It comes from quiet reflection and it can be derived from great joy or great pain. We all have a need and desire to express ourselves and share our lives with others. We don’t have to be closed off if we choose to open up and freely write out our thoughts, our experiences, our dreams, our joys, our hopes, our wishes, our fears, our desires, our achievements, our failures, our sorrows, our celebrations, our goals and our proudest moments. We can learn by being in tune with our feelings as we write them down. Writing can be our biggest gift as we look back and reminisce about our life through our words, the pictures that mean so much to us and the everlasting memories that surface in our minds. We can choose to share our writings with others or keep them private as our own personal diary.
Writing can liberate us or help us to unlock the mysteries. It is a wonderful thing to express ourselves and share a part of who we are with our family, our friends and those who are important to us. It is not easy to write sometimes but if we approach it in a way that allows us to enjoy it and to write something that has meaning and helps to define us and is meant for our loved ones then it can be truly a wonderful gift that will last and can be a source for inspiration. We can touch others with our actions and our words and if we can convey our feelings and share our experiences in a positive way and capture it for all to see I believe that it will help the ones we love and it will provide something that is of sentimental value that will be treasured and held close to the heart.
I always admired musicians who write, compose and play their own music. That is a talent on so many levels and only a few are so gifted and the others have to work hard for what they dream and envision. I am a fan of music since I was a child and now I have a teenage son who I have shared music of my generation with. It’s nice to go back in time to listen to the music you remembered as a kid.
It is also nice to come across an artist who plays today and is in a personal journey to live a dream they may have had within them since early childhood. When I came upon the profile of Ms. Selena Garcia on Reverbnation and started to read her story and listen to her music I truly was touched and felt something special about her. I have been going through my own struggles as a male to female transgender knowing since the age of 4 but was too afraid to discuss it. I lived my life with a heavy heart but I achieved wonderful things in my life due to my own perseverance and belief that one day things would get better.
When a young musician is traveling and leaves their “comfort zone” and gives up everything they are accustomed to that takes courage and that is why i am drawn to Selena as her music reflects more than just words and feelings. It is the embodiment of her life and shared experiences. I am privileged to write this little tribute as i admire the ambition, drive and dedication of a young woman who wants to share her music, her charm and her message.
The song I was struck by is Eternal Sunshine which I will play here and you will become a fan too.
Life lessons are what help to shape us and as we live and experience our individual lives we will come to know these lessons but it is also important that we impart these lessons of life in how we live and are inspired whether we are a writer, a musician, an artist or a parent to our children. We must know how to put it all together and package it in such a way that it appeals to others and conveys our thoughts, ideas, emotions and love for what we do.