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 Spent yesterday doing something I love and haven't done since before I fell ill - I sang, in public!!!, at a Mòd, which is a Gaelic singing competition.  I only took one medal, but I don't mind.  I didn't really go looking to win anyway.  The chemo did a number on my vocal apparatus, and for awhile, I was afraid I'd never sing again as I had before.  But I've been working with a vocal coach and also working on my stamina (singing, believe it or not, is very physical) and I'm pretty pleased with how I did.  I'm not ready to head to Scotland to compete in the Royal National Mòd yet, but I might be, in year or two :-).

Now I need to spend sometime catching up with emails, LJ and fb . . . rumors of internet access at the hotel where I was staying were greatly exaggerated.  It's amazing how a weekend without internet access feels as if I'd been to Mars or something!

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librasmile
Sep. 14th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
Yaaayyyyy!!! CONGRATULATIONS :^) How blessed must you feel to be getting your voice and music. Yayyyyy!
albalark
Sep. 14th, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
Thank you!! Yes, I do . . . singing is the closest thing to freedom I know. When I get lost in the music it is almost like having wings, so geting to fly again is a thrill, even if my wings are still a little shaky :-) .
librasmile
Sep. 15th, 2010 04:56 am (UTC)
Well you know the remedy for that - keep singing :^)
librasmile
Sep. 15th, 2010 04:57 am (UTC)
And here's an early Happy Birthday!
albalark
Sep. 16th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Thanks ::ggg:: . . . I intend to keep singing through many more birthdays to come :-).