Archive for November 27th, 2022

Soaring Spirit

My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring
And carried aloft on the wings of the breeze;
For above and around me the wild wind is roaring,
Arousing to rapture the earth and the seas.

–Anne Brontë, Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day, 1842

No opining today. Just a few images at the top from my Kada Gallery show, Places of Peace, that is coming into its final week as its run ends December 3rd. Then the opening verse from a short poem from Anne Brontë about how the power of nature lifts her spirits. And let’s finish with a rousing performance from the Silk Road Ensemble of a traditional Roma tune, Turceasca.

The Silk Road Ensemble is a large and loosely knit group of musicians (whose creative director was originally Yo-Yo Ma and is currently Rhiannon Giddens) who hail from along that fabled route and play many of the traditional instruments found along it. The Silk Road, as you may know, was the network of ancient routes that traders used in linking the East and West over the centuries, from China through the Middle East to the Mediterranean. The Silk Road was the superhighway of its day on which goods and ideas moved across the known world.

Like the lines from Brontë and the paintings above, this song feels that it is about the soaring spirit.

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