May 19, 2021
Long before I had a career as a musical artist, I wrote a song inspired by the birth of my first niece. She entered the world less than year after 9/11, and there was much fear ruminating through hearts and minds.
Last year as I worked on my “Roots Run Deep” album, I felt this song was topically important. Personally, when I shape lyrics and melodies of comfort, I am comforted in the process. It worked that way when I was a nurse too – as I did my healing work, I was healed in the process. During the daunting beginning of the pandemic, it was a gift to record “Blessed With Life”.
Time marches on. My niece graduated this week. She will enter a new beginning in this mysterious, messy, glorious circle of life.
I leave you with lyrics from “Blessed With Life” -
May you live well
May the journey always lead you home
May you know wisdom, truth and light
May you love with all your might
May you be blessed with life
And may we always find comfort and connection in the little, everyday miracles of existence. Wishing you grace, peace and good health as we re-enter this “new” world and “new” way of being with each other.