Have I ever told you that I am a musician? Probably not. But I love music. It soothes my soul, and allows me to express things in a way the releases pent up emotions, and lets me to tell a story ( which feeds the writer in me as well). Also, it’s basically in the blood. I grew up in a family that LOVES music. Mom sings, and dad sings and plays guitar. They were music ministers, and in my humble opinion, they were great at it.
I write lyrics, I sing, and I play the guitar.
I wanted nothing to do with playing music as a child. Sure I took piano for years (didn’t learn a darn thing), and I started playing guitar at thirteen. Way more into guitar. I’m a stringed instrument girl, but performing on a stage? That was my parents thing – not mine.
Right after collage I started writing music ( don’t worry this article is not my declaration that I am now going to leave all I know behind and become a rock star). I have always been a writer, but somehow never thought about writing lyrics until I was older.
When I first started writing songs I told no one. You know, coming from a musically inclined family makes you a bit more, shall we say – cautious.
Don’t get me wrong, I never feared my parents rejection or criticism of my work. What I didn’t want was the obligatory parental ” that was just great honey”.
Thank goodness that’s not what happened.
My parents hopped right in and started helping me with transitions, and lets me bounce ideas off them.
I still hate to perform. You will never find me on a stage unless I am being blackmailed. I lack the charisma, talent, and drive of a true performer.
I don’t suck, but you know, I’m just ok.
But music calms my heart, quiets my mind, and sweeps away the clutter that seems to gather throughout the week. This is how I meditate.
I do spend a lot of time in the Word, but I find that if I start with music, I am able to hear the word of God more clearly.
In this crazy world I would encourage all who read this to find something that lessens the weekly burdens. Something that is simple, joyful, and perhaps a bit fun.
Heck, maybe someday I will record something and post it here, and I’ll let you be the judge.
We shall see.
Have a happy week folks. Now on to new adventures, and a week on new experiences.