givenness

givenness

free-written by the composer

to cherish means to hold in warmth

we are free to do this

to allow for growth

for life already there

 

to melt the crust

we did not see

to see the life beneath

 

to melt the crust

we did not know

to know the one within

 

to see our selves

beneath the crust

and others in between

 

to see beyond the eyes of one

 

at night the warmth glows freely on it’s own

to spread a canopy of fire

 

beyond the worlds of mystery known

a seed sits in the earth

 

life shows its way within the rippling arms

of vein and branch and river

 

the water’s flowing is its own

as blood runs through its member

 

we have no choice that’s not our own

unless we do not see it

 

until we enter through

the crust between us

we will not know

what we are lacking

 

we shall not know

what we are lacking

until that final glow

unless we seek to know it

Credits:

 

Filmed and Directed by Matthew Langford Josiah Langford, Producer and Editor

Andrew Langford, Artistic Advisor 

Daniel Tavani, Audio Engineer

 

Matthew Langford, Composer

Chad Somers, Tenor

Christopher Kayler, Piano

Nicole Langford, Viola

Matthew Langford, Trumpet & Glockenspiel

©2020 Matthew Langford