I am slowly but surely getting files uploaded from my career. I am having difficulty with the larger files; however, I will conquer this obstacle as well. Here are a few files from the 2.14.98 concert at Spivey Hall. It was a FULL MOON that night......
ODE TO ST. VALENTINE: SONGS OF PASSION, LUST, AND LOVE LOST The Shorter College Chorale, Rome, Georgia 1998 (Spivey Hall)
LOVE (For John Ratledge, February 1998)
by Dr. Thelma Hall
Imagine a force that warms our blood, lights our eyes–a passion that rises when we hear a voice, see a face, feel the touch of one we love.
Imagine the hollow emptiness when the passion is not returned.
Imagine a touch that dispels the darkness, a strength that sustains us in our fear, a morning full of sunlight, a smile that wraps us in its warmth.
Imagine the ache when we reach out and know we are alone.
Imagine a lightness of heart that lifts the spirit and makes it dance, a slow, swaying dance, smooth, sensuous, a pounding of feet, a pulsing of blood, a red swirl of motion.
Imagine the dullness of spirit that steals the fire from beneath our feet.
Imagine a force that sends us reeling, a pain so sharp its bright shards cut, a flame so hot we burn to ashes until we rise again restored, a joy so sweet we forget the pain.
Imagine, try to imagine, a world, a single heart, wrapped in winter without a hint of spring.