Friday, February 1, 2008


Tonight Avivah and I went to our monthly chant group, Women with Wings West. It is a group of women who get together to do nothing more than share songs and sing them. We are blessed to belong to this group of incredible people. No instruments, no reading music, no song sheets. We teach each other the melodies and words all by rote. We value and strive to retain traditional oral teaching methods and keep the chatter of fellowship to a minimum. The time is for the work of singing.

This evening was V's last time with this group as a civilian... at least for the next several years... Both she and I were (are!) tired and emotions were (are!) running high as she curled up next to me as we sang. Dang we had a great time tonight.

I found that one song really ambushed me tonight but it spoke my mind so strongly that I HAD to put it here. I made it through one time (we do each chant/song at least 3 or 4x) and kinda 'lost it' as I felt each word get caught in my heart, and then my throat.

I think many of you will understand. So tonight I bid you goodnight with a chant that I dedicate to my butterfly, my V. "I love you, baby"

Rise, rise
Little butterfly, rise
To the calling of your spirit
Fly free
And know you are held in love.

1 comment:

Debbie in NC said...

Lea...that is absolutely beautiful and has brought huge tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie in AF Moms