COVID QUARANTINE UPDATE.
Just a quick note to say that I hope you are doing well, wherever you are, during this time of lockdown and isolation. I have shared some of my thoughts on this on other platforms and have not the time to recap here. I wanted to share that I am once again in the jungle, the Mama Jungle of Peru. I came for a week and the airports were closed, so here I stay until Peru re-opens.
By all accounts, it will still be some time yet until freedom of travel is possible, so here I shall remain, in prayer and meditation, with the assistance of Mother Nature and her helpers. Many of you are in my thoughts and prayers and I look forward to the day or night when we can share time and space, and song, once again, and reflect on this time of great reflection. Time to be present and receptive. There have been many new songs written in this time, inspired by these times, and some have been shared on Soundcloud already. Sadly, due to the fact I planned to come here for a week only, I do not have adequate recording equipment with me, only my telephone (one broken already due to high humidity here), but I wanted to share the songs anyway, as some inspiration. Due to this time here, 2 months already and another one or 2 to come before I can fly back to the mountain, or elsewhere that the heart may lead, the new CD will be delayed. I appreciate patience with this.
On another note, sadly, this time has caused many of us to lose income, jobs, make changes to lifestyle, or the way we live and interact, etc... the financial swings of this COVID situation are grave. One of the projects that I support in Peru, the Winaypaq school (see my AYNI page) may have to close. Alonso del Rio, who co-founded the school with Waltraut Stolben, has put out an appeal for assistance, if any can be given. Usually, the school is supported by the bi-annual Festival of Medicine Music, of which I am a part, in the Sacred Valley of Peru. However, this year, the festival has had to be cancelled due to COVID restrictions. If anyone is in position to make a contribution or donation, no matter how small, this would be a great assistance to the school. The school provides free Waldorf inspired, culturally-appropriate education for 80 local children and after 10 or more years, it would be a great shame for it to have to close. https://winaypaqperu.org/como-donar/