Tuesday, July 26, 2011

No. 151

There is a peculiarly interesting strain of singers for whom learning to sing means learning to be.  Watch out for them, for they sing with the same power that moves mountains and births children, razing forests and caressing butterflies in the wind. When their eyes meet it is with the fire of a refiner Who has whittled them down with music. No words are needed--and paradoxically, no songs.  Silence holds all possibilities, and It is enough.  Love does Her work with them and all they do in answer is kneel.  How strange this life, and how real the pull to something more, the call to deeper truth!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Quote of the Day

A voice cannot carry the tongue and the lips that gave it wings.
Alone it must seek the ether.

~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

No. 150: Universal Voice

Universal Voice continues to surprise Us: 
When We try to give It shape, It shows us what We have not yet imagined.  
When we try to give It names, It names Us.  
When we try to explain It, we must resort to Our experience...
When we try to tell Its story, We realize We are telling Our own. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

30 Days of Opera Organically Day 3 Part 2: Love and Fear, Life and Death


Becca and Lena

30 Days of Opera Organically Day 3 Part 1: Love and Fear, Life and Death

No. 149

What if we, as a singing community, were brave enough to speak about the ways learning to sing make us better people?  What if we collected an indisputable body of positive evidence which tells of the benefits of following Kashudo: The Way of the Singer?  What if our missions here as singers run much deeper than making music?  What if we are walking the pathway to our Souls, and our honest, true expression of all experience on this pathway is the only way we can reach others who need encouragement to follow their own pathways to Self?

What if it IS much, much, MUCH more than singing...?

No. 148

Singing, once truly learned, is not only an action.  It is a way of life.  The Doing and the Being of the Singer have become One.  That is the magic we seek.  That is the magic which WE ARE.