Last year we had the privilege and pleasure of experiencing a local singer-songwriter perform in our home for a small group of family and friends. Music has a way of filling up our senses, taking us to pleasurable places and leaving us wanting more, like John Denvers, Annies Song.
You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again
I have for years loved to listen to the tonal and rhythmic qualities of songs. Now as I get older I have found a new connection and fondness for the words and stories that the songs tell. Adding thoughts about life’s experience and telling stories finds its way direct to my heart.
While Chris Wilson is a wonderful talent and his music and story telling are unique and authentic, he is still just a man who plays a guitar and sings. When we experience his gift of love, humility and compassion it can open and reveal a place within us, a place of connection with our own story, our sacred and loving essence. It is what happens within us that is the gift. It is our reflection of love in a complete circle of energetic connection. The connection with our oneness, the gift received.
We too have our own instruments and songs that we sing in our work and play. While it may not come through music or be as obvious, that same connection exists in all places, space and time. I can think of lots of friends (including you reading this) who are just as amazing people. People whose presence alone affect our world in magical ways. People who create and bring new ideas and technology to our communities and our world. People who provide loving care, compassion and comfort to many, and people who are just damn good people (the list goes on). As we go about our everyday tasks, take a moment to look around. There is quite a story being told, quite a song being sung and quite a gift being received.
As Chris puts his finishing touches in Nashville on his newest album let us all send him our love and thanks for his gift and presence in our world.
Here is a short video of Chris (ww.chriswilson.us) from last year.
“Blessings on your journey”