And somewhere in the darkness… the Gambler he broke even, and in his final words I found an ace that I can keep. Thank you for the music Kenny, you really touched my heart.

kenny-rogers

The Gambler was the first adult song I ever learned to sing as a child. I used to sing it to myself while I was working at my desk in my kindergarten classroom. I had no idea I was singing it out loud until one day my teacher tried to get me to sing it for the other teachers, which was mortifying since I was painfully shy back then. Kenny Rogers has always held a very special place in my heart,  so waking up to the the news of him passing last night in his sleep really hit me. He will truly be missed!!!

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ~ John Lennon

Lennon street art

Happy Birthday to a true legend!

It’s been an emotional day hearing that the Legendary Glen Campbell has left the planet…

glenFeeling grateful for his beautiful contribution, and for the gift I’ve been given of spending time this summer with his son Cal. I recently recorded my first track in his studio, which is filled with Glen’s presence and memorabilia and makes his passing all the more poignant. Such a beautiful life