Posted August 12, 2013 by Lē Isaac Weaver
One of the highlights of my Wild Goose adventure was hearing Peyton Davis play her song, “Mending Broken,” at the Chapel on the first day of the festival. She co-wrote the song with Teresa B. Pasquale for Teresa’s book by the same title.
I told Peyton and Teresa that I’d like to record the song and put it up here on Where She Is, so everyone would have the chance to enjoy it. They thought it was a great idea, and we vowed to make it happen.
But as things too often go, time got filled up and slipped away. When I woke up on Sunday morning, I realized Peyton and I had never connected to make that recording.
As Casey and I pulled in the parking lot Sunday, heading in to tear down the muddy screen house and maybe catch some of the closing ceremony, we happened to see Teresa standing in the middle of a pile of camping gear. We went over to say goodbye, and as we did Peyton and Wendy Tobias drove up.
And the lesson of the day? It’s never too late for Divinty to make beautiful things happen! I had even decided to toss my field recorder into my backpack Sunday morning, despite the fact that I didn’t expect to use it.
So there, in the middle of the Wild Goose parking lot, Peyton got out her guitar, sat down on a rolled up sleeping bag, and played the song. After one aborted attempt, due to incoming motorcycles, we got a good take all the way through without disturbance.
Here it is, Peyton Davis singing “Mending Broken” live from the parking lot at the 2013 Wild Goose Festival! Enjoy!
Peyton Davis and Teresa B. Pasquale (Teresa is holding her book “Mending Broken).
Peyton Davis is a music therapist and massage therapist who is currently a Hospice Body Worker and musical facilitator for the SEEKERS worship service at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Del Ray, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a Masters in Music Therapy. Peyton’s father is a retired Episcopal priest.
Having spent time one summer as an Omega staffer (a holistic care center in the mountains of NY), Peyton is just the right combination of musician, healer, and spiritual seeker.
“Mending Broken” is copyrighted material. Please respect this copyright and do not download and/or distribute this audio file. For information on using the file, or performing the song, please contact Peyton through the EEWC-CFT Central Office contact form.
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Stunning and what a, divine, way to begin this Tuesday. Crying because She is toppling over in my heart. Thanks for sharing the spontaneous!
I loved this song! Thanks for being open to “Divinity to make beautiful things happen!”
Thank you for all your reports, Marg and Casey. I had read about the Wild Goose Festival in Sojourners magazine but didn’t have a clear idea of what it was. Your descriptions of events and experiences were very meaningful–sometimes to the point of tears!
Great song too!
That’s my Peyton Davis… I knew she would sing again, that is one of her gifts she needs to share it with the world or else the world loses:)
Crying with the beauty of it all… feeling myself there. Thanks, Marg, for capturing the moment.
Beautiful song and magical rendition