Week 438 // The Colors You Will Name

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Every day is something new
Oh the world in front of you
Oh the colors you will name
Oh what a day

Feel the motion of the wind
Feel your stirring heart within
Heed the hour without delay
Oh what a day
Oh what a day

Here we are, we walk with you
Here we swear to see you through
Here’s a promise we have made
Oh what a day

In the forest you will grow
Meet the goddess you will know
Mother does not lead astray
Oh what a day
Oh what a day

Crest the hill and meet the rise
See it through your father’s eyes
See it clear and far away
Oh what a day

Feel the motion of the wind
Feel the stirring heart within
Heed the hour without delay
Oh what a day
Oh what a day

Notes
This weekend the world met Eloise and Eloise met the world. She is the daughter of friends so very dear to me. I won’t meet her for a little while, but that doesn’t mean I can’t sing her a song.

She’s a child of Maine, and the daughter of deep and mindful parents. I tried to divine the influence of her mother and father, and to summon her surroundings as I made this song. I wanted her to feel the depths of the power and magic in her world and family. Since she’s a baby, I know that the words won’t mean much for a little while, so I tried to put something ancient and wordless into the drone of my voice. When she’s older, she can tell me how well I did.

Hi Ellie. Welcome to the Earth. Make yourself at home. See you soon.

~M.E.

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