Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Heaven is in Cape Breton

So here we are at the college. There's lots of stuff going on. Classes start at 9 after breakfast that always includes porridge (good Scotish roots here, let me tell you). As we crossed the Mainland of Nova Scotia, we continued to follow in the path of some really impressive clouds. Bruce thought this one looked like a wave.
The college at St Ann's is a really special place where there is a sense of inclusion. All sorts of people, from every walk of life you can imagine, congregating for the purpose of learning something celtic: fiddle, harp, piano, drum, dance, weaving. I'm sure I've forgotten something there. And all the while, making new friends and sharing a love of the music. If ever you felt that you had no community, that you just didn't quite belong, Cape Breton has open arms waiting to take you in to show you another way of living.
Must run to my next classes. The start in just a few minutes. 2 Bodhran, 2 piano and a dance (yes, I am learning how to dance Strathspey and tomorrow we'll start on the reel steps). I'm looking forward to learning the other dance steps as this is also a time where we just don't sleep much. classes all day and dancing every night (just about). Good thing there's a bit of time in between for a nap.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Sounds like you are having a blast. Your writing is so captivating I can't wait to read more of your adventures.

Take care,