I usually sleep in a tent when I stay in the woods and forests, but once or twice I have slept right on the ground under the night sky. I was in Missouri traveling home and stopped to rest and when I looked up at the sky it looked like the stars were moving around! Then I realized I was seeing a swarm of fireflies against the backdrop of the bright stars and it was breathtaking. I wanted to capture the beauty of that experience in this new song, written in late 2019.

I was inspired for the guitar part by the music and alternate tuning of the American guitarist Michael Hedges from his song "Fusion of the Five Elements" from the posthumous recording "Torched".

Sleeping Outside (Kathy Geary)

As I sink into the ground
I become my eyes.
As I sink into the ground
I become everything I see.

There were a million fireflies
in the skies above us
and you couldn't tell their light
from the stars.
And if tomorrow never gets here
we'll never know the difference.

As I sink into the ground
I become my eyes.
As I sink into the ground
I become everything I see.

Moving in, moving out
moving in and out.
Breathing in, breathing out
breathing in and out.
Breathing through our hearts.
Breathing in and out.