This weekend, our family moves from Northern Mexico to Greater DC.
I believe that, if we pay attention during life’s transitions, the seasons of our lives can reveal themselves with unique clarity. That is, it is possible to harness the emotional intensity of a transition and, holding the moment gently, to gather the meaning of the past years.
I often need help to pay attention in this way, and one song in particular helps me achieve this disposition. It was written and performed by former colleague, master teacher, and dear friend, Michael Crean. It is from an album that forms the musical backbone of the audiobooks for Audacious Ignatius and Sorin Starts a School.
Here is the song, entitled “Seasons.” (It is registered on SoundCloud under his pen name.) For an optimal experience, listen with good headphones after everything the day requires has been done.
Here’s to attentiveness, whatever the season.