My BLT (Biggest Little Teacher) has been taking singing lessons for a few months now, and loves it! Her teacher is a professional singer and has created a children’s choir that will be performing at a professional venue for Christmas. BLT is beside herself excited! It has been apparent for many years that BLT loves to sing, dance, and perform. Yet, when I ask her what she wants to do when she grows up she replies, “I don’t know”.
The other day we were chatting and she began to tell me about how she does her warm up scales with her singing teacher at the beginning of each lesson. BLT began to speak as if she were alone in the car and proceeded to tell me, “Sometimes when I sing I just pay attention to the notes and I watch the keys on the piano…and then….I like…become part of the piano…Sometimes when I’m tired I just go into the music and I will all of a sudden know the lines.“
Ahhhhh, I was in love listening to her subconscious take over and spill out of her like a flowing river. When she finished speaking she was quiet for a moment and said, “Wow, I don’t know where that came from!” and began to laugh. I asked her, “So do you want to sing when you grow up?” and she said, “I don’t know.” Feeling frustrated I wondered how could she not know? Isn’t it obvious???? Then I thought, maybe I’ve been asking the wrong question. BLT knows what she wants to do right now, in this moment – not 10 years into the future. All that matters is right now. Passion is felt right now. Sure it can be followed, but not forced. Now wonder she doesn’t know!LOL! Maybe what she becomes 10 years from now is not really important.
All I could think about that day was how amazing it must feel to become the music, the piano, the notes. I tried to think back to a time when I’d lost myself in something I absolutely loved, because “that” would be my true passion… A place where the “shoulds” did not exist. A place BLT knows all about.
Thank you BLT once again for reminding me of what is important in life!!!
To you readers, may you enjoy this Thanksgiving Holiday by being in the moment. Blessings!