It was early in the morning and I was grateful for the peace and quiet. Although it would be fun to attend a show and enjoy the ambiance created by a musical celebrity, I will admit that I found the tranquility of the morning to be a pleasant experience. There were no crowds of bustling people, no vendors, and no celebrities. It was only my mom and I, and a groundskeeper off in the distance. The cool, crisp morning made it perfect for some quiet reflection.
Although a career in music was never in the cards for me, I have long held on to a question posed by a teacher many years ago. She simply asked, "Do you have music in your life?" She was trying to impress upon a room full of teenagers the necessity of living life with joy and gusto. She said, "Even if you are singing the blues, it takes life and energy to feel the passion." Her words come back to me from time to time when I feel myself getting a little sluggish in my day-to-day routine.
How is the music in your life?