Reaching out through words & music
The comfort of a woman’s bosom is what gave way to this piece. My Mother's bosom, mine for my children and often a close friend. The solace that is found near the heart, I saw generations of women gathered in spirit and memory. The chain of our voices handed down by a gesture or a word of wisdom. How to put this on paper I pondered for many days. Jotted notes, tore pictures, and pulled trinkets from my jewelry box.
The silver locket....
The silver locket was my mother's that has remnants of a sketch peeking out (I imagine the sketch is of her and my father, drawn by her). There is mention of generations past with the photo of my Aunt Wendy and the little black and white photo of three children above her head. The Sacred Heart hangs around the model's neck on the gold chain as the continuum of our voice, and the power of our stories, our love and our hearts.
"The Conception" and the "Three Graces" gather to suggest the network of women together weaving humanity, with intent to heal and give comfort.
Echoes of the Heart, Song & Verse — Review....
There is a large audience for Echoes of the Heart / Song & Verse across the United States. This product must find those listeners/readers who are travelers through changing concepts of home, spirituality, healing, family--the journey. Production quality on this CD is high, Sharon West's voice is mellow and uniform, the music is well-paced and does not distract from the poetry, the poetry will bring new ears to the written word.
Director, Pudding House Writers Innovation Center
Editor, Prayers to Protest: Poems that Center & Bless Us
Echoes of the Heart - Reaching out through words & music
We love Echoes of the Heart, Song & Verse! Some members of First Community.
If you haven't listened to Echoes of the Heart, Song & Verse, then you're missing out.
It's the easiest and best way to manifest sense of serenity, reflection, joy, peace, limit release and soulful introspection..
Concept: Jack Rees
Written Words: MJ Abell, Tani Colvin, Susan Crawford, Linda Farrenkopf, Jean Jay,
Karen Hunley-Pifher, Sue Mogan-Mattison, Kate McSweeney, and Sara Phelps.
Spoken Word: Sharon West.
Produced & Directed by Walter Watkins
Music composed and directed by Jim Curlis & Jim Luellen
Bittersweet composed by Sue Mogan-MattisonVocal: Sara Phelps Cover Art: Jean Jay
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by
Echoes of the Heart I Design by the Echoes of the Heart Team