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Earth - Seek And Ye Shall Find... Whether You Want To Or Not

Posted July 23, 2021, 12:46 p.m. by Civilian Seamus McKenzie (Future Citizen) (James Sinclair)

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Right at the end as he finished Revna moved right over to him, to the baited breath of everyone watching, and then past him with a wicked grin, and everyone laughed. She whispered to Kirsten who pointed at Canary and Revna nodded. There was some back and forth and then Canary nodded, talked to Bubba and they both grinned. Canary picked up the fiddle and slow beautiful music came from it then joined by an acoustic guitar. Revna glanced at the gathered crowd and almost lost her nerve…what was she doing? “Sit down, the lot of you, chieftess’ orders.” There was laughter and she looked at Mike, “You too.” Then in a swirl of skirts she sat down, three feet away from him. She sat facing only him. “I love you Mike.”

The road now leads onward
As far as can be
Winding lanes
And hedgerows in threes
By purple mountains
And round every bend
All roads lead to you
There is no journey’s end

Here is my heart and I give it to you
Take me with you across this land
These are my dreams, so simple and few
Dreams we hold in the palm of our hands

Deep in the winter
Amidst falling snow
High in the air
Where the bells they all toll
And now all around me
I feel you still here
Such is the journey
No mystery to fear

Here is my heart and I give it to you
Take me with you across this land
These are my dreams, so simple and few
Dreams we hold in the palm of our hands

The road now leads onward
And I know not where
I feel in my heart
That you will be there
Whenever a storm comes
Whatever our fears
The journey goes on
As your love ever nears

She set her hand, palm up on the step between them, she’d meet him in the middle any day. She’d probably let him win the bet…maybe. And she winked at him.

Here is my heart and I give it to you
Take me with you across this land
These are my dreams, so simple and few
Dreams we hold in the palm of our hands

https://youtu.be/fv2kmFZTDeY
Revna (with special thanks to Loreena McKennitt)

Mike listened and moved with the music, and even she finished he shook his head and smiled. He stood up, looked at her and said “You… you’ve been holding out on me.” and he walked towards her with arms outstretched…

And then went past her and grabbed the acoustic guitar in an embrace. The crowd cackled and Mike grinned. He looked at Bubba and Canary and said “You two take a break… Im serenading my wife.” and he began to play, walking slowly towards Revna and then sitting down not a foot from her.

Revna laughed with the rest of them. And then made a little motion with her hand that drew attention to how close he’d gotten, and that drew more laughter and a few whistles. Revna listened as he began to play, she knew this one. She reached for her bodhran sitting near them and picked it up, the dress shifting a bit and she grinned at him and began to play softly with him. And then when he began to sing her voice joined his. The sound of them together moved the whole crowd to utter silence.

You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again

Come, let me love you
Let me give my life to you
Let me drown in your laughter
Let me die in your arms
Let me lay down beside you
Let me always be with you
Come, let me love you
Come love me again

Helka looked at Cuyler and turned into him. That was their baby, singing…
Oddvar found Tara, and moved over to stand next to her, and very quietly, “Tara, you had a hand in making that boy…” he didn’t say anything else…he was crying…
Ragan stared dumbfounded at her older sister, holding on tight to Seamus’ hand…

Tara watched with tears in her eyes and a huge smile on her face. “Nae… this is who he was destined to be…” she said softly.

Let me give my life to you
Come, let me love you
Come love me again

You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again

https://youtu.be/RNOTF-znQyw

Mike (with special thanks to John Denver)

Everyone was quiet for several long moments. Revna wasn’t paying them a bit of attention. She leaned in towards him....

And he leaned towards her and they met halfway and their lips met one another.

Then the crowd went Crazy. If their cheers and chants were loud before it was nothing compared to this. It was felt and heard from the roots to the highest branches of the world tree.

Revna sighed against Mike’s mouth and whispered, “We do have a room here right?” She kissed him again, smiling hugely.

“Several, actually. We’ll have to see which one is our favorite.” he whispered back to her.

“NO NO NO! I wanna hear the VID!” Runa yelled into the cheers

Revna

Mike

Revna pulled away and looked at Tara who nodded, a wolfish grin on her face. Revna stood up, holding onto Mike’s hand. “Alright Ada we need your hurdy gurdy and…DEVLIN I need your voice up here.” Devlin whooped and took the steps in quick order. “What am I singing?” Revna turned to the crowd, “Oh my dear sweet LADY RUNA! I require your presence on stage.” Runa who was attempting to make an exit toward the gate stopped short. Oh no Revna did not just use that official tone with her. “Get up here Twin of mine,” Revna called. Runa climbed the stairs and glared at Revna. “Now we’ve had all these amazing love songs. But ya know, as a clan we just had the most epic of break ups…so we need an epic break up song. And no one sings this quite like my sister.” Devlin began to laugh. He and Runa had attempted one very horrible date together years ago. Well this song got involved afterwards and .... well that’s a story for another time. “Revna, we need bag pipes!” Revna looked at Devlin and nodded, and then looked at Mike, “My love, we are in Scotland aren’t we? Surely we can find bag pipes somewhere?” But before he could answer the drone of the pipes was heard and there stood Tara next to Ada. There were LOUD cheers and, and then the music began - drums, violin, bass and guitar, and after the first the hurdy gurdy and pipes. Devlin and then Runa’s voice rang out over the crowd in German. The song might be about the end of a relationship, but the music had everyone moving and urged them to find joy in the moment rather than focus on the bad.

(Devlin)
Ich bin heut’ Nacht
Erwacht aus einem Traum
Ein Traum wie ich ihn vorher nie gekannt

Und unterm Lindenbaume dort
In ebenjenem Traum
Hielt ich dich zartes Vöglein in der Hand.

Das Vöglein sah mich traurig an
Und fragte mich ganz leis:
„Wozu hab ich Flügel
Wenn zu fliegen ich nicht weiß?“

(Runa)
Whispered Fare thee well, Farewell

(Devlin)
Fare thee well
Komm und küss mich nochmal unterm Sternenzelt
Lebewohl und adieu
Fare thee well
Und ich tanz mit dir bis in eine ferne Welt
Lebewohl und adieu, fare thee well

(Runa)
Ich bin heut’ Nacht
Erwacht aus einem Traum,
Ein Traum, wie ich ihn vorher nie gekannt.

Und unterm Lindenbaume dort
In ebenjenem Traum
Nahm‘ ich dich armen Toren bei der Hand

(Runa and Devlin)
Du blicktest voller Lieb‘ mich an,
Da fragte ich ganz leis
„Wozu hab ich Flügel,
Wenn zu fliegen ich nicht weiß?“

(Devlin and Runa)
Fare thee well
Komm und küss mich nochmal unterm Sternenzelt
Lebewohl und adieu
Fare thee well
Und ich tanz mit dir bis in eine ferne Welt
Lebewohl und adieu, fare thee well

Fare thee well
Komm und küss mich nochmal unterm Sternenzelt
Lebewohl und adieu
Fare thee well
Und ich tanz mit dir bis in eine ferne Welt
Lebewohl und adieu, fare thee well

Fare thee well
Komm und küss mich nochmal unterm Sternenzelt
Lebewohl und adieu
Fare thee well
Und ich tanz mit dir bis in eine ferne Welt
Lebewohl und adieu, Lebewohl und adieu
Lebewohl und adieu, fare thee well

Devlin was a decent singer, and a good sport, but Runa’s voice was outstanding. Where Revna’s voice was ethereal, haunting, and moved through people, Runa’s voice was playful and rich. When it was over she and Devlin were both laughing and went to move off the stage. But they weren’t quite done with Runa yet.

https://youtu.be/ckSEnb_I3Zg
Runa (with thanks to dArtagnan and Patty Gurdy)

The pipes began to sound… loudly.

Lady Tara McKenzie stood proudly with her bagpipes on her shoulder, her fingers moving on the chanter as the bag filled the drones and the notes began to fly forth. Then, from inside the house, came more pipe music. The doors opened and Blaire McKenzie, Master Smith, walked out with her pipes following Tara’s effortlessly. The two women, mouths expertly and effortlessly filling the bag through the blowstick, looked at Runa… daring her to step up and join them.

Mike looked at Runa and said “Put up or shut up, Sis.” and slid the pipe case Tara had brought out unseen over to her.

https://youtu.be/HXm8JdC4k4c

Mike (with special thanks to Archy Jay - The Snake Charmer, Jane Espie - The Phantom Piper, and Chelsea Joy - Dame of Drones)


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