She is a truly beautiful woman. I have loved her music, her voice, her stories for
over 20 years. I saw her in concert when she was with 10,000 Maniacs, way back when. I think I have purchased every bit of music she has created since then.
She has been a big part of my life. Her voice is soothing, rich and filled with passion, as well as compassion.
Leave Your Sleep is her most recent album, it came out about a year ago.
She collaborated with over 100 musicians to put this together.
It is a collection of children's poems, stories, songs that have meaning to her and her daughter. She put together a small book that tells a bit about each one and the author/writer of each. It's beautifully written and each song has it's own sound ranging from old worldly to jazzy. This was what I listened to most while painting the mural in the children's library.
So, this letter N, is a tribute to a woman who has been a tremendous source of
inspiration, beauty, calm and loveliness in my life. I am forever grateful to her and her amazing spirit that is so obviously filled with love, compassion, kindness, grace and so much more. For the beauty you have brought to my life.
Girls and boys, come out to play,
The moon doth shine as bright as day;
Leave your supper, and leave your sleep,
And come with your playfellows into the street.