Day 15: … and I’ll sing once more.
This morning was a tough one. I’ve officially worn out my right hand from playing the piano so much, so my fingers when I woke up, my fingers were angry, my back was angry from sitting on the piano bench so long, my legs were angry because of my wearing heeled boots yesterday … just all the body anger! And of course it was the morning that I had to schlep a keyboard. I was so tired I went to the wrong parking level and had a 30 second panic that my car had been stolen. *face palm*
I arrived at Broadway Divas rehearsal just after 10am (I was late — AWFUL for a producer/musical director *shame*) and got set up. My hands were NOT impressed that they were expected to play the notes on the iPad in front of them. But I dove in, and the women sang and all my exhaustion, aches, worries and sadness melted away.
“I go to the hills when my heart is lonely. I know I will hear, what I’ve heard before. My heart will be blessed by the sound of music. And I’ll sing once more.” — The Sound Of Music, Oscar Hammerstein II
That’s my all-time favourite lyric of the great Oscar Hammerstein:
“And I’ll sing once more.”
I recently went through a period where I wasn’t listening to music.
Isn’t that dumb?
But when music and performance are your life’s work, it can feel bizarre choosing them for your downtime. So I stupidly clung to ‘the silence is good for me’ explanation. Bahahah! How silly is my brain sometimes?
Since realizing the stupidity of my thinking, I now have ‘Listen To Music’ on my daily To Do list. And it’s made all the difference.
One of my favourites is the soundtrack from ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Dario Marianelli’s writing and Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s exquisite playing never fail to lift my spirits …
“ … and I’ll sing once more.”
But today, it was the gorgeous singing/performing of the women in Broadway Divas. Total bliss for my soul.
What makes you sing once more?
Scores Rehearsed: 1
Scores ‘read’: 1
Epic Naps Taken: 1
Bags of Chips Consumed: 1
Shame Re. Bag Of Chips: 0
Rye Shots Consumed: 1