As I was browsing through quotes, for the quote of the day (ok I don’t make it every day but I try) I found Maya Angelou’s well known “A bird sings not because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song”
It was one of those moments where the words seemed to jump out of the page at me. They reached inside my mind and heart and struck not one, but several chords. Within the last year with the loss of a job and the onset of some health issues, I’ve begun to make use of my time by writing. I’ve always wanted to write. I grew up in a family of writers and artists, but somehow I never felt I was good enough. That was because I expected immediate praise and perfection. Even now my inner critic, who has thankfully lightened up on me considerably, will have something nasty to say. ‘Why are you doing this anyway?’ “What do you hope to accomplish?” “What’s the PURPOSE?” Well, Miss Critic, I have an answer for you, I do it because I have a song.
©2010 Jennifer Hazard
Originally posted on Nanakoosa’s Healing Place, Facebook page,
May 22, 2010
A tale to tell, a song to sing