It is cold today. The kind of cold that conjures to the mind apple orchards, pumpkin pie, and children running around in costumes. It’s that kind of weather today, and I am sitting outside. Perhaps I shouldn’t be. Perhaps I should go inside. I won’t though. At least, not until I have finished enjoying the feeling of being outside.
Living in the moment is an art form. Being able to say “Yes, I will acknowledge you” to the goings-on around and within you is not easy. It takes time to soothe the fear of the unknown known, or to learn how to live comfortably with it. I believe it is a lifelong self-dialogue. Today, I was able to give an affirmative to myself when I felt the desire to sing and play guitar. I worked through the fear of having others overhear me, or being disruptive, or sounding like crap, or whatever. I am glad for it.
Singing today brought about the realization that I have long missed this mode of expression. To find the right sound, the right words that reach within to evoke all that is so very difficult to state in regular speech, or in poetry, or in stories…
The sound of my voice has changed over the years. It is more melancholic, darker…still, I hear that clarity of old, which is something about which I can smile.
Now, if I could only sing like this… 😉 piano…piano
Until Next Time!
Photographs are by Croatian photographer, Dolores Juhas, whose work has been featured in such magazines as Italian Vogue. You can visit her website at http://www.dolores-juhas.tk or email her: firstname.lastname@example.org. She has her own blog at http://themax.bloger.hr
- How to Learn to Sing Well (appreciateyourtime.wordpress.com)
- What Does Your Voice Say About You? (waverleycommunicators.org)