Orion and Twinkle adore Pat, Sandy O and their duo as Emma’s Revolution! Orion was asked to sing/record the “special music” selection for Waterville UU church this week. He got creative midway through this song and exchanged some traditional lyrics with some new COVID-relevant ones: “sheltering in place” “washing my hands” “zooming with my friends”
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Samhain, Samhain, let the ritual begin, We call upon our sacred ancestors to come in Samhain, Samhain, we call upon our kin, We call upon our dear departed loved ones to come in
The Veil between the worlds is thin Our hearts reach cross the sea of time To bring our loved ones in Samhain, Samhain we honor all our kin We honor those who’ve gone before As the Great Wheel turns again
Every year on 9/11 my services always include this song – played, sung or spoken. “If I Give Your Name” by Pat Humphries and Sandy O of Emma’s Revolution. As well as some version of Judy Chicago’s Merger Poem as prayer, as meditation, as wish and as dream. May the day come when we can all live in gentle compassion and peaceableness.
This Sunday many will gather for the Water Communion. The UU Singers choir in the congregation I serve this week will be singing “Turn the World Around” by Harry Belafonte/Robert Freedman. I adore this song! The reminder, and the call, of our unity.
When Harry Belafonte performed this on The Muppet Show, he talked about what makes the world go ‘round, that we are here for a very brief time, and that if we take the time to understand each other that there is not really any difference in any of us. And that, if we get to know each other, to really care about each other, we can turn the world around.
May your Water Communions be beautiful calls to compassionately love one another.