Layne Redmond, a leader of frame drum revival, a Sacred Feminine advocate and a teacher – in person and by her DVDs and CDs of so many frame drummers – has published a statement about her last frame drum retreat. She has moved to a hospice and is planning her eco-funeral.
It is with great sadness that I read this statement. However, a member of Todmorden Frame Drum Group said that she as inspired by Layne’s attitude and actions, and by her being able to speak about end of her life in positive terms.
Here is a quote from the statement: “I’m really at peace, busy eating anything I want and looking back over my life with true pleasure. It has been so great to meet so many of you who love the frame drum, and it has been really amazing to see how the simple desire for wanting to learn to play the drums has unfolded in my life.”
I can only say that I benefitted enormously from Layne’s life work, and that I will continue drumming and sharing Layne’s teaching and gifts with others. I am so sorry I did not meet Layne in person in this lifetime.