How High The Moon

Liz Sumner Boldness, Courage, Fear, Life Dreams, Music 2 Comments

My week-long jazz masterclass begins tomorrow. I’ve been looking forward to it for a year and I’m over the moon. I’m not entirely sure what to expect. I know that there are jam sessions in local cafes every night. I intend to make the most of any and all performing opportunities but that means I’ll likely be away from home …

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Life

Liz Sumner Fulfillment, Gratitude, Life Dreams 1 Comment

We spent the afternoon rehearsing in the hot sun. We had hoped there would be time for a quick swim before the guests arrived but we ran long. I desperately wanted to cool off and headed for the pool but turned around instantly as soon as I saw the people gathering– no public appearances in a bathing suit for me! …

Don’t Hold Back

Liz Sumner Boldness, Courage, Letting Go 2 Comments

I just saw a video excerpt from America’s Got Talent. I don’t often pay attention to those but this one really moved me. It started when Courtney Hadwin walked onstage as an shy, gawky, very ordinary seeming 13-year old girl who then transformed into a fully-commited Janis Joplin for the new millenium. I’m still feeling the emotion of seeing her …