Monday, March 24, 2008

Milonga and Dr. Laura

Coming from a break in working on my Milonga, the one piece that's really hanging me up because I have such high expectations for it.

I took a little drive to the park where I used to walk my dogs, and I heard just a snippet of Dr. Laura talk to a young singer who really was freaking out whenever she would practice her singing... the girl would work herself up to a frenzy so much so that she'd started having panic attacks and start beating herself up for anything short of perfection.

Dr. Laura calmed her down. Said no one notices if something is not sung perfectly, but if it moves the audience. Does she do that, Dr. Laura asked her -- do you enjoy yourself? Because that's what we'll pick up on -- not perfection.

And then:

"Remember what a privilege it is to be able to make music with your body."

My god, exactly what I needed to hear today, as I struggle. I am so lucky!