Music lifts you Up, Up and Away
Music pulls you through every emotion, doesn’t it? It can lift you up, make you cry, make you wanna dance around the room or just make you want to sit quietly and let it wash all over you.
What I can’t do with music playing, is write. I know some authors have favourite playlists that play while they pound away at the keyboard, but I just can’t do it. There has to be complete silence, so that I can disappear into my story and leave the outside world behind.
But like most people I have to have a music ‘fix’ when I emerge from my land of fantasy. That’s why I’m super excited to be going to a Ten Tenors performance tonight in Brisbane. They are constantly travelling the world and it’s great to have them home. I’ve followed them since they started in the mid 1990’s. The line-up may have changed but the melody goes on.
Do yourself a favour – Right NOW – and put aside the keyboard, close your eyes and just listen for a few minutes. You’ll be glad you did.
Sometimes we forget the importance of connecting with our tribe... our family... our friends. I have just spent a wonderful long weekend connecting... and I've come away with a spring in my step and a smile on my face. My first a day of connecting was with writers at a fabulous all day workshop, then I drove away from the ocean and headed west to the Great Dividing Range and my hometown in the mountains to connect with my parents on their wedding anniversary... AND then a lunch in a glorious garden with friends from high school. This was particularly special as many of us have only recently‘re-connected’ since our days in high school (and I’m talking a few decades here!). As my friend Jacquie said: ‘Haven’t we grown up to be wonderful women.’ I say, ‘wonderful attracts wonderful’. I’m just happy to have my ‘tribe’ around me.