today was my 39th birthday. woo hoo.
woke up to new tom’s, diet coke and a footloose movie.
work. writing and design.
lunch with my accountability partners at an old fashioned soda fountain.
dinner with the fam.
another trip to moose lodge. they asked if i minded coming on my birthday… to which i said, what better thing to do today than see your song come to life.
here is the epiphany i had yesterday when chatting with songwriter max t. barnes…
i love writing. i have been writing for the last 30 years of my life. and writing professionally since i got out of college.
i really love writing.
until now, i hadn’t written songs. i wanted to, but i hadn’t.
you know what’s so special about it song? it has longevity.it has infinite spins. it brings back memories and elicits emotions time after time…
most of the things i write are things that will have one go-around.
we don’t do reruns in church, we don’t do reruns in magazines or in books.
everything i typically write is experienced once, maybe twice if it’s really spectacular…occasionally it is loved enough to be saved and dogeared…
but then there is music… you can literally listen to a beloved song thousands of times.
so… if there is a really important thought, idea, way of thinking of something… it is good stewardship of the idea to trap it in a song, where it will have the possibility to impact more people.
so, yeah. that’s compelling. and exciting.
i’m still writing shows and articles and curriculums and studies… but i’m really enjoying exploring this long-living method of sharing what i learn and is revealed to me…
just finished up my first song, Up In My Treehouse with Curt Campbell (sung by Curt Cambell and Caitie Hurst)… i cant wait to share it, listen to it and teach it to the kids in treehouse. got to do it at moose lodge with jeremy, josh and jim “Moose” brown. i’m beside myself.
and planning to make songwriting a regular thing… i love the wise use of ideas…