Balm for the soul


Over the course of a year and a half
Slow whiplash
I watched in black and white and grey
As my rose colored glasses sailed away

Turn of the century
She set her sails for a different course
Twenty years after my birthday
I learned the secret of my source

Aspens all around
Greener by the hour
Stove in the middle of the circle
I hear the fire

And the river and the rain
On this chrysalis teepee
Old and new blood live in me

Cradled in the mountains
Spring leaning into summer
The questions…

Boy could spend a lifetime sifting through the years
When the well is dry, fill it with tears

Now I see the colors

From the album

“This music not only swings, rocks, and grooves–it matters. It’s the voice of a real community, with a sound and a message the world needs to hear.”

“I know that the future of music is in good hands with people like Seth around to be its caretaker. More importantly, I know the future of our world is in good hands.”

“Paradigm-shifting and culture healing music as resourcing for next-level human stewards of planet earth.”

Elizabeth Wolff
Cultural Healing Facilitator

“The argument for the most influential human in the Michigan music uprising of the past decade may begin and end with one Seth Bernard.”

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