Drawn Home was written by Jonathan, in collaboration with Art Society (the music group he co-founded) during 2008 in Boone, NC. Most of the Art Society’s members (Justina Brinkley, Brandon Crockett, Becca Mintz, Jared Sapp, Jessie Stafford and Jon) were students at Appalachian State University at the time. When we were grieving together after Jon’s death, we remembered having several Art Society recordings, and began listening together. As the remarkable, poetic lyrics of Drawn Home progressed and concluded, we were amazed and weeping. It seemed that Jonathan was foretelling the tragedy in the Charles River, but also prophesying his beautiful, eternal redemption from this world.
The video was produced by our friend Nathaniel Calnin, and was the finale presentation at Jonathan’s memorial service.
Also see Christmas Morning.