We have gone from winter to very warm spring in one weekhere in Saskatchewan. It is lovely to have no snow and it is also a jarring transition. I keep thinking about transitions, both in my music life and in my nursing and home life. They can be jarring. How can I smooth out the edges? In performing how do I transition easily from one song to another, giving myself and the audience time. I am so aware of any silent spaces, as I allow myself to really prepare for the next song, to let go of some of the emotional tentricles from the last song.
Then last night a reminder of how little control a person really as the furnace in my rental property failed and had a high bill attached to getting it fixed. A synchronized event today as a friend needed prayers and then heard my one song being randomly played three times in an hour. We really don’t know what this day will be or the next one. I am grateful for a few days off this week as I head west to play in a festival. I don’t know how that will go but I am sure excited to find out, to plant myself on that piano bench and let the music come and then be received by the listeners.
So in this season of renewal may you greet the possibility of creation and open to your ideas and creations.
Yours in music and creativity,