Thursday, April 25, 2013

No. 232: Singing is Messy.

Singing is messy.
Be(a)ware if you think it "should be" clean!
For your search for that "cleanliness"
will drag you through all the Creative Muck of Mother Nature
kicking and screaming
until you one day
wake up 
to find  the singing that stretches heArts like lillies opening to the sun
is earthy.
It's real.
You can roll in It like compost,
bury yourself in It like dirt,
burrow in It like a hungry worm,
and grow in It like a magnificent old tree.

THIS is beautiful singing.

THIS is Life.  THIS is Love.  THIS is Opera Organically.

Monday, April 22, 2013

No. 231: The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift for a Singer
is when someOne observes Our Experience
--the living breath of what it means to be US--

and says:

"That is Art...and That...and That...yes--even That--is Art.  
Now: SING IT."

And the Singer cradles this splendid, most Precious Gift
Like the child she remembers Be-ing in dreams,
knowing she has been handed the Key
to a Life Lived in Bliss,
to a Life Lived 
as Song.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

No. 230: When I am mute

When I am mute,
when even my physical voice is silent,
I would not dare to say
"I cannot sing"
"I do not."

For singing is the deepest form 
of Being
when done with All of Me

And no-thing, no-one can take that away--
for how could Life
take Its Self 
from Its Self...?

I sing, will sing, and have always sung.

And you as well, Dear Friend.  

You, as well.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

No. 230: Facts, Schmacts.

Have you accepted the "fact" that you "can't sing"?  
Opera Organically is an alternative reality where 
--guess what-- 

no matter what anyone has told you--
no matter what you tell yourself. 

THIS is Life.  THIS is Love.   THIS is Opera Organically.

Monday, April 15, 2013

No. 229: On Violence, and on Voice

Singing is not only about singing.
IT is also about listening.
And listening, in its purest form IS singing--
though we singers are rarely taught this.

As a singer, I listen to bomb blasts 
over radio waves from Boston,
and Voice rises in me, a lithe lioness,
ready to roar in-tune with the insistent
Life Resonance 
of Our Earth.

Together we BE the Value of Life
until ALL--mySelf included--
are stunned into the silence
of what it means 
to Live
the Eternal Stuff of Song.

And in this BEing there is a confidence:
a Knowing-ness, a Peace 
which comes 
from DOing-ness, 
to create a world-- 
to acknowledge Its existence
deep in the experience of US

Where the only bombs triggered
are ones of cadence and of trills,
sound colors and wails,
of music-wombed stories
which manifest a Heaven on Earth
that can hold ALL 
of what it means to be alive.

This is singing which heals.  This is singing which lives.  This is singing which grows US.

THIS is Opera Organically.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

No. 228: Fierce Voice

Voice is FIERCE.

If we do not believe
that our individual expression of Voice
is FIERCE in its Power,
surrendered in its joie de vivre,
most likely we have been shamed 
into believing a lie.

Opera Organically is an alternative paradigm.
In Opera Organically, shame and Voice-less-ness 
is burned away in the FIRE of Possibility.

THIS is Life.  THIS is Love.  THIS is Opera Organically.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

No. 227: ...and You will know...

Sing what You Love
and You will know
that You Are IT.

THIS is Life.  THIS is Love.  THIS is Opera Organically.

Friday, April 5, 2013

No. 226: The Making of the Diva Warrior

..."Worrier" is just one sound away from "Warrior": 
"Ohhhh ****" becomes "Ahhhhh WOW." 

THERE is where singing begins. 

THIS is Life. THIS is Love. THIS is Opera Organically.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

No. 226: "No Big Deal"

I have an intense craving

for a time and place

where singing organically

is "No Big Deal."

When we are ALL 

walking, talking expressions  of Voice

living in the certainty that we are loved,

that every expression of emotion is beautiful--

that every movement, every word is precious

as it comes from the HeArt.

I imagine a world where an "Idol" is not seen as one in a million

but rather acknowledged as the expression of Life in each One of us.

It is THIS World I am creating.  THIS Love I am dedicated to.

THIS is Opera Organically.

Monday, April 1, 2013

No. 225: A Vision of Opera Organically

A world where every One has found Voice: 

All of Life One. Great. Artwork.

At times I stand in awe that we are all just one baby step away

From opening to the Power of Voice.

But then, She slaps me on the butt in Her most loving way 

Saying: "Wake up Becca!  Come back in and PLAY!"

So I take a deep breath, heart beating fast,


into the divinity

of what it means to be US, HERE, and NOW.

And suddenly 


is singing--

whether we know it, 

or not.

THIS is Life.  THIS is Love.  THIS is Opera Organically.