A postcard from the Meher Pilgrim Retreat
by Robert Fredericks
Higher Ground is a personal statement
a postcard, sent to my friends and family
to show them what I was up to in the period of
October 2005-April 2006.
It is video shot of the fellow artists and their artwork
who I spent time with during the final stages of the
completion of the Meher Pilgrim Retreat Building.
The music is the music i would listen to or feel within myself while I was working
there framing photos of Beloved Meher Baba.
For instance, the song "Welcome" seemed to me to be very fitting
for the entire Meher Pilgrim Retreat project.
Another song entitled "Watch The Stars" has a double meaning,
one) each night I would go on the roof of the Meher Pilgrim Retreat
and see the amazing canopy of the heavens that the view would afford
and two) it also refers to watching the artists do their work, whom
I considered to the "stars" of the show. And which ,really,
this video is about.
Higher Ground is a reference to Steve Wonders song about reincarnation
and also the fact that Meher Pilgrim Retreat sits on the highest ground
of Upper Meherabad.
Because this is a personal film, and uses music that was meaningful
to me, i cannot publish the work online for the world to view, as it
would cost tens of thousands of dollars to get the copyright permissions
for the songs. So i am using the web as a means of delivering this postcard
to my family, my Meher Baba family, and my friends. Therefore the video
is private,password protected, and only available to those mentioned
above. To receive the password, email me here
and i will send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15th 2006