Saturday, May 6, 2017

In My Nature

Right now, in this moment in time, singing is one of my favorite things to do. it is my nature to want to get into the nitty gritty of music and to turn the light switch on to using my voice to sound art.

When I think about finding my infinity, I can honestly say that it might be singing. I have loved it since I was a toddler, running around the house and listening to my parents listening to song selections that they enjoyed. My father would sing along with his deep timbre and my mother would just start singing a song while she was in the kitchen putting her foot into the best home cooked meal that anybody could make.

Hearing them made me want to sing and so, I’d echo sounds to the four walls of my room, to my neighbors and then to the congregation at our home church. I sang in the choir with purpose, as if I had to set the caged bird free in order to live happy.  

Years and years and years and years later, I can’t go throughout one day without singing something; even if it is just one song.


I remember the first time I ever got on the stage by myself. I have a pretty huge repertoire and sadly, know more lyrics to tunes than French words to have meaningful dialogue with my family members that live in Canada. So I thought I would be able to just fly through a song and do well. I didn’t even think I would have butterflies in my stomach, but when I got on the stage, I started shaking like the 1989 earthquake that occurred while the Dodgers were ready to kick some butt at the Major League Baseball World Series. The song came next. I started singing and strike two; the lyrics slipped my mind. I was so embarrassed that I left the stage crying, didn’t finish the song and swore that I would never sing again. But thank God that I did not let my own worries, step on my own toes.

I sing and I am in my nature. I get on the stage and for me it is as refreshing as sitting at the bank of the Caribbean Sea on a scorching hot day. And when there is a band billowing in the background, even better. It enables me to reflect individuality. I get wholeheartedly inspired by the musicians and their light seems to somehow illuminate me as if their energy was up for grabs and I simply absorb it. Music fills me with the right amount of stimulation to tend to my nature. I am even more convinced now that when I am a supercentenarian and I look back at my living history, I will still make a joyful noise for all the tender moments singing brought into my life.



It definitely is “the Way” that I am loved so different in my nature, that keeps me with an open heart and mind for singing. 

Speaking of music, I have some original songs on mine on Spotify. Here are a few songs to consider adding to your playlist for this rainy weekend. 




Have a great one, be safe and enjoy to the fullest. 
Thank you for reading my blogpost. 

20 comments:

  1. Very talented singer. I envy people who can carry a tune. I am a terrible singer but the only time a sing my heart out is during church. Its good to know that whatever struggle you faced you didn't let those worries come in you way.

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    1. Yeah! ?It was a good thing to overcome my fear of failure.

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  2. You was born to sing from the sounds of it. I hear most singers say they started singing at a young age and just never stopped. Stage fright is real and I am glad you didn't let one failure stop you in your life pursuit.

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  3. I admire anyone who can stand in front of a crowd and pour their heart into a passion such as this! You have an amazing voice!

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  4. You are so talented! I'm definitely not a singer, but there's something about hearing amazing music!

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  5. I love music, but music doesn’t love me. Lol! I always admire people with beautiful voice. You’re a talented singer!

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  6. It is good to know that you have found your passion and you are doing it. I can't really remember my parents ever singing.

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  7. I love listening to music but can't carry a tune at at all. My daughter sings really well, though. Have to check out your playlist to see if I can add something new to my playlist too.

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  8. You are so talented! I love to sing, but it's not something I would say that I am good at. Do your thing, girl! So good!

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  9. I can't sing at all, but I envy those with such a natural talent for it! Beautiful voice

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  10. This is a great list of your songs and I will have to check them out. Singing is something I usually do cleaning or of course singing in the shower. Thanks for sharing this awesome list and your gift of singing.

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  11. So talented! Your songs always brighten my day. I have zero talent where singing is concerned but my daughter loves to sing. I really enjoy music. - Jeanine

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  12. You're so talented and blessed! It's great to have something you love in your life. Beautiful voice!

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  13. You are so talented! I love to sing, but I'm not very good at it haha

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  14. There really are people who aren't just born with a lovely voice but also born with a passion to share it and that's who you are! Thank you for singing and for sharing that talent with the world.

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  15. Some people are just made to be able to face the crowd. I admire those who are so talented and can inspire people this way!

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