More Celtic and Nature
“There is no plant in the ground
But tells of your beauty, O Christ.
There is no creature on the earth
There is no life in the sea
But proclaims your goodness,
There is no bird on the wing
There is no star in the sky
There is nothing beneath the sun
But is full of your blessing.
Lighten my understanding
Of your presence all around O Christ
Kindle my will
To be caring for Creation.”
Phillip Newell, Celtic Prayers from Iona
The late Native American producer and musician, Jim Wilson, recorded the chirping sounds of crickets at regular and a slowed down speed which is said to match “the average life span of humans”. In the slowed down version, the crickets seem to be singing alleluias. It is an impressive sound of praise from nature. No one else to my knowledge has been able to reproduce the sound, so it may be manipulated in some way, but nevertheless, I have listened to the recording so often that when I am outside in the night sky with the crickets, I hear an angelic chorus.