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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. ~GoetheAnimals teach us a lot about ourselves.  The boys are brothers from the same litter & they are bereft without each other but however much they love each other they are also beset with a natural tendency to compete for my time & attention, to outdo the other, to be jealous.  It is the sort of unhappy mix that creates insecurities. 

The Lord is so good to me.  All my life I have loved wonderful music ~ the difficult sort; the sort that tends to make most people roll their eyes & wonder about me.  I have the sort of nature that would happily belt out a tune from the roof tops but alack & alas I was not blessed with the sort of vocal chords capable of such an exercise.  And ever since I ran into the scripture that talks about gifts being redistributed in heaven I have joked about putting in an order for Meatloaf's voice.  I desire not only to make a joyful noise, but also a tuneful noise: deep & strong & LOUD!

Now I grew up with a cousin I love deeply, passionately, & whom I envy from the depths of my everlasting soles because she can sing!  Oh my, can she sing.  My Star is just like her ~ in more ways than make any of us comfortable~ & listening to either of them hit a note with effortless ease turns me green. So not fair!  I am just like my cats, busily eyeing of the other's bone instead of concentrating on my own.

The Lord has promised to grant us the desires of our hearts ~ but I wasn't expecting any miracles in the music department ~not in this world.  I live with Star.  She is more than a little disparaging about my vocal abilities.  Big miracle required.

In the course of commenting about how lucky the QPAC choir is to be getting skills training just now I have been made an offer, one I am seriously considering because Alison seems to think she can work a minor miracle.  And so I have chatted to Star, who is always more than a little mortified when I sing with the choir, & we have reached an agreement because Star tells me she is a very good teacher indeed.  We shall see.  Star is going to give me singing lessons & once Liddy has departed & the car becomes available Thursday nights we shall think about singing with the QPAC choir.  Both of us.

We shall kill two birds with one stone because Star can do the driving & rack up her hours in record time as well as extending her C.V.  The Lord in His goodness & mercy is also knocking off two birds at once, giving me plenty to take my mind of what I am deprived of while giving me a challenge & something I have said I want.  More rehearsal time.  More performance time.  Brisbane...Here we come!


Gerry Snape said...

go for it!

seekingmyLord said...

I will pray for you much...and the choir, more.

Just kidding! I think it is great!

joyfulmum said...

oh wow! that is SO cool! it's amazing how God brings the desires of our heart to pass isn't it. often in ways we never foresee. this was very encouraging for me to read too right now:) GO FOR IT! :)

Ember said...

Good plan! Go, you!! x

Ganeida said...

lol Didn't realise There were so many lovers of bad music out there! Nah, with a bit of help I may manage if well submerged among better singers! ☺

MamaOlive said...

How wonderful for you!