What I do know is that being part of a drum circle makes you
Even if only for a second.
And that a person doesn’t need to know or understand music.
Or beats. Or rhythm.
The drum teaches you.
Obviously, as readers would’ve guessed, this was really my first drum circle experience.
And honestly I can’t guarantee that there will be more. Or even if I care to be part of another one.
[That certainly isn’t going to get me any points.??]
But I know that as I sat there-part of the communion, it felt—simple.
Everything felt easy.
And for that one moment-everything evaporated.
That nothing else mattered but the drum and you.
It didn’t matter if you hadn’t seen anyone in the circle before,
or if you were ever going to see them again.
you collectively share something that though is far from life changing, makes you feel-good and relieved.
I cannot tell you that a drum circle can do this
Or it can bring you this .
I don’t know about the logic or rationality behind the drum circle. It is simply about drumming.
And just that.
I know that there is an energy that goes around the circle
and that it’s trying to say or do something.
People go around the world with their drums, in the hope that maybe
someone will find the message of the drum and be better because of it.
A drum, a drum, a drum am I,
a drum I am you see
if not a drum, what could I be?
.... so take your hands and put them on me
let's change from me
and down ,
around we go
here to set you free.
(Perhaps modern day angels play the drum instead of the …eh..what is it then?...the harp ,eh?)