This is a bad photo but it was taken at CKU Nashville a couple of years ago and I had such fun there and met such wonderful folks that it brings back sweet memories.
My friend Shirley and I (with absolutely no musical background) felt the call to write a children’s musical. We both had just enough musical knowledge to write down the treble section of the music and then turn the rest of the score over to our pianist friend who did a wonderful job of putting our tunes on paper.
As our pianist worked on my particular songs she made the comment that they were syncopated. What a cool word! I loved it and when I looked into more of what it meant musically I thought that it could also apply to our lives.
Only a few months later I was back in the work force and spent a number of years in jobs that allowed for no creative outlet. I felt a need to get back to something creative and I thought of that music…that irregular moment from bar to bar usually concentrating on the weak link. I felt like my life was in a state of syncopation….I was not using my most powerful beat…my creativity, just office skills, which left me little fulfillment.
The good news is that finally I was able to retire and now I am synchronized, in sync or have found my dedicated rhythm and am singing a new happy and creative tune!
Every once in a while I feel I should back away from scrapping and leave it to the younger, hipper and more talented, the ones who are always published and receiving all the honors that seem to always be out of my reach. Back when I first started scrapping and digital scrapping I felt like I had something to offer, something new and something I wanted to share. Now and then, I find myself thinking that I'm not needed and have nothing to offer the scrapping world. I don't mean that in a self pitying way, but just matter of fact. And in those times I think I will just bow out quietly and noone will notice...but then something wonderful happens that keeps me in the game and brings the fun back into it for me...:-)
If you find yourself in that same situation. Hang in there with me!