Life as a Singer: Lynette 5/27/2014
It’s time for digging in again. We’ve finally put that dreadful winter behind us and now comes the time to begin something new. It’s the season when my fingers long to be down in the middle of a planting bed or pot.
I’ve finally pulled out last year’s shriveled remains of the pansies that were in my planter boxes, stirred up the soil, pulled out the weeds and readied the dirt for this year’s geraniums, petunias, and marigolds. In another bed, I’ve poked down seeds for snow peas, sown a couple rows of lettuce, and placed a few tiny seeds for basil smack dab in the middle. My folks came over on Saturday and now there are several tomato plants in the ground and rows of onion sets to mark some of the borders. The hard work of planting time is done and I can’t wait to see the results.
In the practice rooms something new is happening there, too. We’ve dug in deep again, pouring our hours into more new works of choral music than I can remember seeing all in one place in a very long time. Because of that, it’s also a lot more effort than I’m used to. My voice and my brain are getting a work-out and it’s been absolutely wonderful.
We’ve readied the soil. The markings are all there in the scores now. We’ve sung through each piece now multiple times. The seeds are sown and the ground is ready for something amazing to spring up and dazzle the senses. Brand new, glorious music is flowing from the page to our minds and out of our voices and full bloom is on its way.
It’s time to get ready for something remarkable. I hope you can see it. The colors, the fragrance, and the joy. It’s a new song. It’s time to sing again!