The Butterfly Glass

The Butterfly Glass

I can see it. We’re sitting at a table, with a cheap waterglass and a set of watercolor paints. I’m about to go to a birthday party and I’m probably 4 or 5. My mother is painting an exquisite butterfly onto the bottom of the waterglass.  She says...
This is What You Get

This is What You Get

Years ago – it could have been on Mt. Olympus, but I think it happened in Stockton, California – my mother fell in love with Larry, the man who would become my stepfather.   In the myth, she knew he was the one and … Oh, never mind … it’s...
THIS IS IT: Musical Transcendence

THIS IS IT: Musical Transcendence

Here’s is a recorded version of the song this post is about:  As we rehearsed “The Nightingale,” I thought: THIS IS IT … … a tiny, huge, quiet, explosive defining moment, and I was in the middle of it.  It’s like when you wait for...
Auntie’s Eve & My Favorite Aunt

Auntie’s Eve & My Favorite Aunt

A few years ago, I was in the middle of a show in May when I heard myself blurt out that the night before Mother’s Day is actually “Auntie’s Eve” – I happened to have a show booked for that night so I told everyone they needed to bring...
The Music Box

The Music Box

NOTE: This post includes an audio file related to the story. To listen while you’re reading, click the arrow on this player: Siana's Dream: The Music Box by by Deborah Henson-Conant (Deborah Henson-Conant - Harp) https://hipharp.com/cv/audio/ae/06_siana.mp3...

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