first week in advent
Advent is a season which honors both moving into the uncertain and connection with the well known and well loved. The work of winter requires both reaching out and staying solitary. All of that is part of creative practice through the seasons, of course, but the four weeks of Advent and the holiday spirit at this time of year point those aspects up.
A time for reflection, a time for hope, a time for holding on and getting through -- and a time for celebration and connection. And contrasts.
music to go along with these ideas
especially look into The Farthest Wave and Lovers’ Well in this one
Music Road: holiday gift list: Irish music
Music Road: Voices: Carrie Newcomer: faith and laughter
Music Road: Matt & Shannon Heaton: Fine Winter's Night