This Fire: Songs for Singing
These are all songs for singing together to build a sense of connection and harmony amongst a group of people. Songs for the joining of voices with ecstatic rhythms to help us move and sway and clap our hands and beat our drums. Songs for calling up our passion and love, courage and tenderness, joy and reverence for the beauty and grace of life in this miraculous and precious world. Songs to remind us of the caring support of our ancestors, to remind us we are not alone, and to re-spect (take another look) at ourselves and all our fellow beings in the light of wholeness and compassion. Songs for generating the particular pleasure and sweet affection that builds among us from playing with sound and rhythm together. Songs for making a sonorous feast of beauty to 'feed what feeds us', the Spirits of Life that hold and nourish us and give us our being. Songs that help us through despair and sorrow over the travails of a troubled time. Songs for holding the dark and the light together, helping us plant the seeds of hope and renewal and a re-awakened trust in ourselves and in each other.