Mothers Wisdom feat. Eli Byrne

from by Eric Ian Farmer

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"Go forward with courage. Give from the heart. Keep a sense of humor along the way." Those are the encouraging words of the mother of my friend, Mindy. Mindy is also a mom and is passing that wisdom down to her son.


Go forward with courage,
give from the heart,
and keep a sense of humor
all along the way.

Live life from the inside.
Take care of the ones
who take care of you

Sky and Earth
flow into each other's hearts,
and they are
a part of you.

From a little child,
her mother told her,
sometimes she scolded her
for living beneath her blessing,
short of her calling.
She hears that wisdom echo
in all she sets her hands
to do.


"My child,
I wish you more smiles than tears.
This life
we've been given,
you can choose
to fear or love it,
but you'll never be
above it
or anything it.

Within it
you will find your
beautiful gift: And that gift is you!
Use your gift and...



from Flower Water, released December 21, 2012
Eli and I recorded this in Bill Filer's Audible Images studio in Central Pennsylvania. Bill was also kind enough to let me play one of his old school guitars for this recording.



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Eric Ian Farmer State College, Pennsylvania

No doubt, I sing for the love of it. If you have a mic for me to blow, maybe the people in the way back will feel some of the love, too.

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