Jerry Silverstein

Sacred Ground

Performer: Jerry Silverstein
Writer: Jerry Silverstein


"Sacred Ground" was the first song I wrote for the new project, and though it was specifically written about the holy land of Israel, it reflects a universal reverence for the Earth that we all share. When traveling recently in New England, Elaine and I (with Don and Liala Strotman) wandered into a coffee shop in the Berkshires run by a wonderful photographer whose exquisite work is regularly featured in National Geographic. He said that his extensive travels have convinced him that we are all citizens of the world. He feels that the political and cultural differences he observed pale by comparison with all that we share in common, and we also share one planet that we have a responsibility for nurturing. If only people realized that we are all walking on sacred ground, perhaps we could live and work together in peace.