So there I was. I was standing in a church in the middle of mass, in the middle of a song and suddenly I couldn’t stop smiling. It really caught me off guard. Every Saturday night I get to go and sing with a really amazing group of musicians. I get to just stand there and sing. There is something so fulfilling to marry your voice, your instrument, to the sounds of another instrument. I strive to match each piano note in intensity or subtlety. It is something wonderful to let your voice find it’s comfort in each beat of a drum, to ride that wave. The bass and guitar just round out this incredible sound that comes at you in layers, like a painting. I think each one stands fully on it’s own but when you blend all of that together magic happens. I don’t want to sound trite about it or to sound cliche but magic is what comes to mind. I was overwhelmed with how blessed I am to be a part of this community of musicians. It is strange to say it but it’s like levitation with your feet on the ground or being free and totally connected at the same time.
If you haven’t guessed yet I LOVE TO SING. It is liberating. It isn’t about money or politics or ego or fame. It’s just about singing.
I have to travel a bit of a distance to get to the church every Saturday night but I really would go twice as far (if I could) to do it. I am so happy when I am there. I guess in a way I feel really complete when I sing and I want to invite everyone in. I want you all to have something that does for you what singing does for me. It is a blessing and a gift and I hope that maybe this new CD will give you a glimpse of what that is like for me and that you can connect with that joy in some way.
The best part for me is that I get to wake up tomorrow (perhaps a little too early) and do it all again with a different group who while, slightly different, are just as amazing. I am so blessed and so grateful. Grace and blessings to you and yours.