Saturday, February 04, 2006

Why EVE was born

EVE is the acronym for the Epiphany Vocal Ensemble, a group of DB residents who happened to attend the choir-less 6 pm mass on Saturday evenings--on a not-so-regular basis. Think "thinking Catholic" Lilith Fair types. We were quite happy going to church whenever we felt like, until:

. . . Member A needed an outlet for the following: (1) her anger and resentment towards people who lump all Filipino women into the "low-life" box, because Master Yoda says (hahaha), Fear is the path of the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering; and (2) an inexplicable creative surge.

. . . Member B wanted something to do besides work. An understatement.

. . . Member C wanted to be part of a group that harmonises, both musically and, erm, in other ways, too.

. . . Member D's 9-month-old daughter was recently hospitalised.

. . . Member L needed an activity to remind her about her ailing mother, and that she needs to pray.

. . . Member R has survived Stage 3 cancer.

. . . and Member V needed something else to do in Discovery Bay on weekends besides sleep.

For one hour on Saturdays, we find peace. :)

"When the universe opens up and presents...a gift, I grab it.
...Cast me gently into morning, for the night has been unkind."

- Sarah McLachlan, intro of and selected lyrics from "Answer," Afterglow Live CD/DVD


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