May 6, 2020
Musician [myoo-zish-uhn] – Noun
Whenever my one of my delightful stepchildren comes to me to announce “I’m bored. What can I do now?” I always respond with, “Well, let’s talk about what we know to be true about you. We know you are intelligent, resourceful, imaginative and playful. With all this in mind, what is it you would like to do?” One hundred percent of the time I will find them just a few minutes later with paper and colored pencils in tow headed for the dining room table. Drawing then ensues, creation has been summoned, and the “I’m bored” sentiment is forgotten.
This is the space of connecting to what powers us. Sitting at the dining room table with colored pencils and paper while all hell is breaking loose… this is what musicians will do. And hopefully what everyone is doing. Staying in the flow of creation is the entryway to all solution and well being. Not to mention it’s what will keep us from unraveling during this unprecedented time. It is the force that beats our hearts, breathes our lungs, and allows our minds to dream. It’s the only thing that will keep us going because it looks like we’re all in for a rough ride.
Time for creation to take center stage. Let’s talk about everything we can create right now. New ideas, art, songs, books, projects and inventions will come of this. We can create support, understanding and willingness in our communities. We can get to know the neighbors “over the fence” because let’s face it where else are you going to meet new people? We can create empathy and help one another. And your local musicians need your encouragement. We help create the environments for you to celebrate your greatest moments. We laugh and cry with you. We dance and sing with you. We love to make you smile and make you forget and help you live a better life. And those of us who make a living at it… well it’s pretty much gone right now.
So if you’re in a position to give and if music moves you and sustains you… then here is my list:
THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO TO SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY MUSICIAN
Oh, and speaking of love like you can’t imagine… yes let’s create that.
Thank you so much for your time and attention.
May you stay creative in whatever way means the most to you.