I haven’t had the desire to write. I’m certain it has something to do with our current situation of shelter in place.
My daughter was very sick in early March. I believe she had the virus and I haven’t seen her in almost two months. It was a huge worry with her fever, horrible cough and lung congestion. My good friend, Dr. Sam Fink saved the day once again by giving us advice and prescribing her an antibiotic. Sam actually sent me a message on March 2nd warning me about the virus. He has been interviewed many times on the news and I’m so proud of him!
I am immensely grateful to be healthy. I had a terrible respiratory virus back in December that left me with a residual cough. I am still not singing much and the thought of becoming infected with the corona virus is concerning. I’ve worked hard to dispel my worry and continue to focus on my other endeavors.
One enormous project I’ve been working on is recording my second Insight Timer Course, which I’ve named “Songs of Healing and Hope.” There are ten lessons and I have almost finished recorded all of them. I have piano meditations associated with my course, which I’m still working on. Under the “Recent Music” drop down, I share some of those clips.
I have also released guitar and piano/guitar tracks associated with this course on Insight Timer. The links for those are:
SONGS OF HEALING AND HOPE GUITAR MEDLEY
SONGS OF HEALING AND HOPE GUITAR/PIANO MEDLEY
In some ways, my life feels like a continuum of my broken ankle recovery. My schedule revolves around meals, naps and computer time. But my current situation is so much better because I am able to walk. I go outside every day for a stroll and am adjusting to wearing a mask now.
I wrote my last story about “Healing Song” (HEALING SONG-PART 2) in December of 2018. On that blog post, I had shared about my oldest son. Since then, he has continued his amazing trajectory that culminated with him purchasing a home in Las Vegas. Back in February, we had fun looking at homes – I had no idea it would actually turn into a purchase so quickly. He had hoped I would come during his move, but unfortunately it wasn’t the best timing. I’ll look forward to seeing his new house when this is over.
I was having issues with my guitar back then, and I’m happy to say that I picked up my guitar after a two-week repair only days before the isolation began. It sounds wonderful and my new luthier did an incredible job. I was excited to record my guitar on my patio for this post.
My music continues to heal me.
It was a big deal for me to play out on my patio and share my performance. I even put on a little makeup and wore nicer clothes. My hair is already pretty shaggy and it’s all part of the experience.
Of greater concern is all the weight I am gaining from this fairly sedentary and food-focused life style. But I know I’m not alone and for now – I’m going to take each day as it comes.
So glad I could open up to share!
Link to other stories and recordings: HEALING SONG
I’m sorry to hear your daughter was sick, but it sounds like she’s come through it? My brother and nephew had the coronavirus–it was pretty scary since they live in New York, halfway across the country from me, and of course they didn’t feel like talking on the phone so days went by when we wouldn’t hear from them. But I’m glad to hear you still have your music, despite all that’s going on with our families, our nation and our world.
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Thank you, Belinda. You understand, having gone through it with your brother and nephew. Lots of relief all around – that they came through it.
You are right about my music helping me. This is such a strange time, but I know it will pass. Wonderful to hear from you. Thank you so much for writing and I’ll be looking forward to an update from you about your moving situation. 🙂
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Thank you for sharing this song Judy! It’s very calming. I found myself naturally taking a few breaths as I listened.
I think we’re all eating all the foods nowadays lol Each week, I tell myself I’m going to do better. This week, I’ll really return to a pre-COVID-19 diet 😉
Thank you for listening, Katherin. Glad it was meditative for you. Let me know how it goes returning to your former eating habits. I keep hoping to get there eventually. I know you understand. 🙂
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