Monday, 23 April 2012

Iron and Wood



Dear Listener,

This week, we have a woodcutter, a mysterious old woman, a sailor, a lace maker and some magic ... sounds like the makings of a fairytale! I hope you enjoy it. Here's a direct link to the MP3.

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This week's soundtrack comes from the brooding ambient cello of Jami Sieber's "Unspoken" with a dose of pianistic wonderment from Giorgio Costantini's "Atmosphere".

Sweet dreams!

Seymour

6 comments:

  1. I recently found your podcast while on stumble upon. I thoroughly enjoy your stories and hope to hear more from you.

    (A fan from New Zealand)

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  3. Hi Seymour,

    I wanted to tell you how wonderful I think your stories are. This is one of my very favourites, along with Tree and Stream, The Wisdom of Things Lost, Beth and the Emerantil...well I really love all of them, but especially the ones with strong nature themes. It's clear in your writing the deep love you have for your wild places. I often find myself with goosebumps or getting a little choked up because they stories are just so beautiful and wise. I'm a college student and listening to them really helps me relieve stress, and it kind of puts things into perspective. Sometimes they help me fall asleep. The narration and music choices are always excellent, also. You've even helped inspire some of my own stories as well. Thank you so much for this wonderful podcast. Here's to many more journeys to the border of sleep!

    Wishing you well,

    Sarah in Montana

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    1. Sarah/Sparrowhawk

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment and thank you for listening to the stories. It is so encouraging to hear from people in faraway places who are enjoying the stories - it keeps me going, too.

      Blessings on your waking and your sleeping :-)

      Seymour

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  4. Hi Seymour, I live in the north of Portugal, among the hills....simple life, chopping wood, looking after a piece of land for someone. A friend and I live in a small cottage, overlooking a river valley. It is tiny, and we have a small wood burner in the corner that heats the whole place. I sit on a small stool at weekends by the fire, with a glass of wine and some dry roasted peanuts, and listen to your stories. For 20 or so minutes I feel transported back in time to an era when there was no screen to watch, only the stories and songs of kith and kin. And I love it. I don't know what to say, but the imagination in your stories is......cool (that isn't a word that does any justice, but is what comes up). Maybe my words are the uninteresting ramblings of a man in his forties, who, during this temporary chapter of his life, has decided that fireside stories bring more presence and soul into a brief moment than anything else, but, I felt like conveying that to you and offering some deep gratitude for what you bring into a fast-paced, action-packed world, where everyone is so eager to experience the extraordinary, that they miss the extraordinary to be found in the ordinary. And that is what you bring - something extraordinary in a simple story. Thanks very much. Warm regards, Phil.

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    1. Phil!

      Want to swap lives? It sounds like you have a found a sweet space to inhabit, physically and spiritually for this time. I'm delighted to hear that my stories are little part of that. Thank you for taking the time to comment and paint a picture for me. It's absolutely my pleasure and you are very welcome. I wish you many many 'ordinary' days, and sweet dreams!

      Seymour

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