Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mystique SPEAKS again!

In high school drama, my friend Theo named my inner diva . . . Shaniqua Mystique. I decided to drop the first name, for P.C. reasons. However, Mystique sounds a bit shady on it's own. Ah well. It's funny because in college, my guy friends always talked about the big ole diva that lived somewhere inside of me, waiting to come out. I would practically whisper anytime I was singing, but they knew. Oh they knew. And with time, I found her through writing honest songs that I could sing with passion.
Anyways, Mystique had taken a little hiatus from her writing career in the hubbub of motherhood. It's funny how many people ask me "Written anything lately?" . . . like it's a greeting. Everytime I said no, and explained about being busy and blah blah blah, I felt ashamed. I actually felt scared. What if I never wrote another song?! It is a fear of mine. I've always felt like my next song will be my last.

But today I sat down with the guitar. The house was quiet. Steven was out climbing. Davie was napping. And I was writing . . . finally. Actually, I had written much of the song in the car. But I sat down and put it all out there.

If you'd like to hear - come on out to the Advent art show at Convergence on December 11th!


Leslie said...

That is great to hear! After seeing you at Cuppies and Joe a few weeks ago I found myself wondering if you have been doing anything musically lately and so I'm glad to hear that you are! Had the ipod on shuffle the other day and Living in Red came on...still my favorite :)

The Pybs said...

You let me listen to it NOW!

Kristen said...

Oooohhhh, girl. I cannot wait to hear it. I love you!