I have sung and played at many wonderful events through the years - on stages both grand and modest, and the most delightful feeling about performing is the absolute joy when there is a lovely connection with my audience. Giving Life to music is certainly giving music the respect it deserves.
Singing and playing with passion is not always an effortless pleasure. There are times when I have felt quite anxious about a pending performance because of physical or mental health challenges at the time, but more often than not, these have been the moments that I myself have experienced much blessing. Vulnerability can be a great tool for sharing an openness with listeners. Bonding through a word, a phrase, a haunting melody, a knowing look into another's eyes is powerful...and can touch hearts in a magical way. Music has the ability to comfort, to inspire, to heal, to change hearts and to save lives. How dynamic...how intoxicating...how beautiful!
I feel so blessed to be able to sing and play music - it is a gift never taken for granted. It's my hope that you can find a place in your heart for the joy of music...as it can touch your soul in a most precious way.