What do cows have to do with singing? For me, they were probably my first real “audience” as a singer (aside from my parents). When I was a little girl, I used to sit on a fence at the end of my dead-end street in my small town in Iowa and sing to the cows that were in the field there. They were a very captive audience! They would gather round and listen to me very intently. I can still see their faces but most of all, I can still remember that feeling of singing to them and how it lit up my soul inside.
I love to sing and appreciate that I have vocal chords that still work to do an “ok” job of it now. There were times in my life when I was singing daily. Singing fills my heart with joy and makes me feel alive. I would say that singing is one of my passions: something that I would be happy doing as a career. But I didn’t follow that path and I appreciate that it’s really never too late to pursue it now, if I decided just that. I also appreciate that I don’t have to be in a singing career in order to sing. Singing doesn’t require any instrument, except our own voice. While I play several instruments, I love singing most of all.
I appreciate really good singers like Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Cristina Aguillera and Kelly Clarkson. I love singers that give me chills when I listen to them and I love to experience that feeling when I sing, too. I appreciate singers of all musical genres. I also really, really love singing shows on TV! My fave show is The Voice! I appreciate how there are no age limits on that show, and that the initial “judging” is done entirely by listening to the contestants’ voices.
I love to sing anywhere – but lately have been singing more privately in my home, my car and yes, in the shower! I feel inspired by singing. What inspires you?