It Ought to Start a Conversation, Right?
REFLECTIONS BY DAVID WILCOX
We sat down with singer and songwriter David Wilcox and asked him to reflect briefly on his experience at the Story, Song & Solitude retreat. In David’s own classic style, he said so much in just a few words. They were so special, we thought we would share them here with you.
“The SoulCare Project was an interesting gathering of people who are ready to have some time, to have some quiet.
When I was playing songs, they were an opening to conversations. There would be someone who…you know, its a small enough group, that if someone is really moved by a song and they feel like its asking for a change, asking for some new way of seeing, they speak it before there’s another song and they forget and they speak it.
And in the midst of the group, everybody witnesses that and they get a sense of [deep breath] like “Ok, this is not just hearing a bunch of songs but this is bringing our hearts to a place where there is enough time and enough quiet, to let it percolate in…to let it work on us.
And for a musician who’s acclimated to entertaining, its just the thing that I always dreamed of because when you invest all that time in writing a song you imagine, “Well it ought to start a conversation, shouldn’t it?
And here’s a setting where it actually can. It was really fun.”
Join us on December 16-18, 2016 for our 3rd Annual “Story, Song & Solitude” weekend at The Inn at Evins Mill. We look forward to seeing some new and familiar faces this year.