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Posted By: Bill D
04-Oct-11 - 02:47 PM
Thread Name: 2011 Getaway Reports
Subject: RE: 2011 Getaway Reports
All thru the weekend there were times of 'fun' and times just pleasant music and re-meeting great people and talking about the world in general......and then there are the moments where magic happens and one is transported.
One time for me was in the Civil Rights Movement workshop led by Greg & Terry (Magpie). I had, of course, heard them before as they are a major voice in keeping various issues & movements alive and relevant thru song & story. So, I wandered in expecting to just re-hear some of the favorite songs that *I* remember from my involvement in the mid-60s. Then, chords were struck (both guitar & mental) and my own experiences just welled up and I found myself sharing, singing, listening, learning in ways I had not done for years. I knew a small piece of a song/chant that caused Greg & Terry to dig out the long, finely tuned version...with no one really sure which was the 'original'.... and for those moments, it didn't matter.

   Then others added songs and stories that were highly personal, and I was alternately grinning and tearing up as we all truly 'shared' a theme about a very important time...with general agreement that it is never **finished**, whether it is sung about everyday or not.

and, like Rita, I will dig up more memories later. I just had to get something said about that first.

Thanks, Greg & Terry...I hope to have another opportunity to explore with you....