“What matters is to know what you want and pursue it – and to understand that it’s gonna be hard.” – Patti Smith
Not pursuing your calling is even harder.
For fourteen years I turned my back on music. Without music, all of my creative pursuits felt difficult, and often flat. Whether I had an audience that embraced me or not, music was the keystone activity that fed and nurtured all of my other pursuits. This last year, I started making music again. Everything in my life feels more colorful and alive now – including love.
I am opening my heart to be inspired by music, too. I didn’t know I put up a shield – but now playing has me listening and aspiring . . .
Recently, the White Stripes have been blowing me away.