Inspirational Song of the Weekend
Saturday — Monday, May 16 – 18, 2015
This instrumental, “The Wish” follows “They That Go Down To the Sea In Ships” on the album Deep Waters, vocals by Julia Wade and instrumentals performed by Peter Link. We thought it would be appropriate to follow the ISOTW this past week with this instrumental — mirroring the album. Enjoy!
“Deep Waters is a Suite for Orchestra and Voice. Its intention is to explore the journey from confusion to clarity that we all face daily in our time here on Planet Earth – the journey from deep waters to the fresh breath and breeze of smooth sailing. As a child I played the game of ‘how long could I sit on the bottom of the lake holding my breath.’ Finally giving into the need for new breath, I would pull my way to the top, surface, and dizzily drink in the wondrous air. The image has stayed with me all these years. It seemed a starting point and metaphor for this musical work.” ~Peter Link
“The Deep Waters metaphor echoes in a modern way the archetypal story of mankind: the voyage through the deep sea in search of the unknown, and the understanding of one’s self in the process. Take the Biblical story of Jonah and the whale, and perhaps the more ancient Odyssey by Homer as examples of this same quest. There are thousands more like these – really millions and billions if you count the lives of each human that has walked the planet – or sailed the great oceans.” ~Julia Wade
Instrumental performed by
Music by Peter Link
“The Wish … It’s full of the longing of fulfillment — that desire to carry through to completion that which we set out to do, no matter how grand or impossible the idea feels.” ~Julia Wade
“What is the wish? It is that we each rise out of the trap of materiality and find, in this lifetime, a greater consciousness of our true spiritual identity. The basis of this movement is a song that I’ve carried around in my soul for the last year, knowing that it would someday find a place in my life that made sense. I would have thought that it would have found its voice in lyrical form, but it never did.
Perhaps it was always just a wish. At first it manifested itself as just a simple guitar and harmonica track, but then, as I worked with it, the orchestration around this simple melody took me to newly discovered places. Seemed appropriate.” ~Peter Link
“Sometimes we are lucky enough to know our lives have been changed, to discard the old and embrace the new and run headlong down an immutable course. It happened to me… on that summer ’s day when my eyes were opened to the sea.” ~Jacques Yves-Cousteau