I’ve not posted to the forums for several years though I do peek in now and again. Some may remember me as the guy that wrote “Planxty Dale Wisely”
…or perhaps for other things not quite so positive <grin>
At any rate, back in the day I know there were a fair number of “Christian” whistle players out there so this may possibly be aimed mostly at them. While I don’t consider myself “Christian” (or anything that has a name to it), I do firmly believe in the power of positive thought and prayer. If I was forced to enter on a form a word for my religion I would probably choose the word “music”. There have been countless times while playing whistle and especially singing harmony I’ve had a feeling that I think borders on what would have to be called a “religious experience”. But I digress. Back to the positive thought and prayer bit, I need both right now. My 19 year old daughter, Evlin, has been diagnosed with leukemia (AML) and has to contend with the FLT3 mutation that makes the cancer more aggressive, harder to treat, and also increases the chance it could return.
Back in the mid 90s I wrote an air for Evlin, “Evlin Rose
”, that I am now using as a sort of music-prayer to have the auditory and fine motor focus as a vehicle to send positive thoughts and wishes for her healing & recovery. I invite any of a like mind to join me in learning the tune to that end or adding Evlin to your prayer group(s) or any of the above.
An audio file lives at:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/33288859/Evlin%20Rose.mp3
The dots and lines are at:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/33288859/Evlin%20Rose.pdf
A clip of the tune once through is on YouTube at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VYoq_Be ... AAAAAAAAAA
Best and Thanks,
David de la Barre