Joanna Mell, a well known harpist and healer, has created WHITE FRIDAY for the 21st of December as a way to honor (in her words from the Harplist):
" I wanted to start an annual tradition on the Friday before Christmas to bring LIGHT into the darkness that fills the world right
now. Black Friday celebrates all that is wrong - greed, selfishness,
materialism, violence, consumerism and worship of the accumulation of
unnecessary junk. WHITE FRIDAY will celebrate all that is right and good
- giving, selflessness, peace and love. So, harper/harpist, think
about playing a peaceful concert in a public place - or in the warmth of
your home or studio. Light a candle. Harp music goes a long way to
bring cheer and warmth into others' lives."
This is an absolutely wonderful idea and I plan to play on W.F. in the spirit of what Joanna is helping to create and I invite all other harpers and non-harpers to spend a bit of time either playing or lighting that candle and remembering those who need our love and our compassion--especially in the dark days of winter.
And sorry for the lack of music on the site, Mixpod has folded and I am looking for another good online application for my blog.
Blessings to all,