“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I am glad this is not the case with me. I stopped “getting ready to live” back in my 30s. Every day is a day to embrace life, and I seek to do this in everything. That life embrace is reflected in my love of music. I come from a family of singers. My oldest sister Adrienne was training to be an opera singer before she heard the call to ministry. I have studied voice for over 15 years now, and have sung in choirs and worship teams since I was 5. So the music is in me, and comes out on a fairly regular basis.
Since I am in between worship ministry and singing gigs, these days I get the most fun playing around with music by creating playlists for my Yoga classes. I created a Summer Solstice playlist for my classes this week, and I received high compliments from my students in every class. It had my usual eclectic flair (I pull from many different music genres and sources), but with a languid feel of ease and heat.
For all my Yogi students and music appreciators, here’s the list: