Ah the joy of making music with a friend at the Farmer's Market in Amherst. The open air, the dancing grandchild, the curious toddler, the movers and shakers responded so freely out there in the open. We were grateful for the canopy but we felt connected to those who were free to move to the melodies and beat. What a way to beat the heat. These summer days slow us down to hang out together in the center of town. Sniffing homemade goodies, nibbling fresh strawberries or slurping up a yogurt popsicle, families strolled by just drinking in the slower pace. Heaven is right here, right now, when we make music together. Here is one of my original summer songs, inspired by a tiny creature on the shore of Maine one late afternoon.