"Angels, Demons, and Red-Tail Hawks" -- new blog post up today ~
For full essay, LINK IN BIO
(Thanks to @jackparkerphoto for pic!) ...
I wrote "Mountain Spring" in the true dead of winter; to me it describes a sort of revelation and surrender. Not a giving up or resignation, but a going on and through -- hopefully even a sort of integration. The idea and image of clear, pure water coming from a deep, underground source (and never drying up) is something I want to hold on to. It is real, it is imagined, it is endangered, it is already extinct. It is necessary. It is what we need. It is sustaining. It is mysterious and powerful and vivifying. It is healing, transformative. How do we get it, how do we keep it? How can we protect it? Who owns it and who holds the power to use it or destroy it? Will we ever get it back?
Also during the process of digging in and writing this song, I glimpsed more mysteries and truths about love itself -- seeing that we can come to a place where instead of constantly searching for love, we realize we ARE love, we are an accumulation of all the love we've ever experienced... #jenniferniceleymusic #newwriting #newsongs #mountainspring #angelsdemonsredtailhawks