Who are you known as?
Who are you REALLY?
Why am I asking??
I’m asking because I realized I actually hide the me I most feel I am.
I think most people know me as a ‘harp player.’ And it’s true. I am. But it’s not what’s important to me about me. What’s most important to me about me is something I actually hide — and I THOUGHT I was sharing it.
Sometimes I hide it in plain view – by holding up a harp in front of it. Sometimes I hide it by being vague about it. Sometimes I hide it by posting videos and setting them as unlisted or private. Sometimes I hide it by ONLY sharing it inside the private chat room where I meet weekly with students in my Academy to answer questions. Sometimes I hide by sharing once and then running back into the safety of not-sharing. Sometimes I hide by ‘forgetting’ to share something that’s deeply important to me …. and I can forget to share that for decades.
And now I’m committing to share.
That’s the deal.
And I need you to help hold me to that. Because I’m scared I won’t do it.
Who am I REALLY?
I’m a composer. I tell stories with music.
I tell them on stage, with my instrument. And I write them down for other people to perform.
So this week I’m sharing two things:
1. The amazing life of a single piece of music, “Baroque Flamenco” in the hands of many people.
2. The new songwriter’s catalog I FINALLY started creating on my website, with songs from my musicals, stories – and a even some I’ve recorded and shared on albums.
Now … who are YOU known as? And who are YOU really?
This is something I really want to know. Leave a comment below with your thoughts.
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