One thing at a time, are words to a song. It is something which she never wanted to do. But as time has gone by, she has learned that sometimes, it is the best method of choice.
When she was young, she wanted to be a singer. And she found a love for writing music. An opera came to her, through trial, error, and thorough sacrifice. She had to make the time for it’s arrival. She also had to work out every little phrase, twisting them on her tongue, one by one. Eventually, the phrases came together and turned into paragraphs. As the years went by, these phrases grew up and took on a life of their own.
During these formative years, she was told that she needed to become a singer immediately, if that is what she wanted to do. This made no sense to her because she knew what she wanted to become. She could not sing those notes, or those phrases, in that way, or even close. At college others said that she had a voice. She garnered an award for vocal recognition from California. But still, this wasn’t enough for her to begin professionally. Because she had her own ideas of what technical skills that she wanted her voice to perform. It was nowhere near this. At that point in time, it looked impossible. She would have had to settle for being a different kind of singer then what she wanted to be. She could have done that. But she wanted to learn how to sing, in the way that she dreamed of when she listened to the radio. And so she waited, and learned.
What she didn’t realize, is that sometimes, you can’t control fate. Sometimes, it controls you. This meant that accidents occurred which stretched even her own timeline much farther into the future then she realized. Some would say that she should give up, before she has even started. But she dedicated her life to work towards these goals, and many more. So there is no way that she will ever give up.
Now the sounds that she wanted to do back then, are beginning to come to her lips, through training.
Not being able to write the music down on paper, has been her achilles heel. But soon, there may be a way for her to be able to over come this delemma. Then she will able to finish what she started, and to come full swing. She hopes to finish what has to be done, in the next three years. Deadlines have never been her friend. So she is not saying this officially, but unofficially. This is her goal. Then she hopes to put together her demo, and apply.
And if a miracle should come her way, and make it take much less time, they are quite welcome, to come inside.
Copyright Kat Lyons
Picture Source: Martha Stewart