Sunday, March 20, 2011


Once upon a time the people knew that all was connected. Life was a great, ever changing symphony connecting humans with the animals that walked the land, the creatures who rode the river currents, shallow seas and the ocean deeps. We watched the winged ones ride the winds. We could hear many the many voices; human, beast and bird. We all joined our voices to plant, stream, sea and stone.

Was it a spell? Was it a dark shadow on the land? Most men and women could no longer hear the song. Too many forgot that their souls were joined to all Creation. But, some still heard the songs. They still knew the plants that heal, where to find them, how to use them. Some still hear the songs of wolf and eagle, salmon and oak; mountain freshet and North Sea breakers. Can a song break a spell? Can songs chase away shadows?

Inspired by the introduction to Yearning for the Wind by Tom Cowan

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