I am inspired by the ways and wisdom of the indigenous tribes and people who have a deeply rooted connection with nature and feel whatever is done to her is done to ourselves... who are fighting to protect our lands and rivers and waterways..." Anyone who has received the many gifts that nature has to offer knows we as humans cannot live without her.
Yuman music is the music of Yumans, a group of Native American tribes from what is now Southern California and Baja California. They include Paipai, Havasupai, Yavapai, Walapai, Mohave, Quechan. Maricopa, Tipai-Ipai, Cocopa, and Kiliwa people. Folk songs in Yuma culture are said to be given to a person while dreaming. Many individuals who are in emotional distress go to a secluded area for a few weeks, there to receive new songs.
"Nature needs our tears..."
The poet W.H. Auden said, ..." A poet feels the impulse to create a work of art when the passive awe provoked by an event is transformed into a desire to express that awe in a rite of worship."
"We start with an awe inspiring event, what Kerr calls "the passive awe" of this experience is transformed by the artist. The rite of worship, in words is poetry, In movement , its dance, in color and line, it is painting. In all these forms there is a rite of worship.
In order to face reality in whatever form it may be, we have to hold still. What kind of stillness is meant here will become clearer... " David Steindl Rast
"Silence is like fertile soil, which as it were, awaits our creative act, our seed." - Arvo Part