Music has a way of reaching into one’s soul and being exactly what they need when they need it.

A chance to get lost for a moment.

A way to concentrate.

The ability to get lost within your emotions.

Let the happiness flow.

Let the tears run.

A way to release emotions.

The chance of feeling.

To relax.

To de-compress.

I am not sure when I started my love affair with music but I do know that it has been there for me through the years.

I was in chorus in high school. Multiple years, it helped me get my fine arts stamp on my diploma. I loved and enjoyed every minute of it.

I knew I was not one to do anything in the lime light in regards to music, but I knew that I wanted to do something with music.

I did a few musicals in high school. Let’s see if I can remember them, I think I was in four – now lets see if I can remember which ones.

It appears it has been too long since I graduated – I am only thinking of two that I remember being in and at least one more that I am not sure if I was in or not.

The for sures: Grease and Little Shop of Horror.

I remember doing something with Oklahoma. I think.

I did try out for the part of Rizzo in Grease, I did not get it – was still shy and I did not do so great at the audition. Oh, well. It happens.

I remember doing some little in class scenes.

I wanted to go into the music field after high school. The recording industry. I went to college to try and get a degree but found out that I would have to take classes that did not pertain to what I wanted to do. Why did I need to take theory classes and chorus classes? I wanted a behind the scenes job not one that would get me in front.

Luckily I had a connection that got me a internship at a recording studio in Atlanta, I was there for 2 years. I got to meet a few celebrities in the industry – but I soon learned that my internship was not going to turn into a job within the studio.

By this time, I already had a job – non music related –  that I am still at to this day – celebrating 16 years this year.

Now a days, music allows me to concentrate while I work on my crafting projects or my writings. I put in my ear buds and allow the music to work its magic on me.

It allows me to connect with my boys, I love singing to them.

Aden loves Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Gavin loves Rock-a-bye Baby.

Music will always hold a special place in my heart as well since music was how we connected with Drake each and every night before we left him to come home to attempt sleep. It was also the last thing he heard as he took his last breathes in my arms. We would sing the same song, Lean on Me, we just did a few modifications to the song to make it more personal.

So I don’t get as much practice singing as I did back in high school but I still do it because I enjoy it.

Singing to the radio, MP3 player, movies, etc – that is the closest I get to music.

Although my career in music never took off, it did not harm my love for it. My connection to it.

Does music move you? Does music connect to you within your soul? Do you have a connection with music? Do you like to sing? Does music help you?

Thank you

Marisa

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