I’ve been cooking up this musical since 2012, and this Myers Briggs ENFP knows it’s finally time to start sharing some songs.
In 2012 I had a significant list of amends to make, and there were those whom I held inside the imaginary cage of my own contempt.
I’m still learning what forgiveness means. And since I’ve needed a lot of it since 2012, I’ve noticed that it is alive and moving, welcoming us to collaborate.
It’s like breathing and singing. We can’t hold a note, we can only watch as the breath moves through us and we open to receive the next one.
This is “The Treasures We Owned” from ACROSS.
A lil story background:
In 1985, Lynn Steeple is a retired opera singer who teaches at Armstrong College in her hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
When she learns that her ex-husband will be the college’s artist in residence, she finds her life hurtling down an emotional mountain road in a truck with tired breaks.
This song happens in Act 2 as Lynn weighs the years she’s spent rehearsing the deeds of those who’ve trespassed against her.