I am interested in compassionate mindfulness and self-soothing, and I wrote this song for myself building on a famous quote. I then thought it would be nice sung by a group too. This chant works well as a round, or the parts can make a structured song, or could be used as the basis for improvisations. The first verse is the blessing from Arnold’s Blood Brothers novel and then I wrote a couple more verses. It is also nice with verses done using just oohs and aaahs etc. Play around with it, add your own words.
Composer: Catherine Pestano plus quote from Elliot Arnold, used by kind permission.