Music has played a tremendous role in me stepping forward into this new life of mine. My wife was a musician, and her influence certainly impacted me. Once widowed, and after the last memorial song quieted in my space, I found myself listening to a variety of music, but all due to a strong emotional connection. I listened to pieces that dated from before I met my wife, as if scraping down to the bedrock of what inspired me when life was a wide open horizon – but hearing the old lyrics in a different light. And then, almost accidentally, I began listening to much newer pieces that sang to me strongly, and pulled me forward. Some becoming my new anthems.
My late wife had been a choir director, and I had even sung in her choir for a short period. I could never sing in a choir today, as songs will trigger my emotions so strongly, that I’ll choke up. Maybe some are memories, maybe some just have such incredible lyrics.
In this workshop, I will share my story, and play recordings of some of these songs; some as snipers, but a couple in full.
Feel free to dance, laugh or cry. I do and will.