Why do I give away feathers at my shows?
Let’s not forget I also give away my own poetry but back to the feathers. ; )
If you’ve read my post, Feathers from Heaven, then you know that feathers symbolize a connection between God’s love and us. Giving away feathers is my way of saying God bless you and thank you for coming. I think it’s more personal giving someone a tangible symbol of well wishes than a simple “thanks for coming” into the mic at the end of the show. It’s my way of making a connection with those I meet and hopefully, when they look at the feather, they remember that someone reminded them that they are valuable, loved, and recall the encouragement to carry on that they received at my show because that is what I aim to do with each performance.
It’s always refreshing to see people’s faces light up when I explain this and they pick out a feather and a poem at the end of a set. Remember, you are loved.