Music....soothes the soul and lifts the spirits

Just a quick post today, yesterday a well loved and well respected woman passed away from a long battle with Leukemia. I had the privilege of working with her for a short time, but she impacted me more with her love of music and how important music is for life.

One of the things I managed to keep doing during the worst of my depression was my role on the Macquarie Conservatorium Board.

Whilst this has had its challenges, it is something that I am very proud of doing. This connection to something of my youth and the opportunity to listen and experience wonderful music and to share that in our commuinity has been fantastic for me.

Jen knew this too, her love of music, of singing and sharing this love with others was something that struck a chord with me. I know others have other strong and positive memories of her, but her love of sharing something that affects the spirit and the mind, the sheer joy of singing and making music really resonated with me.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time. May she rest peacefully and sing always.

I invite you to get lost in some music today, to sing or listen to something that transports you to your happy place.

Jen would like that.

You might find this link a good read - Creativity Australia