Remember the River

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The idea of the river came about while I was working in Beirut with students from war-torn Iraq and Syria. 

I wanted to  empower them not only to become better musicians but to have an image of beauty and strength that they could remember in the midst of suffering. 

I thought back to a magical time I had spent creating a project in the Amazon rainforest.  I remembered the natural beauty, exquisite biodiversity and relentless determination to survive and thrive of all of the creatures I encountered. 

There were certainly parallels, so I incorporated the image into a vision of beauty they could hold on to and share with others in the midst of tremendous difficulty.

   -  Susan McDonald  -
 Founder of Remember the River

The river is both literal and figurative. Within each of us  flows a river in which 

lives everything beautiful...  every lovely image,  every  exquisite sound, all that 

is good and noble and comforting.

Through artistic expression, it is our goal to help those who are suffering to 

access the river of beauty within so that they may remember and pass on the

message to those around them that there is still hope .

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