Here was the Eastern sky today at sunset. When choosing one song out of many to fit this scenery on a reflective New Year’s Eve, I gave up and chose two instead. Here they are.
Song 1: “ИНОК” духовный стих
Artists: Лазурно-золотой Берег Запредельного “Azure-Gold Shore of Beyond”
“ИНОК” (Inok, the Monk) is an Old Believer folk song from the Altai region. My Russian isn’t good enough to catch most of the words. But apparently a monk is walking through a green field of flax, weeping and sobbing over his fate. In the refrain, “Cherno-Rizyi” means “O Monk (literally, O Black-Cassock).” The song ends with a prayer to the Theotokos, Queen of Heaven.
The Siberian music group Azure-Gold Shore of Beyond are proficient in many traditional instruments and songs. They also study the teachings of Sri Chinmoy.
Song 2: “Wintergatan Soundtrack 01 – MUSIC BOX, HARP & HACKBRETT”
Artist: Martin Molin
Martin Molin invents his own music boxes and other instruments, then composes music to fit. He and the Wintergatan music collaborative then post the music on their channel.
Off to work on a New Year’s story to post here…
Best wishes and blessings to all of you in 2022! – Mary
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Happy and Blessed New Year, Mary. 🙏🦋🤍
And you too! And your loved ones! And all of your dreams!