Recently my beloved uncle from the U.S. wrote me. He said he was a little worried and sensed I had drifted off my path. I assured him all was well. I told him about a recent setback and assured him that the course was set for change and good things to come. His letter did however help me to reconnect to a sense of purpose and meaning. Sorting out in my mind the difference between what matters and what doesn't, I stopped to breathe a while.
Taking the time to breathe and reflect I looked deeply within and felt a softening. My heart went quiet. My mind went quiet. And then a re-awakening occurred. I remembered Love. I felt Love. It was deep and quiet. I was full of gratitude and breathing once again without constraint. Feeling Love for Love's sake.
Into my mind came a lyric and a song that I had written years before. Initially I had written it with a partner in mind but as it went on I realised the lyric was about Love and Life and Love for Life. And this was exactly what I had started to feel again.
In this month's column I would like to share these words and music with you. The singer is Katie Noonan. The album from which this song comes is a self-titled album called Elixir, a three-piece group – vocals, guitar and saxophone. Katie told me recently that this song has become a highly requested song at weddings in Australia.