Somedays it’s nice to be an afterthought. Blending into the scenery I observe in solemn silence the world around. Composed of us, we reflect. Breathing in the moment, fighting off tears of joy and pain that cut like a razor blade. To avoid being annihilated to shreds, I hide in this quiet place. Surrounded by strangers, I feel safe. The cuckoo birds will not bother me today.
“For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.” -Reba McEntire
A wonderful quote from an amazing woman and performer. Music is what gets many of us through some of the most difficult times. It can save lives, when the weight of the world seems unbearable. Captivating songs are a precious reprieve, allowing the release of pain and acknowledgment of the joy of living.
Music is directly correlated to development and memory. It has been proven to improve the wellbeing of people who are suffering from physical ailments, as well as mental. I highly recommend watching a wonderful documentary called Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory. It’s a tearjerker that will motivate you to dig out your old iPods and donate them to a good cause. http://musicandmemory.org/donate-my-ipod/
Wow, this year has been amazing and super busy! Meant to post this a while ago. Here’s the link to a lovely interview on GRZNYC.com *much appreciation and gratitude*
Copyright photo by Savannah Spirit 2014
If listening to this doesn’t bring tears to your American eyes there’s something wrong with you. Happy 4th of July!
After years of hard work as a performer, the time has finally arrived. I’ve earned my Actor’s Equity card! Very exciting, because I’ll be able to audition for Broadway shows and other professional theater productions. Right on cue, my first major musical audition is coming up very soon. It doesn’t matter if I get a role or not… this is just the beginning of accomplishing my lifelong goal of performing on Broadway. I am very grateful and overwhelmed, in a good way.
Music has saved my life. Many of my friends would agree. Without it, we wouldn’t have survived the trials and tribulations that the world has thrown at us. It’s a daily battle to focus on the positive, especially when there is so much negativity in the world.
I’m grateful to be a musician, channeling emotions and frustration into creativity. It doesn’t matter if anyone enjoys my compositions, but I do appreciate the support of my friends and fans.