My mantra this year has been, “If you take consistent steps in the right direction, you will get to where you are going.” Sometimes it has not been clear where to put my next foot down, and sometimes it has felt like my steps were so small that I was standing still. And yet, the view from where I am standing shows me that I have traveled quite a distance...
The death of my father ushered in a period of intense creativity. The veils between the ordinary and the deeper mysteries became thin. At the same time, I committed to songwriting every day, no matter what. I wanted a new crop of songs that I was proud of and enjoyed singing. I wanted to put those songs on a new CD, so that I could step back into the songwriter shoes that I had abandoned for far too long. I wanted to build a website, so that I would have a platform to communicate with the kind people who are attracted to my music. The songs are written now, the website is active and frequently visited, and the recording of the CD will be finished next week. I am profoundly grateful.
Although a lot of ground has been covered, I am only now standing at the beginning. As artwork decisions are being made, and liner-notes are being written, I find myself refining my vision and seeking clarity for what comes next. It is a comfort to know that so many people are taking this journey with me. Thank you for traveling along!
Where do you want your next steps to lead?