“Touch the earth with gentleness, touch it with love and touch her future by the way you live today.”

Those were the inspiring words presented by the Circle of Sound singing “Closer to the Flame,” a medley of 19 songs covering every emotion possible, including a medley of 1960s rock ‘n’ roll while dancing through the audience.

They certainly accomplished their goal of sending healing compassion and joy into the world. The audience was captivated and mesmerized from start to finish.

Rosemary Santoro of North Riverside joined 32 other singers with 17 conductor-leaders and players in entertaining 25 to 40 fans from North Riverside as part of an audience of approximately 500 at the Well Spirituality Center in LaGrange Park.

Music like this (sincere heart and soul) is what brings us all together to realize the real beauty and joy of life.

I look forward to this as an annual happening every May and you will be touched and inspired like you never thought possible. We all need this.

Jim Zak

North Riverside