Over the last few years, I’ve committed to the dream, the dream of self suffiency and the dream of playing music. A big reason for that is, as most of you know, I believe music is more than entertainment and escape (both noble pursuits) but not my calling neccesarily. To me music is a healer, its food, water, and shelter for your emotions, your story, a way to connect your experiences with that of others, often when they need it the most..which leaves all kinds of play room for the divine..but I’ll go down that wormhole in my next blogpost about this great new book “Change Your Conversation”.
This Post is dedicated to the Fine folks at Musicians on Call who were kind enough to let me where their badge and escort me around Vanderbilt Medical Center’s Children’s hospital with my guitar, and put music in the room with families that need a lift, a song, or more than anything….a break from whatever it is they are dealing with.
It stirred up all sorts of things that I’ll spread out over my experiences there, but all in all the magic is in walking in the door, and seeing a few people who are so glad that you aren’t another doctore, another shot, another pill, another cup of Jello. You are bringing something just as vital to healing, which can be seen by the smile on their faces and that is SONGS.
I’m going to continue writing about my experiences with MOC, but for anyone interested, check out Musiciansoncall.org and see what its all about. This experience made my month, and its funny how the mental chatter and anxiety just falls away when you are giving your time to something worthwhile and good for others…Big Love!!