Annelinde's Music and Medicine

$4,938 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 83 people in 42 months
“You and I together, one single creation.” This is the central idea of my composition, “Song of Osiris,” as sung by Kim Hughes in the video clip, with myself at the piano. My songs are like prayers, devotionals to the Goddess in spirit and on Earth. I have been creating these compositions for more than thirty years. It was a magic day when I began to work with Kim Hughes, who has the voice, the desire and the will to bring forth the Divine Feminine in song.

       (Myself in the woods, Annelinde (Linda) Metzner)

Kim and I have been rehearsing together for about a year now, performing a number of times, and we are ready to make a CD to share our music with the wider world. I am starting this Go Fund Me campaign to help us meet that goal. But I myself have more to ask of you, dealing with my health.

Arriving in Asheville, North Carolina in 1987, I was delighted to create and direct the wonderful women’s choir, Womansong, for seven years, giving birth to a long-held dream of presenting powerful songs for peace, justice and women’s rights. A year into our founding, I conceived of the New Start Fund, now the New Start Program , to channel our earnings in a way that would benefit individual women in our community who were taking bold steps to improve their lives, sometimes under dire conditions.

This wonderful project has continued through the years, as Womansong grew and developed. As of today, the program has awarded more than a hundred thousand dollars in small monetary boosts and scholarships to women in need in our community. My current project, Sahara Peace Choir, has also earned and donated over eight thousand dollars in the past seven years.

And now I am asking you, friends and supporters, to extend a hand to me at this challenging junction. In the past seven years, I have developed a heart condition, atrial fibrillation, which has left me with debts of over seven thousand dollars for medical treatment. There are three serious health conditions with which I am dealing at the same time, with an upcoming surgery this October. I am self-employed, and missed work means lost income, while I have hospital procedures and appointments. I give private music lessons, teach music at two schools, and direct the Peace Choir and also the UUCSV Choir in Black Mountain, all work that I love.

Please, dear friends, family and loved ones, if you have the ability and the desire to help me, I ask for the community I’ve served for so many years to come to my aid now, so I might continue on my soul’s course. I thank you and bless you from deep in my heart for any amount that you feel moved to donate.

For all donations of fifty dollars or more, please go to my poetry blog, “Annelinde’s World,” ( , click on the “Buy” tab at the top right, and choose a CD, DVD or poetry book which I will send to you with many thanks for your generosity and caring.

With love and gratitude to all of you,
      Annelinde (Linda) Metzner

Big thanks to Rebecca Williams (left) of Mountain Girl Media , for making the beautiful video.
And of course to Kim Hughes (right) of White Horse Black Mountain , for her beautiful voice and faith in my music.
      And I'm the one in the middle!
      Much love from Annelinde (Linda) Metzner
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It's almost two weeks I've been home from surgery. My recovery is going well! I've resumed teaching this week, enjoying my little 3-4-5 year olds, as well as the adult piano students. Still taking it easy though.
Here is a photo of me last Saturday at the wonderful Womansong concert at Warren Wilson College. Bravo!
My peace of mind and healing through all these challenges has been greatly helped by your very kind donations. Gratitude and love to all,
Annelinde (Linda) Metzner
Big smile for Womansong at Warren Wilson
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Hi everyone! I'm home recuperating and feeling quite well. Need to rest for a few days, but the surgery went beautifully. Not in any pain at all. Susa is taking very good care of me. I am blessed and thankful for you all! On my way to returning to good health, Linda.
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As I approach my surgery this Monday the 19th, I feel buoyed along by the kindness of my beautiful community. This connectedness is so healing! Thank you to everyone who has helped me with my Go Fund Me campaign.
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As I get ready for surgery on October 19th, imagining it goes smoothly and easily without complications, I am carried along by the kindness and support I've gotten from my community. Many thanks to all the wonderful people who have contributed to my Go Fund Me campaign. Love makes the world go 'round- a nice song, isn't it?
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$4,938 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 83 people in 42 months
Created September 21, 2015
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Peggy Moore
28 months ago

Many blessings to you Linda

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Robert Tynes
41 months ago

Wishing you all the best! With love, Robert & Bette

Alison Tynes
41 months ago

Thinking of you and sending love, Linda. ♥

Gail Ashburn
41 months ago

Much Love and Good Health to You, Dear One!

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