NaBloPoMo XXII: Walking on the Edge of the World, Capturing Rainbows: (What I’ve Been Singing This Week)


Isn’t this a lovely lullaby? You can’t have a repertoire without a lullaby or 20 in it, can you?

Secret Garden is the duo of Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and Norwegian composer and pianist Rolf Lovland. They’ve won Eurovision twice (for Norway) and are the originators of the song You Raise Me Up which everybody on the planet has recorded (this is only a slight exaggeration). I sing it myself. (Why let the professionals have all the good tunes)?

I walk to my singing lessons. It’s a steep uphill climb all the way. My walk takes me past a cemetery, but on the other side of the road. Yesterday, icy rain was falling on the cemetery, but not on my side of the road, or me, where the sun had come out. I felt like I was walking on the edge of the world. As I turned off the road into a side street, I came face to face with a glorious rainbow. I have the option of a lift back down the hill, but don’t take it. I wouldn’t want to miss out on a rainbow. And there are little sloped gardens which tumble onto the street. More than once I’ve arrived home with my pockets full of free seeds, grabbed, as I spring along sprightly and sing along brightly, off a neglected plant. Yesterday I came home with a rainbow in my pocket. (Isn’t that a song)?

I made a breakthrough in my singing yesterday. This was between 9-11 am on a cold dull rainy day. It’s nice to be making breakthroughs in anything at my age. Shows that age doesn’t count a bit, unless you’re trying for the Olympics.

I guess yesterday it didn’t dare rain on my parade.

Make yourself happy today, have a breakthrough.

P. S. Yes, I really did write spring along sprightly and sing along brightly.  And I’m not editing it out!

Ann

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