This past Sunday, the New World Chorus participated in a beautiful service at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Stamford to celebrate the upcoming Valentine’s Day this Friday, Feb. 14th. With heartfelt songs and a powerful message brought by our very own Dr. Chela Belcher (NWC Spiritual Dir./Asst. Choir Dir.), the congregation was blessed by the theme “Love is All Around Us”. The choir presented a new song by the same name, which speaks to the notion that love is LITERALLY all around us… everywhere. In the atmosphere, in the falling snow, in the colors of Spring, in everything we see, touch, hear, smell etc.. I was inspired to write this song because of a movie I had recently seen at Temple Beth El called “Journey to the Universe” an Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation (http://www.journeyoftheuniverse.org/). The movie deepened my understanding of how we are literally one. Not just with each other as human beings and all of life here on Earth, but even more profoundly, we are one with the entire universe.
I want to give a special thanks to Rev. Dr. Frances Sink and the UUSIS for always being so welcoming and for allowing us to share our music and message with their congregation.
Happy Valentine’s Day!! Beth