Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Music of pilgrimage

One of the aspects that I appreciate about pilgrimage is music! The music I heard in Spain on pilgrimage is different than the music in Israel, is different than the music in Guatemala, is different than the music I heard in Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, the desert southwest of the States, Ireland...

I remember one night, attending synagogue evening prayers in Jerusalem, listening to the Psalms being prayed through music. There was a lilting "lah-lah" line that stuck in our ears, minds, tongues, dying to be sung as we left evening prayers that night of Rosh Hashanah.

Music matters!

Salaam and shalom,

Buen Camino!