There is a time for forward motion and a time to stay still, dream and be quiet.
The trick is to use the downtime to build energy and prepare for a time of motion. For me, this is one of those times. I haven’t performed live for a full year now. I don’t know about other artists, but for me I felt my inside, my heart, tell me that I was developing something in order to have something to say live. My art has been in recording, which is my first art love. That my part to play in the world of performing is less about performing and more about being. That the time of playing alone is coming to an end. That the right people are and will be arriving at the right time and it will be magic.
I’m thrilled to have been part of the GoldSilver Documentary, episode one, and look forward to having Helicopter Ben as the end credits for episode four, in production.
I’m diving into bluegrass, and exploring Crosby, Stills and Nash, who are new to me.
I follow gold and silver, and they are also resting. I follow rising and falling empires. They are never at rest and look at the chaos and bad behaviour that ensues. And I follow the daily actions of the sun: our electric universe and we are all a part.
When the universe says dream then you must dream. When the universe says wait then you must wait. It aches to wait sometimes. It aches to lose someone you care for deeply, it aches to wait for an outcome to things beyond your control, and it aches to lose things that are important. It is a humbling lesson to learn that there is very little that we actually have control over.
We are each a part. A part of each other and the whole.
The universe says wait, and my heart says wait, so I will dream and be quiet for right this minute.