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The White Butterflies: Eurythmy & Me

 

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Excerpt #22

 

 

I am to start to have piano lessons again and am very excited about it. It looks like the piano is going to be part of my life once again. I’d love to play in front of my dad who loves my playing.

This really focuses my attention in a positive way.  It is all aimed at enjoying my life and it will also be good for my mind and spirit too. I am very much looking forward to getting stuck into new pieces.

I have been on a long journey with my music. I began composing in my teens and this gradually improved by my twenties. I had piano and singing lessons in my twenties. I used to perform at the College, when I was training, but my voice has come a long way since then.

When I was 31, I joined a music development place. I performed in showcases, went to music seminars and I enjoyed that being part of my life, for a while. I played at the Spice of Life quite a lot, too.

The happiest I have been musically speaking is when I did some professional gigs in Holborn and Tower Bridge. Also at the Brighton Fringe Festival.

At Tower Bridge, there was a white grand piano and microphone and it sounded so good. That had to be the best performance I have ever done. I’m now performing regularly in Brighton.

I just need to express myself and enjoy the process. It is definitely my unique form of expression.

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About a year and a half ago, I contacted an old school friend on Facebook. We had not seen each other since we were doing our ‘A’ levels, but I thought it would be good to have a reunion.

Straight away we realised we lived near each other, and it was easy to meet. We met in a nearby café and have now become good friends.

 

As I write these words, I feel so very open about my future. My life eventually carried on, through the darkness – and I found my way into  the light… life was to give me incredible riches  –  and for that I am grateful.

 

Marcia Lake (c) 2017 – 2018

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