Tuesday, February 06, 2007

tenderness

tuesday, clements botanic...

i spent much of the past week at the Soliton sessions, which included a trip to the north coast for a residential. the sessions are designed to bring together those involved in emerging church movement for conversation... there was much conversation to be had and friends to be made from GB and USA... unsure of where to place ikon in this movement, if at all, i gradually let go of didactic questions and relaxed into the process by allowing myself to be surprised by people... i found much to contemplate and consider...

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hello to those new friends who said they'd be dropping by this way to look over my shoulder... you know who you are... looking forward to hanging out in the future and the possibility of collaboration... keep in touch...

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most talked about album of the week in my little world...

rosie thomas' these friends of mine. just sublime. feels like the sound of wanting to touch another's fingertips with your own with tentativeness and tenderness and the sadness that you can't, or won't, for fear you would lose your soul to love...

favourites so far...

much farther to go
kite song
her achingly gorgeous cover of REM's the one i love
these friends of mine

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also on the turntable: aaron espe's my whole life. aaron played a set as opener for juliet turner at the soliton sessions. his guitar playing was deft and beautiful... i think i fell in love for just a moment, which might explain why i was tongue tied when i approached him to buy a copy of his album... ah, boys with guitars...

this song was so simple...and so lovely...

Melody

Melody
come speak my heart
now set me free
melody
come out now
and carry me
melody
you've got a story in you
set it free
melody
you'd be a fool to let it be

so i'll take my chances on you
and i'll be romantic with you
and i'll face the consequences with you
come on melody

melody
you've got a story in you
set it free
melody
you'd be a fool to let it be
so don't give up until you've tried it
do anything, but don't you hide it

and i'll take my chances on you
and i'll be romantic with you
and i'll face the consequences with you
so come on melody

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right, ian mobsby's here for coffee and chat.

later...

LB,x

2 comments:

  1. Once again Cary...big thanks for introducing me to Rosie T and Aaron E! Just beautiful and what I needed for a hectic couple of days in the office...much appreciated my friend xxx mo

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  2. That was my favourite from Aaron's set as well, just loved the simple melody, very catchy! The Soliton Sessions were my first introduction to Soliton, and really my first real delve into the emerging conversation... great way to start it off.

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