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Stanzas and Sayings


I bought an arab flute
it brings me joy
dreams me away
on drifting sounds

its not a mirage
my flute
my joy
a piece of somewhere else
a peace of somewhere else

peace in my small universe

on this sound
I am free.

If I had found my way to music when I was younger I never would have wanted to do anything else. A lightbulb moment exactly halfway between being fifty-five and fifty-six brought an old dream back and I determined, entirely from scratch, to follow the dream. Four years of Bel Canto voice lessons and some cello followed and I loved it all. A dream became a passion. I bought a piano, djembes, things to strum, things to blow.

Now, more than a decade later, my adult autistic son and I, like so many others, live in the small Universe of our own space, spending sunny afternoons in the garden. He loves world music, as do I. As a new project (and one that is transportable to the garden) I bought a ney….an Arab reed flute whose design is as old as the pyramids.
It’s magic, it brings us joy.

Peace be with you in difficult times.