Arranger: Kri Schlafer
Composer: Kri Schlafer
Lyricist: Kri Schlafer

Shine 20160715

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When I went to my first All Choir Gathering in 2012, I experienced one astonishment after another. I was given financial support, which made it possible for me to attend. I was given space to offer attunement workshops, which were full of delightful exploration for me. And I met person after beautiful amazing person, and had such deep and rich interactions, day after day. I felt roundly soundly greeted and welcomed in, accepted, appreciated and held. On the last day of that gathering, the lyrics to this song came to me. Four years later, this Spring, I was in a deep-tangled painful struggle place. I took myself for a walk, and the melody started coming through. Harmony voices followed, and the whole song was born. Such a wild experience to bring it to term in the middle of a lived experience so directly opposite the song-message. So it is. I recorded it and played it over and over to myself. It is still working on/in me.


Earth, be my witness,
Sky, hear my prayer.
Now that I have come to this place,
I do not fear to shine.