Dear readers, for seven years you have greatly encouraged and inspired me — as well as one another. I want to thank you with a gift.
This past year God has gently redeemed my insomnia. Over time, a series of linked reveries emerged. My genius friend, Sally Mowbray, graphics designer extraordinaire, has beautifully formatted the words with vibrant images captured by Unsplash photographers.
My cherished Writer’s Group urged me to make a recording. To that end, Dreamer and I have worked separately as well as together in his studio, interspersing words with music, most of it composed by my beloved, aka Bill Klein, some of it arranged by our brilliant friend, Chris Lobdell.
Today, with great joy, we’re releasing “Reveries: Matins — a soundscape for respite.”
With three clicks you can download the text with visuals as well as listen to the narrated version with original music —either separately, or simultaneously. (If you choose to experience both at one time, you’ll notice the song “Calvary” replaces the “Trinity-wick Breath Prayer” in the audio version.)
An introductory letter (text version only) suggests several ways you might use the material, if so in-kleined (couldn’t resist).
To view and/or listen, please scroll to the menu bar above and click on “Reveries.” From there you can choose your experience via “Soundcloud” (red arrow) and “view text and photo here” (download PDF).
Dear ones, and you truly are, we hope you enjoy them!
I’m also grateful to have a new poem about insomnia and prayer appear today on a website created by my stellar editor, D. S. Martin. You can read it here.
Photo of gift in pink paper by Ekaterina Shevchenko on Unsplash
Gate photo, Laurie Klein (Filoli, Woodside, CA)
From the archives: You might also enjoy Soul Mimosa — Photos & Music or perhaps this post featuring haikus and photos, Hai*Pho — No, it’s not a new entree . . .
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