I hope that springtime is treating you well.
It is time for the equinox:
/ˈikwəˌnɒks, ˈ[ee-kwuh-noks, ek-wuh-] the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth and occurring (dictionary.com) March 20 5:02am Mtn. for the spring passage from dark into light.
I like the way Machelle Small Wright thinks about the Solstice and Equinox cycles, read more here:
I have been happily planting away in the garden (and David has been digging): a cold-frame with greens, carrots, transplanting yarrow and adding a few new Asian Pear trees to the mix. It’s very exciting for me to feel the shape of our garden really starting to show itself. And I’m making friends with lots of new planties especially after studying medicinal plants this winter.
In non-garden news, the FEAST tour was a success. Thanks for all your prayers for safe travels; the weather cooperated remarkably well for heading north in February. You can see some pictures here. And here’s a video of David and I performing our rhythmic vocal duet Solkattu Conversation from FEAST Nov. tour.
And now, David heads to the east coast today to visit family and friends, work with the Home School Talents, play some shows in Maryland and D.C. and record on Sticky Mulligan’s sophomore album. You can find out more and support Sticky’s album here.
lots of love,
Arlyn (and David)
www.embodyingrhythm.com and ladyarlyn.wordpress.com
—> UPCOMING EVENTS <—
David with Sticky Mulligan www.stickymulligan.com
Wed. April 3rd at the Music Cafe in Damascus MD. 7-9pm. Thurs. April 4th at An Die Musik in Baltimore, MD. 8-10pm. Friday April 5th at Bloombars in Washington, D.C. 8-10pm.
David with the HST Homeschool Troupe
April 19 and 20.
David with Sea Stars and Tierro
Saturday May 4 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO
www.seastarsmusic.com and www.tierrolive.com
And an event for your calendar:
Arise Festival 2013 a 5 day festival in Loveland, CO. August 14-18, 2013
David will perform with Sea Stars and Tierro.
get your tickets here: arisefestival.com
The festival features Xavier Rudd, Zap Mama, Midnite, Michael Menert, Lunar Fire and many more!
The Music we are by Rumi (translation Coleman Barks)
Did you hear that winter’s over?The basil and the carnationscannot control their laughter.The nightingale, back from his wandering,has been made singing master overall the birds. The trees reach outtheir congratulations. The soulgoes dancing through the king’s doorway.Anemones blush because they have seenthe rose naked. Spring, the only fairjudge, walks in the courtroom, andseveral December thieves steal away.Last year’s miracles will soon beforgotten. New creatures whirl inFrom nonexistence, galaxies scatteredaround their feet. Have you met them?Do you hear the bud of Jesus crooningin the cradle? A single narcissusflower has been appointed InspectorOf Kingdoms. A feast is set. Listen.The wind is pouring wine! LoveUsed to hide inside images. No more!The orchard hangs out its lanterns.The dead come stumbling by in shrouds.Nothing can stay bound or be imprisoned.You say, “End this poem here andWait for what’s next.” I will. PoemsAre rough notations for the music we are.