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Gathering

:::  TWIST OF HEMP  ~ Week 26 :::

In which John Joe Badger takes to the spring time forest in search of a snack.  He discovers woodland based culinary treasures so fleeting this time of year.  It is difficult to gather with loved ones just now and so, we take to the quiet end of the woodlands to gather food, and otherwise stick close to home in our hut or possibly out in the woodshed when it’s time for practicing music.

The tune in this little film was newly composed just for John Joe himself by Andrew Finn Magill.  John Joe and I are deeply grateful for this beautiful gift.

 

gath·er
/ˈɡaT͟Hər/
verb
gerund or present participle: gathering
  1. 1.
    come together; assemble or accumulate.
    “a crowd gathered in the square”
    Similar:
    congregate, convene, assemble, meet, collect, come/get together, muster, rally, converge, cluster together, crowd, mass, flock together, foregather
2.
bring together and take in from scattered places or sources.
“we have gathered the information”
Similar:
collect, get together, put together, accumulate, amass, assemble, garner, store, stockpile, heap up, pile up, stack up, hoard, put by, put away, lay by, lay in, set aside, stash away
~~pick up from the ground or a surface.
“they gathered up the dirty plates and cups”
~~collect (grain or other crops) as a harvest.

Virtually in Tune

~  Twist of Hemp Week 20  ~

The woodland is quiet all around.  Everyone, sheltering in place.  But if you listen closely to the ground, and in the trees, you might hear the whisper of music and conversation….

It would seem that the magical mycelial network has been working overtime making sure that all our animal friends are counted and cared for and have enough company, even for the most solitary among them.

The kettle is on, the tunes are being practiced, and we all merely….

wait.  Patiently.  Kindly.  alone, but together.

*author’s note.  This is WEEK 20!!  Thank you for following along on the musical misadventures of sweet John Joe Badger.  As you may have guessed, he’s a bit of me combined with the best bits of others as well to become his very own self.  I am really enjoying this series.  JJB’s world reflects our own, of course.  But hopefully with a bit more whimsy and sweetness in this dark and uncertain world of our own.