December 22, 2021
The tilt of the earth and seasons intrigue me. I awoke yesterday on winter solstice with an invigorated spirit. There is something about knowing that it’s the shortest day of the year and for the next six months, the light will grow. I think my excitement carries over from my Alaska years. Up there on winter solstice, the sun only rose for a handful of hours, hanging low above the horizon.
I love this quiet, cold, reflective time - walking in darkness through neighborhoods, bundled up, admiring holiday lights. It’s comforting, and I feel like a child expectantly awaiting to open a gift. In the darkness, infinite possibility awaits when daylight breaks.
Wherever you may be and whatever you celebrate during the holy-days, I wish you peace and an invigorating return of light.
“Deck the halls and make them holy,
Fill the streets with scenes of glory,
And be the peace we long to have;
Extend our hands to our neighbor,
Open our hearts to one other
And live the love we yearn to feel.” ~lyrics from “Be the Peace”
Thank you for supporting my music. I appreciate you.
Much love and light,
PS - check out “IT’S RESURRECTION TIME: An Interview With Amber Norgaard”
AND if you need an extra infusion of love, here's a casually recorded/videoed live performance of my song “Came Here to Love” by my band
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Amber Norgaard at Wisdom's Cafe
FIRST FRIDAYS are always FUN at Wisdom's Cafe' with music, friends and fabulous food/beverages.
Songs feature Amber's vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, keyboards along with stellar musicians Doug Floyd (electric guitars, acoustic guitar), Jay Trapp (bass), Ralph Gilmore (drums), Joe Ferguson (mandolin, harmony vocals), Seth Murzyn (viola, violin), Alex Flores (tenor sax), Carla Brownlee (baritone sax, tenor sax), Tyrone Williams (background vocals/arrangements), Justine Boswell (back up vocals), and Michael G. Ronstadt (cello). Recorded, engineered, and produced by Steven Lee Tracy (Saint Cecilia Studios). Mastered by Adam Boose (Cauliflower Audio Mastering).