This past book reading…

Written by on December 19, 2005 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Wow, what a past several days! Friday night I was “iced in” so I couldn’t drive out to Readers Cafe in Hanover to do a book reading, but by Saturday morning, the roads were once again driveable where I live and we made it to Borders. I had had a very rough time trying to sleep Friday night, on top of running on very little sleep from the previous nights. Friday night I got a total of under an hour sleep.

By nightfall, Saturday, I had to end the bedtime story for my little girl half-way through the story, because I could no longer stay awake…no choice, it was lights out for me. I wok e up a number of times through the night, but this time was able to go back to sleep.

But that Saturday afternoon at Borders, I did fine. I read Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes to the kids, and then Stacey, my songwriting partner from DreamSinger, and I performed a song we wrote for the book by the same name, and the title track to “For the Sake of Love“.

It was so neat to talk to the kids. I’ve never done this before, and it was such a nice change for me. Writing this children’s story that simply celebrated the wonder of life through a child’s eyes was a wonderful experience for me. Once the publishing process started, it dawned on me that this is the first creative project I have done that didn’t have anything to with healing or overcoming. There were no mentions of woundings, big or small, or guilt or shame…even if in a message of hope and empowerment for overcoming them.

For me, it was like a sweet breath of fresh of air, a taste of what it’s like to step into that world…where children don’t get hurt, where life is simple and pure and just. Where you can just be a kid…

And I loved talking with the kids in the store, and looking into their eyes. My grandson was there, as well. Dionna had brought Costa, and it was such a treat for me to see him standing on her lap and dancing as I sang. He *loved* the song, and I loved watching him loving it.

Then Sunday, we went to Palmyra Unity Church Christmas service, as DreamSinger, and we participated in the service. We did Silent Night as a prayer. I’m always moved by the power of music, whether it comes through me or through another.

I’m really grateful for the gift of creativity. It’s always been a blessing in my life.

Demian,
~DreamSinger – Healing Songs

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About the Author

About the Author: Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist. Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse. My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty. Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path. .

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