Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Floating on a "Flute Cloud"
So my friend and I drove to Florida, we were attending for the first time Musical Echoes, a Native American Flute, Art and Cultural Festival. We were excited enough to drive the thirteen hour trip in one day! Having never been to this part of Florida when we saw the white beaches and beautiful Emerald Coast with white sands, we couldn't stop smiling! I worry this morning that the oil spill from the off shore drilling disaster will touch this beautiful coastline and all the life that lives in these waters will be harmed. Sending flute prayers today for all that live in these waters.
The exciting part about this trip is knowing that we'd be meeting up with friends who would be performing, friends that were vendors and friends we have come to know at other flute events. It is always fun when people come together and share a common interest. This is a "flute family" we are associated with and it is an amazing family.
I entered the Art competition, the theme was Red-Tailed Hawk. I made a beautiful gourd bowl with a carved Red-Tailed Hawk, some carved feathers, turquoise beads were inlaid and it got a third place ribbon!
Between moments at the Emerald Coast beaches and the festival, we were definitely on cloud nine! It is hard to relate all the funny things that happened and hard to share how much love is in this community of flute people. It is truly heart warming seeing people come together to help one another, pray for one another and I am blessed to be a part of this caring family. I long for the next event. In the mean time we will keep in touch by phone, emails and facebook.
Can you tell, I am having difficulty coming down from the "flute cloud"? I want to hold tight to the moments. I look at the photos, I am back again, at Ft. Walton, Florida.
I better make a list of things I need to do...... the real world will not wait on me to come down from my moments of flying. I must get my feet back on the ground, finding a new washer is today's project, how is that for reality?
I am looking forward, our Flute Circle meets on Saturday, yes, I can go back to my "flute cloud" again!
Photos: Upper right, the Emerald Coast, Florida
Middle left, me standing at the landing in Ft.Walton
Lower right, some performers & guests at Musical Echoes