These days we continue to be together in our isolation and separation. Among things we share are our individual stories of how social distancing and social isolation are impacting our lives in different yet often similar ways.
There have never been times like these in my lifetime. There is a song I wrote while waiting to hear the news of a friend’s condition. It was sort of a writing meditation that took the form of this song.
We now have a video of Remembering the Dream. The plan is to begin sharing it next month. The process of creating the video was, well, amazing. Beginning the middle of February we shared dinner and the Dream with a small group at some friends’ home.
For the last few months I have been working on a project entitled Remember the Dream. It combines songs and stories of the Civil Rights Movement along with personal thoughts and experiences. I believe the Civil Rights Movement is an example of America at its best.
The days leading up to Christmas will be busy and creative. The plan remains to do a video shoot of a song and story piece I am working on called “Remembering the Dream.” As I’ve talked about in earlier Muse Letters, it was my good fortune to do social work in New York City in the summer of 1968. That experience changed my life and my way of looking at life in ways that influence me to this day.
We have recently finished the Podcasts of the Benaroya Hall concert from May of 2017 that introduced songs from the “Gratitude, Grit, and Grace” album. Along the way we added Blogposts that talked about individual songs, how they were written and why they were important. In the coming weeks the Podcasts will reintroduce “One of Those Times in a Life.”
In the current Podcasts we are sharing video clips from a May 13, 2017 concert at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. That evening was the culmination of a seven year “journey” around a life and career titled “One of Those Times in a Life.”