Perspective

Exercise in Denial

It was just another unpainted clapboard house dotting the rural southern landscape neglected ravaged by the elements long void of human life   The winter of 1995 traveling on Montgomery HWY 31 South would change all that   A friend seeing a white woman jogging along the highway…

Truth is…

Truth is I’m a romantic to my core. I believe in fairy tales, happily ever after, soul mates, and the love of Romeo and Juliet.  I believe in the magic found in moonlight, the lure of slow music, the peace seen in sunsets, candlelight dinners, chivalry, and submitting…

Truth: People Don’t Want to Hear It

  Truth is a hard pill for some people to swallow. The truth is often painful if not completely devastating or even life altering. But the fact is….. Truth is a necessity no matter how it makes you feel. Truth often leaves casualties. Truth can alter your thinking….

Living in Rhythm

  In my everyday existence there is rhythm. My life has a soundtrack, a pulsating beat which inspires, words that move me, and a flow as smooth as butter. I performed an experiment recently where I attempted to survive a day without music. I failed miserably. Like air,…

MUSIC

  Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!      Serve the Lord with gladness!     Come into his presence with singing! – Psalms 100:1-5 ESV When I was a young girl, I wanted to make music…sing for all occasions, celebratory, sacred because music touched my soul and renewed…

…Halfway Home: A Post

  I still can’t believe she’s gone. I can’t believe I won’t be calling her to let her know I made it home to Colorado okay just for her to talk my head off about music and just talk my head off in general…. And then for her…

Starr Dust: The Musical Staff as Awareness Itself

  “Music is not in the notes but in the silence between them.”  – Achille-Claude Debussy,  (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) Claude Debussy (pronounced day-boo-see) was a French composer whose most recognizable composition is arguably “Clair de Lune,” which means “Moonlight” in French. Find it online…

Music is Life

It’s 4 a.m., my alarm blares and I lay there thinking, “Do I really have to get up? I can just be overweight, out of shape and eat what I want. The Mister will still love me, so it’s cool”. I said the last part while stumbling into…

Touch My Heart with a Song

  There are songs for your ear Open your heart and you’ll hear There’s a rhythm to dance, Har-mo-ny to enchant.   It was a dark night.  I was feeling detached and tired as I listened again to my still small voice within; it said,” Go in and…