The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64049 Message #1047301
Posted By: CapriUni
03-Nov-03 - 09:44 PM
Thread Name: Chants vs. Song: why don't Pagans *sing*
Subject: RE: Chants vs. Song: why don't Pagans *sing*
Peg -- I think maybe it would help if we use the term "neo-pagan" (as opposed to paleo-pagan).
I know. It seems like human nature to abbreviate, though, especially when "talking amongst ourselves."
Kat -- glad you like my PollyAnna string... I'm wondering if I could register it as the name of an "official" trad ;-).... though, now that I think of it, "poly-pan-aggy-paggy," would have a nicer ring to it.
McGrath -- I can't think of anything more foolish than a society where people don't feel entitled to sing. Or whistle, as we go about our lives.
Hear! (here!) Hear! (here!)
Singing has such a different energy than speach, it carries so much further -- not only physically, but emotionally as well. I think it quite literally "lifts our spirits"
Suzanne -- those songs are just beautiful! When I'm not so tired, I'll sit down and really learn those melodies.