Oh I love opera! I love it I love it I love it. And I miss it.
My mind races back to my college days quite often. I loved learning and walking the streets of a busy city surrounded by tall buildings. I loved learning how to manage my time and coping with the stress of long to do lists. I was so excited and envigorated being surrounded by music in rehearsals, lessons, classes, and all of the concerts I attended.
Music was one of my first great loves. It is something that no matter what stage of life I'm in I want to be doing it in some capacity. I have to. Whenever I go long periods of time with out and then I come back I can't believe how starved I was for it.
This weekend I got the opportunity to sing at a talent show. Oh how it filled my heart with joy. It was a simple low pressure situation and yet it felt so familiar and comfortable. Although it took me a minute to settle down in to it. Right around "felice mi fa" I let loose and just let it all soar right out of my mouth. I've been singing this song since I was 12, which should not have happened but that is a story for another day! So it was nice to say hello to an "old friend". I'm so grateful for a talent I hope to use for good all of my life.
You did such a beautiful job, Rachel!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent with us all!