Embracing the dark and allowing the light.
I’m a seasonal soul, a noter of nature, and a ritualist.
Seasons bring varying songs from my heart.
Cultures have been following Earth’s seasons, venerating Nature, looking to the Stars and Planets for guidance and giving praise since the time of organized existence. The Celtic, Native American, and African traditions resonate most with me.
Growing up in Central Florida, I witnessed the glory years of NASA. Astronaut John Glenn was a friend of my father’s. I recall watching the first Moon Walk - running from the television to my beachside window, trying to comprehend it all. I grew up around Nature where Night walks on the beach, Night swims, and Night Life were encouraged.
As an Artist and a human, what began as a search for perspective and relief from challenges here on Planet Earth, led me to full immersion, reminders, and appreciation of the Dark and the immense possibilities of life that ensue in the vast Night Sky. This resulted in a Winter Solstice Concert complete with Star Show at Atlanta’s Fernbank Planetarium, earlier this month, celebrating all things celestial. Always remembering that we are One under the Sun, Moon, Stars, and Planets. No walls, lines, oceans truly separate us. I am in awe. I am humbled. Relationship set right.
As we reach the Winter Solstice, we actually will have already passed through the Darkest and longest night. I learn so much from the Stillness, Quiet, and Silence. Music without these elements would be unbearable. My life without them, chaos.
Shout with joy the coming of Winter Light, all that the year has brought, and the immense potential that lies ahead.
Sing with the Galaxy.
Dance with the Moon, Stars, and Planets.
Listen to the vast expanse of interstellar space.