Fare Thee Well

On Sunday September 30, the Canadian Celtic music scene lost one of its sweetest voices. Raylene Rankin of The Rankin Family passed away after an eleven year battle with metastatic breast cancer.

The Rankins have been a mainstay of Canadian contemporary folk music for decades and have always been one of my favourite groups. Raylene’s voice was unique, and could lift you up or break your heart. She will be dearly missed.

Today’s entry is not about new things (although there is newness here.) It is more about a mood. A reminiscent yet timeless and classic Celtic mood, inspired by- and in honour of- Raylene Rankin. Thanks for indulging me. Credits are below.

Fare Thee Well

‘We Rise Again’

When the waves roll on over the waters
And the ocean cries
We look to our sons and daughters
To explain our lives
As if a child could tell us why

That as sure as the sunrise
As sure as the sea
As sure as the wind in the trees
We rise again in the faces
of our children
We rise again in the voices of our song
We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
And then we rise again

When the light goes dark with the forces of creation
Across a stormy sky
We look to reincarnation to explain our lives
As if a child could tell us why

That as sure as the sunrise
As sure as the sea
As sure as the wind in the trees
We rise again in the faces
of our children
We rise again in the voices of our song
We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
And then we rise again

We rise again in the faces
of our children
We rise again in the voices of our song
We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
And then we rise again…

The Scoop
Dress: ‘Nairn’ in Ruby by Kouse Singh for Kouse’s Sanctum
Makeup: ‘Rumor Has It’ lips by Mocksoup Graves for Mock Cosmetics
Hair: ‘Abbey’in Brown08 by Elikapika Tiramisu for Elikatira
Poses by Tea Soup for tea.s
Skin: ‘Bianca’ in Apricot by Rhapzody Wilde for Mynerva
Eyes: ‘Soul Eyes’ in Faded Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard
Lashes: ‘Wild Full Thick’ by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer
shot on location on the Pure Dreams sim, home of Vespertine

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