Last fall I had the privilege of listening to Del Barber (www.delbarber.com) a singer/songwriter from Manitoba. He was an invited artist to the Shelter Valley Folk Festival. (www.sheltervalley.com) Del is a Juno nominee who shares a worldview of critique and hope that makes one take note and listen. His story telling and introductions between songs were punctuated with a phrase that captured the sense of being in a place where things are good. It being Labour Day, with the weather being warm, enjoying good company, listening to uplifting music, having good food and drink, he commented … “This is what it must feel like to be living in God’s pocket.” It’s a phrase that he learned from his father.
Many times since that weekend I have found myself in situations and thought, “This is what it must be like to be living in God’s pocket.”
I was so touched by this phrase that I had Del Barber autograph a CD with this phrase and had the foresight to get his verbal permission to use it – if that counts for anything.