Michael Garfield stops on the way home from his tour with journalist/filmmaker Charles Shaw.
ABOUT THE TOUR: The Light & Shadow Tour was a six-week national event combining music, lectures, and documentary film-making from investigative journalist Charles Shaw and visionary artist Michael Garfield as they engaged communities across the US in conversation about the role of the unconscious in personal and cultural transformation...
ABOUT THE SONG: "Offering Hands" tells the story of an island self overwhelmed by a love tsunami - how the world in all of its plenitude and splendor breaks down our barriers and thrusts us into the intense, sometimes painful (but always profound) light of an infinite life and mind.
LYRICS: Your pain - it is my pain. Your joy - it is my joy. Are we not tethered deeper than we claim? Are we not I before The Name? Your fear - it is my fear. Your loss - it is my loss. Is not this loneliness a bridge across? Are we not I not I not I not I...? Oh, bathe with me beneath the vale of tears and pray to He Who Still And Silent Hears ...and weeps that we may bathe in peace... The floodgates are open, the levee is broken, the sea overflowing to spill on the choking sands unfolding like offering hands. Love's light is roaring, the violent morning explodes over dormant land, unfolding like offering hands... Unfolding like offering hands.