How can I make a difference?

Published on novembre 30, 2010

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There is so much suffering, poverty, and injustice in this world. Some of us see it more often than others. I almost never see it.

Sometimes, when I am panicking about my future, when I am worrying that even if I decided to give up singing, I wouldn’t have any way to make a living, when I am alone and not even my wonderful support systems can hold me up, I have moments of clarity.

This time, I realized that I can reduce human suffering, I will, eventually, be able to reduce poverty and maybe even injustice. I want to improve not only my environment, but the worlds of as many diverse people groups as possible. This is such a large task – how can I do it?

Who know exactly? But: My only chance will be to do what I have been given to do in my life: do what I do best to the best of my ability. I’ll leave that to you to guess what that might be. Sometimes I feel like I have not figured it out myself.

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Pour répondre à la question : "Est-ce que vous chantez toujours ?"

I have learned that there is a difference between my physical voice, and my voice in the broader sense. I have mastered my physical voice – all the nuances, the breaking points; learned the ways my voice likes to move and blossom. There is freedom and joy in the practise of using my voice in that way on stage. But I needed something more.

La magie de la vulnérabilité : Un an de sobriété

Inspirée par une petite puce en plastique argentée qui se trouvait dans ma poche et qui portait l'inscription "Women in Recovery" d'un côté et la prière de la sérénité de l'autre (et par mon téléphone rempli de nouveaux numéros), j'ai découvert un désir en moi que je ne savais même pas que je voulais avant d'entrer dans cette réunion. Je voulais me retrouver.