 05:01:09 pm
Resa, this touches me deeply -- I'm so moved that this song helps comfort old wounds... thank you for writing!
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