It has been so long since I’ve found time to share a longer post here and I do apologize! We have all been tossed around by the covid waves and been doing our best not only to stay afloat but also to live well. My life has been almost entirely taken up by the Harp to Heart Journey 2021 which began in April. It’s wonderful to be back in Calgary for awhile though my 750-sq-ft condo feels immense! Misty and I became a very well-oiled team during our time on the road and it is strange for us to be more than 6 feet away from each other at any time. 🙂
If you’d like a catch up on the journey itself, please click here for an overview of our Epic first 6 months on the road that includes some photos and a few hints at stories. I did my best to keep it short and still give you a sense of the beauty, drama and profound wonder that I experienced driving 21500 kms, mostly on secondary highways and backroads, from Calgary to Canada’s most eastern point at Cape Spear, Newfoundland. It was incredible and exhausting! I am infinitely grateful for all of the kind and generous Canadians I met along the way and for the many opportunities (close to 200 live concerts/events, including the fall 2020 tour – that has to be some kind of pandemic record!) that popped up to share the comfort of music and rest awhile together in the “Eternal Now”. It was a blessed and joy-filled journey!
As challenging as the journey has been, I’ve thrived on this edge of adventure, listening deeply for the next right step, finding the courage to take it and to discover what that deep voice I call “IT”, is asking of me. There are moments when I question myself, my occasionally waning energy and my motivations but when I realize that this approach has gifted me the most joyful year of my entire career (41 years and counting!), why would I not trust that inner voice? So while I rest back here at home for awhile, enjoying seeing my family and friends and making music with wonderful colleagues again, I am also eager to get back on the road as soon as I can… Life is just too much of a gift to not live each moment fully, whatever it holds. Wishing you all joy and love in this season of light and hope!