Joy in the World

I had a beautiful feeling and realization recently through the creation and fruition of completing my new, forthcoming album, of relating a bit to how parents must feel when their little, magical bundle of joy is finally now in the world…

Only a few people have heard the album so far, but mostly I’m the only one living with it from day to day, and I find myself shifting, growing with it, and finding comfort and hidden blessings in these songs. It’s been a lovely little secret gift to have in this time all to myself… though I can’t wait to share it with you, and beyond.

It’s a good reminder to me, also, that no matter how difficult it may be to make something beautiful, or to be something beautiful and good and to offer it up to the world, however it wants to receive it, it is always worth it.

It is always worth it to shine your light in this world at all costs.

For so many of us who struggle, it can be a long journey… and it’s been a very long, winding, and bumpy road for me to get here. And though there’s plenty of work ahead for me to do in myself, and in bringing this album fully out and releasing it, I do feel in part like I’ve done my mission.

I’ve shined a light in my darkness, and have brightened up my own little corner of the world… and I hope that will help make the greater one even just a little bit brighter.

Supernumerary Rainbows  , by Mika-Pekka Markkanen (Creative Commons)

Supernumerary Rainbows, by Mika-Pekka Markkanen (Creative Commons)