Writing and reflecting within these longing waters during lockdown is heightening the song’s ambiguous hold. It is reminding me that when this time ends, and we are allowed outside again, it will not be a return. There will be new and old horizons we hold on for, and there will be new and old hands we hold on to. Though some of those hands and horizons may be old, our holding will take new forms and new needs, re-focused by how the world and its people have revealed itself while we've been apart. In the growing newness of the world, perhaps all that matters is the dreams and the people we hold on to.
Whoever and whatever it pulls towards, the meditative urge of All Waters reminds me that longing and love will be felt together within the depths of our hold. As we move simultaneously towards each other and towards our necessary horizons imbued with transformative potentiality, we will feel both inseparably, loving and longing at once in the ambiguity of our holding.
TRIBUTE TO THE GODDESS