I don’t know about you…but the more I learn, the less I know. The wiser I become, the more mystery envelops me. The more I grow, the more opportunities for growth appear on my path. Ah, life…
Sometimes it really pays off when I listen to my inner self instead of my chattering mind. (Of course, sometimes it doesn’t but that’s not what this is about today…)
Patrick and I recently endured a rather mediocre movie called 7 Days in Utopia with Robert Duvall, of all people. Though the movie was overly simplistic, we found ourselves talking about it for many days…including this one.
"Nothing the heart gives away is gone… It is kept in the hearts of others." *
I'm back from taking some time to recover from yet another unutterably sad chapter as we buried my stepbrother Jeffrey last week, a mere four months after we buried his brother William. I can only believe they wanted to be together again, even if we are left with the tremendous holes in the fabric of our lives.
I just discovered that my entire catalog of music is available on YouTube! There are 54 songs to enjoy.
I'll be back with more Stories Behind the Songs next week.
You just never know how or why things happen the way they do. Or how a “random” encounter changes things forever. Or how you touch someone to the deepest part of them. The trick is to walk through life with open eyes and an open heart, noticing those moments knowing you were exactly where you were meant to be at the moment you were meant to be there.
I learned a hard lesson yesterday about the difference between holding on and letting go. It's a delicate dance that we face many times in our lives...maybe even many times a day. Every once in a while, something happens that's big enough to block our path and painful enough to want it behind us. My own lesson came in the form of my Inbox.
One of the best things about being a songwriter is the challenge of fitting words into a particular pattern with rhymes to help the listener have an easy time understanding the meaning of the words. It’s like working on a giant crossword puzzle where everything has to line up perfectly.
You're probably not expecting a negative blog from me, but I've been silent long enough. There is a subject I've been stockpiling for a long time and it's a literately irritating me. Yup. I'm officially irritated by the fashion industry! Why? Because as fabrics have gotten softer, the threads that assemble the clothes have become cheaper...and VERY ITCHY!
Many of you already know that I'm an advocate for the healing power of music. I just read an article that is the best explanation of WHY it heals and even some information on HOW it heals. And most importantly, in Why Sound Heals you'll understand how to "stay tuned."