Claiming your inner Mermaid
a theological postcard in appreciation of Gyða Valtýsdóttir's album Evolution
The bravery it takes to come in embodiment on the planet today &
the celebration of being alive & being in a body. I guess merfolks
[mermen and mermaids] are the missing link in our history of evolution.
The lure to say "yes" to bodily life, in an age fraught with suspicion of
the body and fear what is different, is one of the primary ways in which
the Eros toward life - whose very body is the universe -- is
immanent within the world. This Eros -- God --
calls us to glide with others. To be mermaids.
How Gyða Valtýsdóttir created Evolution
“Evolution was an effortless birth. So much so that I thought - is this allowed! I have always given value to blood, sweat and tears so this was a new process for me. Whenever I felt even the softest touch of resistance, I let it guide me in other directions. The work didn’t listen to my suggestions of it being a little more this or that. In the end it decided its own course and it was genuinely uplifting to simply surrender to its demands.”
Gyða Valtýsdóttir's album as a Hymn to Gliding
Mermaids play a powerful role in the history of cultural evolution. Sometimes they are malevolent creatures, but I have in mind mermaids of the benevolent type. By mermaids I mean loving mermaids.
I Annarri Vidd
from Rosa Gollan of New Sounds Radio,
Moonchild and its Video
"Moonchild was written on the one moon birthday of Anika Loa, my partners baby, which he created & co-parents with his amazing friend Jenni. She was born on a full moon and we had a little moon celebration on the next full moon. She´s also a cancer, so a true Moonchild.