Falconjane – The News (Official Audio)
Grief is so complicated. It fills you with unanswerable questions, fear, sadness, and incomparable emptiness – but it is also about moving on and healing. There has been a lot of loss in the Canadian news lately, nationwide, and in my own community. “The News” is about losing someone you love and trying to find them amidst the dense, emotional fog of grief. I hope it can help aid those who are grieving by reflecting some of the complicated emotions we are feeling.
There have been severe floods in my community over the last year. One of the last ones swelled the Grand River, washing a little boy out of his mother’s arms. I was so deeply affected when I heard about it – my partner and I had driven through the area where it happened only hours before. There are a lot of commonalities between “The News” and this boy’s story. When the next flood hit, I couldn’t help but try to capture some of what my community and I had been collectively feeling.
Water can be powerful and destructive, beautiful and cleansing. Its constant flow reminds us to keep moving forward – yet we are at the mercy of the current, the rainfall, and the floods.
June 1 – Maggiolly’s – Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival, ON
June 2 – Vibes in the Valley – Mulmur, ON
June 15 – Hillsburgh Library Opening, ON
June 26 – Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON
July 14 – Burdock, Toronto, ON
July 27 – Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON
Sara May of Falcon Jane
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