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SPIRIT-RIDER & NIGHT-HEART

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shadow puppetry by Maisie O'Brien

set to the music of Apprentice to Transformation by Georgia Beatty

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(the HEARTBEAT story)

“Horses, don’t charge ahead, 

I called out to the Spirit-Rider,  as she made an attempt to charge past my home.  

 “Spirit-rider, it’s me, the Night.

Listen-  you must rest. 

 “Bring your horses to my field, there they can sleep in the grass, under the stars.  

Spirit-rider, lay your beautiful beasts to rest. Come in. Come in. I have food  for you. I have a bed for you.  

What did you say? Am I free?  

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Georgia & Maisie. Spirit Rider still.jpg

“Spirit-rider, do you understand? 

I know you heard the beating drum.  

 I know you called your horses and you prayed that you may ride fast enough to reach it.  

The sound, the sound of that drum! It was sounding so far away- you wanted to reach it before it ceased!  

  

Oh the fire! The fire that must be burning beside that drum! I know.   

Can you imagine, what kind of pure light must be emanating from that fire and that faraway drum, and even still - who is the drummer?  

“Can you reach her? You want to know her,  

You want her to know you... But it’s all, so so far away..."

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THE STORY OF SPIRIT RIDER &

NIGHT HEART CONTINUES IN THE SHADOW WORLD

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