Hope some much needed sunshine has found it’s way to you!
I am currently reading Peter Gay’s short bio on the life of Mozart and am amazed how his life seems (to me) parallel to the life of Michael Jackson. Two men who began as prodigies, managed to bring that creative dexterity to adult hood under a heavy-handed, money-motivated father. Times may change but the human condition, not so much.
While Mozart and his sister nick named Nannerl (who was no slouch musically) spent much of their time performing secular music for aristocracy, he spent much time performing sacred music as well. Like them — and many other singers since — I find myself in a similar space these days. After those cafe and wine-bar gigs, most Sunday mornings it’s sacred music for me. You will find me as song leader at The Center for Spiritual Living meeting at 11am most Sundays at the Nova School with music director Brent Pendelton. And you can catch up with me on the third Sunday of the month at Olympia’s Christian Science Church (services begin at 10am).
Both communities are warm and welcoming. If you are looking for a spiritual community, perhaps you may find it in one of these communities.
I am also teaching again (part time). My focus is performance coaching, both for vocalists and other creative folks (singers, actors, and anyone else who has to be creatively “on” in public). I love helping people identify and overcome obstacles to their creative goals, and rewrite their internal scripts. As a creative counselor, perhaps I can help you to access your creative self. Please free to email me, for more information.
That’s all for now, hope to see you soon and as always, thank you for your support.