Monday, April 28, 2014

No. 310: The Resonance of All We Are

When we listen to singing
with All Our HeArt
there is no "good"--
there is no "bad."

There is only singing which resonates
All We Are
and singing 
which resonates
of All We Are.

Who or What defines the difference?

***pssst--a secret***

To sing with the resonance of All We Are feels like Heaven.

This is how we know.
(The trick is not stopping the search 'til We experience It.)

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

Saturday, April 26, 2014

No. 309: Voice is not Voice

An adaptation of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116...
The deepest bow to the Great Bard:

Voice is not voice 
Which alters when it alteration finds, 
Or bends with the remover to remove. 
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark 
That looks on tempests and is never shaken; 
It is the star to every wand'ring bark, 
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. 

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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

No. 308: Do not accept...

Do not accept 
anything less
than a total

Unless, of course, You Know You Are One with Music already--
carry on...carry on!

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

307: Let IT!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

No. 306: Voice is far too exquisite

Voice is far too exquisite
to belong to one person, or a select few.

Voice Is Who We All Are.

This realization is like resurrection:
a deep reality
so blinding in It's Truth
we are almost afraid to believe It.

But when we do...oh, when we do...

Life opens up:

and Hu/wo/mankind

becomes an Easter Lilly Blooming.

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

No. 305: Love is a KittyCat.

Love Is: 

Waking up in the corner of the bed because a KittyCat took the middle. 

What if we could learn to look at Voice like a KittyCat?  
Could we learn to honor It?  Give It what It needs...?  
...Even go so far as to listen to what it WANTS...?

As I write this, said KittyCat seems to approve.

Indeed: Let It. Be. So.

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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

No. 304: Despair Is Easy.

To despair you have no voice
is very easy.

To Be In Joy
that You ARE Voice
can be a little harder.

But just sink into It...
Try It on for size... ...

It's fun.


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

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

No. 301: Voice Is...

When We follow Voice
Long enough
Deeply enough
Broadly enough
Completely enough

We See It
A Destination
A Journey.

It's never taken alone
It's never exclusive

It's Mysterious
and yet
All at Once.

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

Monday, April 7, 2014

No. 300: Can you wake up...?

Can you wake up
to sing?

When We Know
We Are Singers

We See
that singing can be like breathing...

And wanting to do it
a gentle,
simple, yet dramatic choice
to open Our senses:

Does the HeArt keep beating?
Do the Lungs keep breathing?
Do our Bodies keep singing?

Consider Who or What Is behind
What Keeps US Alive,
What Keeps US in Love,

and We will know
what it means

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

No. 298: It's an ANIMAL...!

You are in relationship with your voice.
Right NOW.

What is the quality of that relationship?

For instance:
Do you let your voice love you?
Do you let yourself love your voice?

Do you think this all is crazy?

Then you have not yet experienced a relationship with Voice:

It is sweet, like a kitty cat in your lap.
It is tempestuous, like an opinionated steed.
It is as free and as powerful as any roaming wild animal.

It is asking for your respect--for your attention,

for your PRESENCE.

When will you begin

to listen, to see, to BE what It needs YOU to be...?

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