Breathe

Breathe

This seems simple and it is, but it’s also profound. Paying attention to my breath regularly brings me back to an awareness of me. I often find that I’ve got my awareness looped out, checking out the outside world, seeing what the outside world has to say...

Grand thoughts in “silly” literature

I’ve never been one to read non-fiction. Those self-help books have never held an appeal for me. I know many for whom their self-help selection of books is sacrosanct. They find it hard to contemplate releasing those books back into the world through used book...

Third Time’s a Charm?

It’s Easter Sunday. I’m over at the neighbor’s house eating the salad potluck. Mark’s home with a cold; Kyle’s being Kyle (although, to give him credit where credit is due, he did show up and say hello when I asked him to); and Megan is...

I feel like Cinderella after the ball

I’m back to my “regular” life. I have a great life, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that after the glory of singing in the pit with the orchestra; hearing and feeling all of that music swirling around, life just isn’t the same. It...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I was asked to be part of a solo quartet of women fairies for the Ballet San Jose production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There is the solo quartet and then a mezzo and a soprano soloist, so there are six of us women with voices soaring. What a sublime feeling...