We hope that this summer is treating you well. We’ll be celebrating our one year anniversary soon and it has been a very sweet journey.
We have been reading Martha Beck’s book, “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World.” Arlyn’s obsessed and resonating strongly with Beck’s suggestions. One of them is a recommendation for a cycle of playing and resting. Basically: play until you need to rest and then rest until it’s time to play again. It’s been fun to see what that brings and the places where it feels impossible. . . and then seeing if something small can shift the dynamic. Yesterday Arlyn alternated 5 minutes of reading with 10 minutes of housecleaning and had a lot more fun cleaning than she sometimes does.
See below for ways that you can play with us.
The Sticky Mulligan / Pretty Gritty double header evening is one that we are especially looking forward to enjoying on August 9th! It’s only $5 because we wanted to make sure everyone could come and play together.
Many blessings on your playing and your resting,
Arlyn and David
David with Sticky Mulligan and Pretty Gritty
Double the fun. Soulful Americana with Pretty Gritty and fun and funky with Sticky Mulligan and band.
Friday, August 9th. Doors open 7:30.
Live at the Blue Sage, downtown Paonia, CO. Show around 8pm. $5.
David with the Sea Stars 11pm. main stage. right after Michael Franti
David with Sticky Mulligan and band
Live in Redstone Colorado. 6pm. Outside next to the Crystal River.
David and Arlyn with FEAST
Live at the Tabor Opera House in Leadville, CO. 7pm $15. (kids under 14 years of age are free)
Wild Writing with Arlyn and Adrianna
Tuesday’s at 3pm in August @ Adrianna’s under the willow tree. Bring a notebook and favorite writing utensil.
Let your imagination flow. Let the words be free.
For your calendar:
Pulsing into Truth; Tapping into Oneness through Rhythm.
David and Arlyn will teach a frame drum and dumbek class in Oct/Nov. This class will be more metaphysically based than some of their other classes and focus on the simplicity and depth of rhythm as a tool for meditation and how we come into rhythm together as a group. No experience necessary. Open to beginning rhythmists as well as accomplished musicians who want to deepen into themselves through rhythm.
Dates, times and location to be announced. Paonia, CO.
Contact us if you’re interested. We’ll solidify our plans soon.
The Summer Day
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?