It keeps beating, bouncing back, feeling. My heart is a mini creation, a vacated space when I make room for something/someone else, where new worlds can be born. Though I am finite, my heart is a gateway to the Infinite. My heart never gives up, reaching, hoping, breaking, exploding, limping, rising, flying on and on. Sprouting wings of longing, the heart of the world flies to the Spring, where time is born. We can love, even though we are temporary. Our hearts meet in beyond time.
Sometimes a light shines so bright in a in the darkest sky. If no one sees it, its it any less real? But I saw this light, a flash, a glimpse of what is possible.
I am a witness to the light, no less beautiful because it is temporal. When the eternal shines within the physical, beauty is born, to be cherished and held in our hearts longing. The human soul is God's candle.
We are supposed to remember daily that we were once slaves in Egypt. I do. I am the escaped one, rescued by my own soul, with all the wonder, mystery, and fear of sudden freedom. From the ashes of what was lost, I seek what my heart has always desired: true love, free expression, authentic living emotions, joyous intimacy.
I am the nebula. A bright light, or a reflected shadow. A semi- homeless cosmic event, seeking a haven. Making a haven.
This album is playing, in the truest sense: playing with composing other people's poems, playing with improvising whole songs as I go, playing songs that I have long loved that are not my own. Recording with my kids in the room when I just feel like something's got to get out. Letting it be noisy and laughing. Letting the songs stand on their own, letting go of the complex instrumentation of recent works, paring down to the heart and bones. Playing with fantasy, with a country twang, with a Hawaiian style song about sadness that makes me dance every time. I hope you find this album of departure as fun and unusual as I did. And hoping that maybe happiness is a choice; to decide to focus on what's there; to seek fulfillment with what I am, even as I long towards the infinite, which dwells within me. This music is part of a process...of passionate reawakening from a living sleep, reborn to life....
released November 8, 2015
Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Cello, Flute, and Vocals: Tziona Achishena
Harmony voice on "Sometimes I Don't Know How I Feel": Talia Zak
Into the Mystic by Van Morrison
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? by Ada R. Habershon with music by Charles H. Gabriel.
Fly My Beloved, Nebula, Forty Black Ravens: lyrics by Wings of an Angel
Vacated Space Sound Resonance designed by Wings of An Angel.
Wings, thank you for the encouragement and help. You may be a real angel.
Dad: thanks for the Ukulele!!!!
Cover Art by Tziona Achishena
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