A gift of friendship based on believing and trusting is one that stands all tests of time…..
While living and teaching at Maderas Village a group of yogis came to the village on a retreat. A lovely bunch of young professionals looking to relax and restore their spirits. Amongst them was a young supported grey haired woman who’s presence was subtle yet had great depth. I watched Agnes hung amongst the group for a few days and speak this spirited woman without ever really sharing long conversations. We spoke in silence, smiles and a casual hello here and there.
We finally sat and spoke briefly about music and other things that we had shared in common. She asked me how I had made the music I had previously recorded and I told her me and my friend used a digital recorder. She asked if I had one and I said I didn’t really have the money to purchase one
“how much are they” she replied
“like $400-500″ I said
” that’s not to expensive and you could probably use one right” her
“Yes of course” me
“Well let’s make a deal I will buy you the recorder if I get a copy of every album you record on it”
Not really putting any expectation on it I said
“Sounds like a lovely plan I will give you the copies of each” 🙂
“Ok we have a deal” her
A few months go by and I think nothing of it until one day I get an email asking how was I doing and what was the recorder that had wanted. I have her all the info and again she said”ok I’m gonna order it”.
A few weeks go by and haven’t heard a word from her. She had contacted me again x and explained how she had gotten into a bad accident skiing and needed all the info again.
I maintained no expectations from this stranger at this point and allowed it to happen or not.
Few weeks go buy and I get a package from eBay. I open it and it the recorder…….
A stranger believed in me and bought me this gift of creation and I have used it to record the sounds of the life that surrounds me daily. I have taken them and made a sound journey for all to enjoy.
All my works will always be inspired by the belief of a beautiful stranger.
Donna Armstrong you have know idea how much this belief of yours has allowed me to open up to a new world of sound and vibration that I am going to share with the world.
Always sharing/with your spirit I will be.
Many blessings, respect and love for all those who believe and give without expectations, especially to this lovely soul Donna Armstrong…………………your gift will change the world.
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The breath of the Sun
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Breathe and believe…