Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Friday, March 4, 2011
Why I Sing
Over the years, singing became a constant in my life. In my first marriage, one of the only good things that my husband and I shared, was singing along with The Beatles when we got together with other friends. We even had a name for ourselves - the Dippos.
I am never in my car without singing along to the radio. And now I'm in heaven with Sirrius Satellite radio - so many choices - there is almost always a good song to listen to. Plus, my Ford Fusion Hybrid allows me to download cd's right into the car's computer, so I have hundreds of my favorite tunes at my disposal.
In 2006, I fell off my bike and fractured my right ankle in seven places. The emergency room doctor, when I asked about the X-ray results, said, "If you were a horse, we'd put you down." I was down for the count for several months and it took over a year before I could walk without pain. Dancing was out of the question, and for those of you who have been following this blog for awhile, you know I am a folkdancer.
One day, during the long recovery period, the course catalog for adult education courses came from University of New Mexico. There was a singing class offered and I signed up. It literally changed my life. To find out how, tune in to Monday Musings.
Is there something you've decided to do that had a huge impact on your life?