|photo by revival art studios www.rastudio.ca|
Love Shines CD Release Concert
April 16, 2011
Matsqui Auditorium Abbotsford
I want to sing.
This is the message that came up from my core that day
12 years ago
when I stood on the street corner of North Decatur Road and Clairmont in Atlanta, Georgia.
I had been asked 'what do I want'? two weeks earlier by a professional trying to help me deal with my deep depression. I was dumbfounded by the question.
I had no answer.
all I could think of was what other people would say.
I had lost my voice. I didn't know who I was or what I wanted.
I didn't know my own heart any more. I was asleep.
I held this question throughout my days and nights and to my great surprise, this childhood longing emerged that day as I waited for a cross-walk sign.
I paid attention....and auditioned for a community choir. it was the beginning of finding myself again. My voice was soft and weak....frail. But I sang with this choir for 3 years and gradually grew stronger.
It has been a journey - to find my voice...a long, long healing journey.
This concert is a celebration of that journey.
I invite you to join me as I sing.
I want to share these songs with you and with as many people as I can.