It's been a beautiful time so far here in the Great Northern forest and lake region of the state of Minnesota.
I'm loving the trees, the scent of the pines, the whispering of many trees together with their friends and relatives all moving as one with the winds.
You gotta take yourself into a forested area and witness how happy the trees are when they're allowed to grow their own way.
Like a happy society of any race or species, when everyone can move in harmony together you've got happiness.
I don't know where this happens in the world with Humans, but maybe Sweden seems sort of that way.
Humans in the dance of Life together, through good times and bad, supporting each other.
New York City. I've witnessed that kind of Human compassion and cooperation many times in New York.
Up here near the Canadian border I see a lot of happy relaxed residents.
My concerts here have been mostly attended by local people and I consider that the greatest compliment.
When we tour in Europe we play for local people as well mostly.
I suppose tourists to a region aren't in need of the outreach that my music offers.
Often at my shows I see a man or a woman alone, just listening.
Often I watch them wipe their eyes at the parts of the songs I find to be most touching as well.
We are there together, I'm their partner for the evening through the music, I'm having a conversation with them, I'm their company as they sit and have their drink.
I've seen this in these two shows.
I love to see the tenderhearted people arrive and choose their place to sit.
I watch these people throughout the show and I make sure they're getting what they came for.
Usually they don't come to be "entertained".
They come to be moved, to be able to reach certain emotions you don't reach very often in daily life.
They're not there so much to watch me rock out and shake my ass, although I do enjoy that sort of thing in my shows for sure.
They've come for the Holy Spirit and I do all I can to invite and set the scene for he Holy Spirit to join us.
And when the Holy Spirit is present we all know it.
Sunday morning, Ely, Minnesota.
Show today on the lake shore at 1pm.
If you're in the area, email me firstname.lastname@example.org and come to the show.
If you're reading from somewhere else, anywhere else, know that I'm planning to come see you as soon as possible.
This is working and we can do this anywhere.
Stay safe, stay well, stay wild, as Petra would say.