When you write you put your universe into the universe we all share. It's like staking your own claim. The more effective you are the more territory you take.
I believe persistence is one of the best qualities a person can have. Without persistence nothing gets done, not even dinner. I had a pogo stick when I was a kid and I wanted to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for pogo stick jumping. I never achieved that goal but I learned to jump on a pogo stick like a pro for long, long periods of time. And that was because I didn't give up, I just kept practicing and getting better. It was a blast! I loved doing it and I loved being really good at it too.
I have learned if I keep doing something I will get better at it. I can see it in my songwriting and my guitar playing. There is a craft to songwriting, learning the craft and continuing to practice makes one better. There is no magic wand one can wave or potion one can take to make one a great songwriter or baseball player or painter. But I have found there is great joy in chipping away everyday, getting better and better and seeing and knowing that I am getting better and better.
I dream about songs when I am sleeping. Sometimes I get up and write what I dreamt.
I remember the day I discovered art. I was about 8 years old and my mom brought me to the theatre. It was the first time I really felt like I belonged in the world. Music, literature, film, theatre and art save me every day of my life, they make the world beautiful for me.
"I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours." Bob Dylan
"Suck it up and get to walkin, walkin Take all the heart that's left in your pocket Chin up don't even think about stoppin Left, right, left, right when there's nothin left to lose You still got a tough soul and A Good Pair of Shoes
Lyric from "A Good Pair of Shoes" By Rachel Hutcheson & Nick Foxer
Thank you for listening to my songs. Hope you found something you like.
I have found you can be good at doing many things but doing the thing you love leads to a happy life. Hope you are having a happy life.