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Saturday, January 24, 2009

what you do with a lyric

God sent his Singers upon earth
With songs of sadness and of mirth,
That they might touch the hearts of men,
And bring them back to heaven again.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

i took yesterday off work. it was the first day that i can remember in a long while that i wasn't committed to do anything. of course, i found plenty of things to occupy my free time, but that is the way life should be. i forgot to run an errand that came up at the last minute, and i need to action that today.

there is a situation that arose, probably more like i stirred up, and it is amazing how it has since shifted. i became very very nervous about the lack of participation by others in a program we are attempting to begin. i suddenly, as is the case with all good bi-polars, became anxious about the outcome of the situation and fretted about lack of direction as well as not seeing any movement in a direction. i offered some suggestions to our small group on ways to alter our direction in order to garner more bodies, energy, and input. it set off a chain reaction that was highly interesting. and challenging to careen. but we did careen and we didn't tip.

i found a way, albeit circuitous, to share my fears with everyone without a meeting, and let everyone reassess their own commitments and rise to the occasion with regard to solution. i am not sure if this was my intention or not. i am thankful it turned out as it has. i guess it is semantics sometimes. it is inflection and phrasing and volume. the delivery of a lyric, the telling of a story, and the dispersing of a meaning are subjective at best.

there is no way to determine which direction a situation will go. one can only use their talent, trust their instinct, and check their motives. this may be the key to happiness. sing what is written, do it with love, pronounce words succinctly, and stay on key with the band.

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. ~Maya Angelou

ms. angelou's words strike a chord in me today....have a glorious weekend...

sound choice today is the hugely talented annie lennox with "why"

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