Recently I had the privilege of listening to a radio interview given by Canada’s Ann Mortifee. She’s known as a singer, composer, librettist (full disclosure – I had to look that word up – that is she is the writer of librettos).
As well, she’s an author, story teller and keynote speaker around the world. Her music blends folk, musical theatre, pop, sacred and world music.
At the end of this month, she’s presenting shows in Vancouver, B.C. entitled The Magic of Seven –Seven Decades of Spirit in Story and Song.
She says that as she enters her seventh decade she wants to spend time doing what she loves and seeing what sticks. You have to love that goal. She noted that each of us has something to offer to the world. It’s important to step up with what you really love.
On a somber note she states: “We are the cancer on the planet. We are fouling our own nest on every level.” But music sustains her and fulfills her.
At the end of the interview, she confides – “I’m not done yet”.
Whatever decade you may be entering, these are wise words.
Thank you Ann Mortifee. She reminds us to awaken more fully to the gifts within ourselves.