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January Soundscape

I took my Oscar steel drum outside in -14C to see what it would do to the sound. First time I’ve played with mitts on.

This is filmed with my new GoPro camera. It’s sure better than trying hold a camera and a set of drumsticks at the same time.

The pixie dust is from the snow blowing off the trees. You may notice some traffic noise in the distance. This offers an involuntary drone backdrop.


Winter Feast for the Soul – An Invitation

Winter Feast is an interfaith initiative designed to foster meditation and contemplative practice. It’s a 40-day Worldwide Spiritual Practice Period. I will be following the Christian meditations led by Carl McColman. Choices also include 4 minute guided meditations for children and 15 minute sessions for older children and teens.

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What this means is that each day, starting January 15, for forty days I will listen to a 40-minute meditation — but thirty of those minutes will be silent. Each day Carl McColman will lead a brief induction to contemplation using a process based on lectio divina (sacred reading). He’ll begin by sharing a verse or short passage from scripture, followed by a brief reflection on the passage, then time for silence in which you may respond to the passage through prayer and contemplation. Then the recording will end with a brief prayer like the Lord’s Prayer, and finally an invitation to perform an act of kindness during the day, as a way of anchoring the spiritual intention of the practice.

Winter Feast 

Winter Feast is based on a lovely haiku-like poem by Rumi:

What nine months does for the embryo
Forty early mornings
Will do for your growing awareness