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Remembering these words from Bobby McFerrin today as I contemplate our work at On Being and listen to his communal sharing of "Ave Maria" at the Montreal Jazz Festival several years ago:

"This is what I want everyone to experience at the end of my concert is everyone has this sense of rejoicing. I don't want them to be blown away by what I do, I want them to have this sense of real, real joy from the depths of their being. Because I think when you take them to that place, then you open up a place where grace can come in."

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An inspiration for my singing scat and coro.

Wonderful !

I went to hear Garrison Keillor do a reading at Yale several years ago and he read a few of his essays. Good, poignant, funny stuff. But at the end of his program, he asked the audience to sing with him. We sang Love Me Tender by Elvis and I'll always remember feeling in an altered state created by singing those words in unison with the whole audience. There was a hushed magic in the air as we filed out, electrifying and peaceful. There is nothing, in my opinion, more bonding than singing in unison.

Gorgeous. What joy to end and Easter day?

This man is GENIUS!!!!