The Sound of Music

 

I just got back from teaching  at Western Ct State University. My classes are holistic health based and a joy to share.  The journey of creating bridges of understanding that develops is a fascinating process that reveals itself from the first class to the end. I never tire of the questions and explorations that go on.

One of the topics covered is body therapies. While wide in range and scope I try to  give the students a taste of several types that we as consumers use/enjoy/ incorporate into our lives though not regularly taught in medical or nursing schools. One in particular captured my interest over the weekend. I attended a concert given by Eve Watters, a Celtic harpist and gifted storyteller.  She wove her stories and tales, music and sounds in a delightful and enchanting way.  Eve reminded us of her intention “to give us many  sounds like vitamins”.  Using the harp, 5 string banjo, dulcimer and native american flute, she played for us, sang for us, told us tales from far and wide allowing us to laugh and giggle or to simply be in the moment that each note created. We forget sometimes the power of simple tales told over an evening meal with loved ones. What stories hold your attention? What are your family tales? Is there someone you could listen to again, a story from an elder that you can keep, protect and pass down? Music transports us doesn’t it? So do stories….

Enjoy this beautiful day. Judith

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