dear jmderay,

i wanted to thank you personally for this post and the one that said "i love your text"

i had to record the next day after i read that and it had some real positive effects on my peformance

i was questioning my writing---feeling tentative about the words i wrote which i would sing----i think i felt i had revealed too much of myself

it was your words--- that helped me do an original song with great confidence--when the performance might have been "lack luster" without your input.

when i began to record the song---i realized that i was ready to let "intimacy" begin as to expressing words-- that years before---i couldn't have , wouldn't have--- written.

your faith in my writing---made a great recording that had applause from the engineers and a "high five" as i came out of the studio.

i'll make sure you get to hear it

you must be some wonderful artist---as your writing shows a beautiful heart.

thank you more than words can express for your encouragement---it came---when i needed it most.

many, many, hugs,

i actually love this little room with all it's "wordy furnishings"

an artist is a "solitary soul", no matter how many people around---

the most beautiful furnishings here to date---came from you-- and

from whack

bev
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