Why it’s socially unacceptable to be passionate

Do our passions scare others? Do others enjoy questioning and taunting even if your interest means nothing to them? In today's world, especially as a teenager, I notice inequalities, form strong opinions and fight for my beliefs but all too often this is frowned upon. Like for some reason I'm a woman fighting for her …

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Courier of the soul- A poem

Performing is delivering a gift From writer to reader, composer to listener You decide the path and perhaps the packaging But you leave the gift at the front door Ready to be discovered, unwrapped and cherished. The package was in your care Responsible for its preservation You may enjoy the recipients reaction But you are …

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I’m worried that I now look boring when playing

Since addressing the impact my technique was having on my body, I discovered that much of the tension I was creating was from extreme movement of my body and head and neck. I discovered that although  I thought my movements were freeing my music, they were clearly impacting on my body in a negative way. …

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I’ve just discovered that I have never listened

Until very, very recently I understood the art of listening to be a passive, almost reflex action. Something we don't have to think about, something that occurs naturally just like looking or feeling. I didn't expect to have to keep a specific awareness of the sounds and messages around me- I expected them to come …

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