A piece by Mel Irvine, poet, aid worker, song writer and friend.
“In January 2014 I quit my job, sacked my clients, shut down my digital marketing business and spent every cent I had volunteering in the Philippines Visayan region following Typhoon Yolanda.
I returned home obsessed, changed, uplifted and depressed all at the same time.
I sold stuff, played music in the streets (you may call this busking), received donations from family, friends and even complete strangers.
Somehow I did three trips to the Philippines in 2014; what a year!
how does my life look now?
Having rid myself of all but a few material possessions, I travel this earth playing music in the street and writing the stories of the people and the places I see.
This website and blog is a record of my travels and documents the people I meet, the places I see as well as enabling my own love of self-expression through music, art and poetry.
I am here to love the people I meet, play music, listen, tell their stories and, take my time.
This is from Mel’s Love the People you Meet Blog