The morning was all lesson prep routine – daily basic warmup, a later more intensive warmup that I do at least three times a a week, practising all of the harmony parts for my singing group’s next session, then practising a bunch of other songs I’m working on for other groups before heading off to my weekly singing lesson.
I started writing a post about political things during the intervals between warmups, but the singing got in the way of researching some of the links I wanted to include, and since getting back into singing again about 4 years ago has helped make me a happier person than I’d been for a long time, I decided to prioritise the singing for today and let the politics wait for tomorrow.
My singing teacher pushed me hard today, chipping away at the most intransigent of the masks I’ve unconsciously layered over my natural voice over the years. We got somewhere important (and a bit startling in terms of what I’ve been muffling with my masks for all these years). Now I just have to practice exactly what I learnt to let free today so that I can keep on doing it!
I should probably do some gardening tomorrow morning. Before we do our monthly concert of golden oldies for the dementia unit. Then I’ll write that politics post.