Cyrus and I were in the Niagara Region this weekend for relaxation, socialising, and lovely music. The concert took place in my friend Suzanne’s house in Vineland. Forty-two of us enjoyed the terrific music and meaningful, honest lyrics of Laura Smith and Ryan MacGrath, accompanied in many numbers by Mike Ritchie. Laura and Ryan took turns singing and playing guitar. Many fun moments were mingled with poignant ones. A pot-luck meal followed, during which we got to chat with the performers. Their down-to-earth manner was touching as we talked about music, food, healing, and living our dreams. A walk through the orchard in the early evening glory of autumn was restorative. The 11 of us audience folks who remained were treated to a second performance, a spontaneous jam session by the talented trio. It felt like a ceiledh, or musical kitchen party. Here’s a photo of me with Laura:
From the Gaian Tarot, I pulled a card to respond to the question, “What is the gift we received from our time in Sue’s house. I got the Sun, which suggests sheer joy, vitality, replenishment, and an infusion of fun. We’re reminded to create a life of happiness and to make choices each day that help to energise that life.
Thank you to Sue, Cathy, Bev, Laura, Ryan, Mike, Cyrus, Bryan, and RoseAnn for a splendidly sun-like weekend!