Pilgrimage to Scotland with Brooke Anderson

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With Brooke Anderson I share a friendship and passion that integrates faith and love of the mystery with our creativity. We recently travelled together to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and stayed in a tiny shepherds hut on the ocean…  Brooke painted and I wrote. The spirit of laughter was ever present on this journey as  inspiring revelations of truth deepened.


The Shepherd’s Hut

By Ann Mortifee

Brooke painting
Ann writing
By the sea

Our shepherd’s hut beside the bay
Is brewing blissful peace
While on the Scottish moors around
So golden brown and green
A storm streams glory from the sky
And winds blow fierce and wild

A still small voice
A silent sound
Awakes from deep within
Where God’s own Kingdom
Does reside
The Buddha Mind
The sacred dove
Sends love
To lift the brush and pen

And when
The picture and the word
Have found their way to light
Those women of the Hebrides
Cocooned away
From howling rain
Stained by grace
In verse and paint
Receive the gift
And sing it back
In laughter full and wide

Brooke’s stunning paintings can be seen HERE

Yes, the Kingdom is truly within….Israel is planned for fall 2020. Stay tuned for more news about stepping into the mystery through creativity.

Discover Brooke’s work www.sbrookeanderson.com

Ann Mortifee

Singer Ann Mortifee is a genre unto herself. Blessed with a remarkable four-octave range and a gift for impacting hearts with her music and lyrics, her albums, concerts, full-length musicals, scores (ballet, film, opera, TV), and In Love with the Mystery book have generated national/international distinctions and awards. She is an Order of Canada Member, the country’s highest civilian honour. A world traveller, compelling storyteller, and sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences, Ann creates and facilitates inspiring arts and consciousness workshops and co-founded two foundations - for social innovation and for forestry conservation. Based in BC, Ann is the wife of the late jazz flutist, Paul Horn.

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