For me, it's as much the singing as the song.
Yes, the words help, but it's the whole shared experience
of making music that makes WorlDream work for me.
Blown away once again by the harmonies and
focus of the crowd, as well as the enthusiasm and sincerity
of SteveMac. Not many more to go now, Steve!
I love this song! Ithink the lyrics and tune
are lovely and was telling someone at HarmUni that I feel
myself privileged to have joined this comunity at a time when
something so monumental is happening. We've(me, Emily,and
Dad sort of) been here only since February but I already feel
closer to many members of the filk comunity then some of my
family (that might be since they live in Ireland). Before
I start freaking people by calling them my aunts and uncles,
I want to say...oh i think I've already said it!
(The) next day I was up in time for breakfast (yay) and was
there for WorlDream. It was amazing and as beautiful as others
have said,then lunch!
When it was first announced, with just the words,
it (the WorlDream) didn't do anything for me. When
I heard smac's rendition on his own it was better, but nothing
special. Singing it in the massed group, however, is the thing
which is special. Much the same I find is true for Sam's Song
or Brenda's Strangers No More. It's the singing of it which
makes it special.
The wonderful part of the Worldream is, for
me, the feeling of commmunity and connection to others we
may never meet. For us filking a song is a collaborative thing
which reinforces that community feeling.