words + music – barehl homestead presents

My world is loud, really loud. Even when my house is quiet, the sounds linger & echo in my mind. Finding time to be still, time to replenish my soul, is most challenging for me. But tonight, my heart is overflowing with a joy and peace that nourishes every depleted ounce of my tired mind.

As I sat on the floor in the living room of the Barehls, I felt my chest rise as my lungs expanded, breathing in deeply, all the goodness that surrounded me. It was the first time I realized I had been holding my breath, holding onto stress, keeping tension imprisoned within my body. I inhaled again, deeply, with my eyes closed. The words and music poured out of the artists and into my soul… it was radiant and refreshing… and somehow, unknowingly, it was exactly what I had been longing for.

If you ever have a chance to attend an event hosted by the Barehls, don’t pass it up. I’ve never met two people who share their gifts so freely with the world. Everything they create is positively beautiful, full of peace and love.

Last night, Rachel and Adam invited guests to pile into their living room to hear poems written and read by Julia Pickerill, and music by Morgan & Elijah of Laeli. Tucked in, all cozy together with hot tea, hummus and dark chocolate… we listened in awe, burst into laughter, and shared an evening full of creative inspiration to fill our own hearts, with plenty leftover to carry into the world, wherever we shall wander.

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Sarah Baker - January 9, 2016 - 9:05 pm

Beautiful post. I feel like I am there!

mae taylor - January 9, 2016 - 9:16 pm

Sarah, you would have loved it!!

Maria - January 10, 2016 - 1:53 pm

It is just so beautifully said. And the photos reflect the light and the soul of the evening. I loved being there. And it is so so warm and cozy in the photos. I just want to sit there on the floor and keep listening..

mae taylor - January 10, 2016 - 3:43 pm

Thank you Maria! Me too!!! Let’s do it again soon! Hugs!!

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