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A SONG FOR A STRANGER

I didn't know exactly why I was on my way to the waterfall at Glen Helen, except it was one of my favorite places in the autumn when forest was turning red, green, yellow and orange hues. Mother Nature’s summer goes out in a blaze of color.

The Creator had called me here and I was enjoying myself playing my wonderful Native American flutes standing by the waterfall with the birds singing and the squirrels scampering around gathering nuts for the long winter ahead.

A group of people walked by me as I played, over the bridge and out of sight. I was inspired by the beautiful woodland setting, the wonderful sound of the waterfall, the wind blowing gently and the sun on my face.

The music poured out of my soul as I felt the breath of the Creator make the wood in my hands sing like I have never heard it sing before.

My head was light almost spinning from the joy that had filled my heart and lungs when I saw the group of people who had past me earlier returning on the path where they had come across the river and back towards me.

One of the girls was walking about twenty feet or so in front of the others and crying. She walked directly to me and stood in front of me.

When I finished playing tears still rolling down her face she told me that her father had recently died and he asked them to come here and remember him spreading his ashes in his favorite place.

She proceeded to thank me for the music I had played telling me that the music was perfect and a gift from the Creator.

I told her this was also one of my favorite places and played a song I have played for many a fallen warrior for him.

By this time I was crying and all of her friends were holding hands and crying.

I reached into my pouch and handed her an album with the song I had just played for her on it and told her

I now know why the Great Spirit called me here today.

John De Boer

John De Boer has been a professional musician for over 20 years. A multi-talented composer and entertainer, John has been performing on stage and national television since he was four years old. He holds a degree in fine arts and is a certified music teacher. Still, John mostly plays "by ear", believing that music theory and sheet music are a mere guide, a "road map" to assist a person in finding the music which resides inside of each of our souls. John De Boer's music is played from his heart, and when you hear his songs you can tell they were born from deep within his soul.

I have both of John's CD's and I listen to them every day. ~ Stone Woman

To See John: Download his Current List of Performances (04/15/07)
To hear the music and see a video of John Be Boer go to Sonic Garden
http://www.sonicgarden.com/sonic-web/artist.cfm?artistid=10261 .
To order John's CD's go to SkyDancer Designs on Ebay
http://stores.ebay.com/Skydancer-Designs
To Get John's Complete Book of Music at Sound Click
http://www.soundclick.com/johndeboer 
To Email John De Boer : spirit_of_thunder_2002@yahoo.com

Choose Music Options # 2 "Cry for a Vision", #3 "Eagle's Cry", #4 Island of Ocracoke to listen to music by John De Boer while viewing the website.

 

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