The Wisdom Within Each Moment

Making Music (first published May 2013)

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When I was a teenager, my parents spent a couple of hours every evening tending to my grandmother; first at her home and then in a nursing home. I spent that time blissfully at home – alone. I would usually play the piano and sing. I made believe that I was performing in some huge concert hall and everyone was cheering and applauding for me. It was great fun. Getting the material however, was a bit of a chore. There wasn’t extra money for sheet music or even records so my only resource was the radio. I didn’t play piano by ear, but I could pick out chords to just about any song I heard. So when I heard a new song that I liked, I would have to wait to catch it on the radio again and again to write down the words (I only got a line or two each time) and memorize the melody. Sometimes it would take weeks to get it completed. Then I would sing it over and over and write the chords into the lyrics as I found them on the piano. It was hard and sometimes frustrating work but I soon had several pretty impressive notebooks full of songs. Today things are different. If I like a song on the radio, within minutes I can hear it again, download it and burn a CD. I don’t play the piano now like I did then, though. Maybe music is just too readily available in our high tech world. When I had to work for it, it meant so much more. It seems anything that comes too easy, just isn’t as much fun.

Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”


Author: Lessons: The Wisdom Within Each Moment

Teresa Sue McAdams’ articles have appeared in various newsletters, publications and blogs. Her book, “Lessons: The Wisdom Within Each Moment” was published in 2012. She teaches classes on meditation, spirituality and tai chi and has been an intuitive counselor for over thirty five years. Teresa’s undergraduate work was in journalism and psychology and she earned a doctorate in 2006. She has sought answers all of her life and sometimes sees them in every ordinary moment. Teresa lives across the river from Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Ben and four cat friends, Thai, Lily, Melody and Oz.

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