we sing to celebrate life, to inspire and toughen our living, to keep the vision true before us, within us, through us. We sing to live with compassion, to give shape to a woman’s perspective of justice which will include all silenced, dispossessed, oppressed. We sing to nurture solidarity. I heard a mountain woman say, “Suppose we lose everything and have only one another. This is where we must start, with the strength, vision and creativity we have together” Her challenge pulses through this music. We pray that if we must, we will let all else drop away that we may honor, be with, and love from this stark place of our collective integrity and commitment. If we must, we will continue our song with only our voices and our love with only our living, as people have done before us. All will be toward the well-being and dignity of ourselves, our sisters globally, and all people seeking liberation.
PS. FURTHER INFORMATION
As a reminder: Here is the info for ordering any of Carolyn’s CDs, and as well the book ‘Running Barefoot: Women Write the Land’ that was highlighted during our singing through of the project ‘We are the Land We Sing’. Running Barefoot was one of the ‘creative offshoots’ of the project. It is a collection of prose and poetry interspersed with the songs from the recording, hand notated by Marian Shatto, and there are copies for sale at discounted price $10 (shipping included) . You can order copies of the book here:
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