Where would I be without music and poetry? Who would I become? What would occupy my time? How would I express the deepest part of myself? When would I find the answers to life’s biggest questions? Why even bother asking these questions?
Most days I find myself singing or humming songs and have no idea how they got into my head. I stop to listen to the words and without fail, it is the exact message or sentiment I need to hear. I am sometimes envious of professional musicians because of the wealth of material from which they can choose. Countless melodies rattle around and they can select from an inestimable variety. How rich and varied their lives must be! But even though I have only an amateur’s grasp and ability, music enriches my days and I am grateful for the songs written on my heart.
Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon.
Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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