Excitement and sadness

Quite a day I had yesterday.  First I hit the heights after learning that I'd been chosen as a finalist for this year's Symphony Under The Sky contest.  I've always been a fan of symphony music, especially anything by Beethoven, and it's exciting to think that I might get a chance to play an outdoor show in front of such a big, appreciative audience.  But then a call came in the afternoon, saying that my dear Mom had passed away after 90 full years of living.  A blessing that she went quickly and peacefully, before her mind was too far gone.  Such a dull ache these things bring on - grief giving rise to relief in long, slow waves.  As for the SUTS show, it's a comfort to know that Mom would be "there" in a way.  She loved all kinds of music and was often moved by it, something I tried to capture, partly for her, in my song Days of Loneliness.  Miss you, Mom...

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  • Lyn Besse McGinnis

    Lyn Besse McGinnis

    Hey my friend. Isn't life like that? You get the excitement and the sorrow at the same time. The ying and yang of life. Thinking about you. Lyn

    Hey my friend. Isn't life like that? You get the excitement and the sorrow at the same time. The ying and yang of life. Thinking about you. Lyn

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