"Feathers of the Wind" is drawn from a 19th Century folk tale about a man who went around spreading lies about his rabbi. Eventually, after learning that he had badly misrepresented the rabbi, the man went to him to apologize and make amends for the damage he had caused.
Realizing this was a teachable moment, the rabbi instructed the man to cut a hole in a feather pillow and scatter the feathers all over the village--which he did. Everywhere he went he saw feathers--on doorsteps, caught in trees, whisping through the streets. Then finally the rabbi asked him to go and gather them all up--to which the man exclaimed, "how can I do that, the wind has carried them away?" So it is with our words. Like feathers in the wind, our words all fly away never to be retrieved.
The overriding theme of this collection is that our words and actions have consequences. We've been placed here for a purpose and our mission should be to figure out what it is so we can fulfill it.
Copyright 2013. Lyrics and Music by Rich DuBose, except "Come Thou Fount" and "Hard Times," which are public domain songs.
Lyrics and Music by Rich DuBose, except "Come Thou Fount" and "Hard Times," which are public domain songs. Copyright 2013. All vocals and instruments by Rich DuBose, except "Hard Times," which features gifted musician, Debbi Alexander, on backup vocals.
Recorded in Rescue, California. Mastered by Clay Smith of Sound Smith Studios in Bend, Oregon.
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