I am a musician of many strengths and weaknesses. My focus and joy in life is singing. I have worked tirelessly to bring my vocal capabilities to a standard which I am happy with, only to raise the bar even higher for myself. Aside from my work in classical repertoire, I am just now coming to learn the beauty of jazz. I asked someone whom I care very much about to give me a tune to learn, and he did. "You Don't Know What Love Is" is a beautiful standard which I fell in love with before the track had finished.
The earth which we live on and abuse everyday is where I place my religion. I consider myself pagan because of this, and I have no real concern with what you think of me when I say that. I respect all life, be it plant or creature. You will probably never meet another person who feels guilty about killing a mosquito. I don't know if i believe in deities reigning over us, but should one or many exist, I know that gender wouldn't be applicable.
I believe that language, in its written and spoken forms, is a beautiful thing. It pains me that so much of our youth has been reduced "txt." I believe that reading levels are ridiculous and impose unnecessary limits to children's growth and intelligence, at least as much as gender biasing does to the infant psyche.
I am an anti-war activist, a member of the GLBT LIberation Network, and as a future teacher, active in protesting many of Chicago's "improvements." I believe that being visible and making your voice heard in peaceful manners such as these will ultimately cause the desired change to happen. I encourage anyone and everyone to stand up for what YOU believe in. Never be ashamed of what you believe. If you are, perhaps you should reevaluate why
you believe it in the first place.
If you still want to talk to me, be willing to face your grammar being corrected and sarcasm that will not always be detectable.
~*~Music and singing have been my refuge.
And music, and singing shall be my light.~*~