I am sighing on a dreary cool and atmospheric day in Carrboro, NC.
I live in a giant red school bus with a handle bar mustache.
I sing every night with the Parade and spend my days cleaning up after the music spills out onto everything we call our way of life.
This current collective of song writers beckons me to pull nearer...
To everything outside of the culture and somehow meet it face on.
I will return to Burlington at the end of May, with another Joy Parade tour under my belt, and my eyes geared intently on the future of all my apologies.
But first I would like to share an excerpt with you all from the Book of Tea (thank you Daghjve):
"The comedy of life could be made more interesting if everyone would preserve the unities. To keep the proportion of things and give place to others without losing one's own position was the secret success of the mundane drama. We must know the whole play in order to properly act our parts; the conception of totality must never be lost in the individual... only in vacuum lay the truly essential. The reality of a room, for instance, is found in the vacant space... not in the roof and walls themselves. Vacuum is all-potent because it is all-containing. In vacuum alone motion becomes possible. One who could make of himself a vacuum into which others might freely enter would become master of all situations... In art the importance of the same principle is illustrated by the value of suggestion. In leaving something unsaid the beholder is given a a chance to complete the idea and thus a great masterpiece irresistibly rivets your attention until you seem to become actually a part of it. A vacuum is there for you to enter and fill up to the full measure of you aesthetic emotion."
Love to all of you from the road and beyond that road. I will do my best to live up to charge I have placed upon myself... now that I have your help.