Monday, March 29, 2010

Singing is good for the soul!

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I belong to a singing group. Actually, I belong to two singing groups, a very large one -- approximately 80 women -- and a smaller group of about a dozen women. I love them both!

My life (like so many of us!) is hectic and stressful. Some people have told me that adding yet one more activity to the mix is downright foolish -- okay, so some have used stronger words than that, but I don't feel it's appropriate to mention them here. But they're wrong. Singing truly is good for the soul. When I'm singing my head feels better and so does my spirit. Ironically, after three hours of practice, I come home feeling rested and rejuvenated. Funny, huh? Not only is it liberating to belt out some catchy tunes, but I'm surrounded by wonderful friends, women who share the same love for music as I do. It's very special.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my life as a mystery writer. But when you sit at a desk all day, usually by yourself, it can get lonely after a while. What a great release to join with a group of like-minded women and sing your heart out.

I just got home from my Monday night rehearsal tonight, and I feel so much better for it. As I drove home, I was still humming some of the songs we'd practiced. It was pouring rain outside (I do live in Eugene, Oregon, remember), but there was truly a song in my heart. A great way to celebrate the release of my new book tomorrow. Sing! Sing! Sing!

1 Comments:

Blogger Vita said...

Is your group singing "Sing! Sing! Sing!"? I heard it sung yesterday on the radio for the first time. 91.9 FM. Fun. The way you feel about singing in groups I feel about playing in bands and orchestra. Uplifting.

April 29, 2010 at 9:12 AM  

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