Mama Sid uses a metaphor to explain the purpose of meditation. Raina finds herself unexpectedly moved.
Now close your eyes, and imagine, with each breath...
You’re building a container
Picture an enormous wooden bowl
Building a container
And there’s nothing it can’t hold
A vessel deep and wide
To hold all of your life
You’re building a container called awareness
So whatever you are feeling
However subtle or intense
A part of you is larger
Than even the darkest circumstance
The ocean holds the waves
The fire holds the flames
SID AND YOGIS
And you can hold it all
In your awareness...
Welcome to the winter retreat.
(SID watches RAINA for a moment. “The Human Experience” theme continues as the lights and scene shifts. SID exits.)
(Softly) Hello, grief.
from The Fourth Messenger, featuring Vienna Teng
released November 10, 2015
Music by Vienna Teng
Lyrics by Tanya Shaffer and Vienna Teng
Directed by Matt August
Music Directed and Orchestrated by Ryan O'Connell
MAMA SID: Vienna Teng
RAINA: Cailan Rose
ENSEMBLE: Chris Aceves, Robert Brewer, Anna Ishida, Barnaby James, Maria Mikheyenko, Leandra Ramm, Ashley Simms
Piano and keyboards: Ryan O'Connell
Violin: Anthony Blea
Cello: Freya Seeburger
Drums: Ken Bergmann
all rights reserved