Every Saturday I wake up fresh and ready to go. No messing about for me- the weekends are for catching up on all the creative stuff I was craving to do during the week.
With one goal on my mind, I started sifting through the housework before relaxing. Planning is the key- the shops are closed on Sundays! So I walked out the door only to find no shops!
‘Why?’ I thought. And with not that many people about, I remembered it was a public holiday.
Luckily I had some food stocked up and lots of tea. A weekend in my PJs and audio equipment- A dream! One of the best investments towards my happiness is my Protools Express. I was planning to do an audio spoken word of my freshly published book, ‘Unpredictable Spaces‘, but instead, I worked on a song I abandoned 7 months ago.
I was frustrated at myself for not being able to reach the top notes, and my voice kept going higher and higher. It’s hard to sing in my apartment because I’m self-conscious about the neighbours. They can hear me when I sneeze- the other day they called out ‘bless you’.
‘I will get more singing lessons to find my voice,’ I told myself, not to get frustrated again. I might attribute teaching music to having more success this time round, and a new strategy of mixing spoken word with singing. Plus a lot of patience and tea breaks!
This is an experimental version of the audio I will finally produce later on. If you can spare a few minutes, I would very much appreciate some feedback? Any comments would be helpful.
The song has special meaning because I created it when I was having a tough period in my life. I guess I was trying to restore my faith in friendship after getting badly hurt by a close friend. This rarely happens to me, so it was quite a shock. I held onto the love I had for my husband to help me. The song is dedicated to him with a story he and I share.
The song is an old poem that I revamped and made it longer. Working on it kept my mind off things and gave me some purpose, at a time when I felt worthless.
I love creating and in fact, my life turned around when I got a job where I can be creative. It’s only temporary though and I’m making the most of it while it lasts. But one never knows what might bloom from it- right?
Did you listen to the song until the end? There’s a snippet of a poem that I’m going to make longer later on.
Can’t wait to create more audios. Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoyed another one of my posts!
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The revamped poem ‘Picture of Art’ is featured in my latest book, ‘Unpredictable Spaces‘.