Sunday, September 26, 2010

Celebrating the New Moon - Joy 1/82

Something remarkable happened the other day ... actually the something came in the mail ... in an official-looking envelope which for awhile I thought was a fake.  But, it turned out to be true, this December I will be eligible for Medicare.  Medicare.  Me. How did this happen?

As I've thought about this, I've decided that I need to do something to mark this milestone.  And, since it seems like we celebrate our birthdays longer and longer as we get older, I might as well start right now.  So I've committed to finding and celebrating joy for the next 82 days until my birthday.

The Yosemite Flute Festival is going on this weekend and it has been filled with joy moments.  The concerts last night and tonight were amazing but the person who stole all of our hearts was Rona Yellow Robe.  Her authenticity shines through her captivating voice and haunting flute playing.  I think she made all of us feel a little more connected to life and to each other.  Actually, throughout the festival, there has been a spirit of generosity and connection unlike any other music event I've ever attended.

You can hear Rona here.

Probably the funniest moment of the concert was when Mark Holland, who was doing an improvisational riff with Scott Robinson stuck his head in a bowl of water and made gurgling sounds ... very musical gurgling sounds mind you.  You can hear Mark here but not the gurgling. 

All in all, a very joyful day ... a great way to kick off the count down to 65.

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