On this New Years Day 2012, I make the following commitment through Opera Organically:
That we give Voice to a new idea, and recognition to an old truth: the Diva as Warrior.
When singing becomes much more than singing...when it becomes about the cultivation of True Voice, which is one and the same with True Love, Awareness, and Life, It grows a strange and beautiful breed of Beings.
Independent of sex, religion, or any other defining force, we forge a trail through life with a common goal in mind: finding, cherishing, and celebrating the core of what it means to be Us.
We fight with the greatest weapons of time: love, compassion, faith, belief, and trust.
For what do we fight? For the right to be all that we are, to the very edge of inspiration and back. We fight with swords of Truth to make room for Spirit which grants us Voice. We fight with words that slash the darkness of unbelief to leave only the brilliant colors of deep expression. We fight for space, for room to breathe, to laugh, to love, to sing.
So let it be, that we, Diva Warriors, spread throughout the world, unmindful of what it thinks, only mindful of what it is asking us to sing...and so it will be done.
Happy New Year,