Planning an experience as life-changing as a wedding for a child puts the dream of success, (in anything, not just writing), in perspective. It’s so easy to get caught up in pursuit that we fail to realize the profundity of the moments which make the pursuit worthwhile. Like the saying, ‘take time to smell the roses’…sure that’s right but it’s not only the fragrance, it’s the beauty, it’s taking the time to contemplate just how magnificent a rose is, what a miracle it is as a living thing. That we should open our eyes and ears and hearts to the depth of everything around us creates those ah-ah moments, that’s what smelling the roses means.
As a writer it is my job, (it’s actually in my DNA), to notice that which flits by other’s eyes and left for me to recall for them. It’s my job to interpret the universal theme which lies within the individual’s heart, it is my job to step-back and see, to contemplate, to communicate. These last six days of not playing the song has filled me with music. I am ready to give my concert. Let the music begin again.