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Sunday, January 05, 2014

Give Good Gifts

One utopian society I am studying as research for my book is the Shakers.  Although I think they sorta blew it with the celibacy stuff, I love the lifestyle of equality among all people that they tried to achieve.  The society I am creating in my book is one in which music and dance are integral to the life of the community, as with the Shakers (only my fictional society is quite different)  Here is an example of a less-known hymn Shaker hymn called "Give Good Gifts":