Sunday, April 29, 2012

I love sitting in nature and listening to birds. It makes me feel like John Muir or Eckhart Tolle. Birds, especially mockingbirds, know that they were born to sing. They know their life purpose. Singing for me has always been difficult. I think I might sing off key so mostly I sing softly when I’m in large groups of people or once in a while in the shower if my wife isn’t home. When I sing louder people tend to give me a kind of strange fish eyed look. I blame my Mom because she used to sing softly in church. When I asked her why she said she didn’t think that she sang well. She never got singing lessons for me like parents do now days. One day I decided that I was tired of the fear and decided to do a solo as part of a Toastmasters speech. You know “do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain”I sang “Tell me why the Ivy Twines” because I liked the way Garrison Keillor sang it on his radio show. I got back comments that said, “Great speech, you are so brave singing in public. Did you know that you sing off key?” Now I only sing softly in large groups of people.


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