Is it your voice? Is it mine? Shall we sing solo or harmonize?
Am I funny? Am I poignant? Am I speaking the truth? Does what I have to say matter?
I’ve been blessed and fortunate to meet an entire traveling band of insightful people. After general appearance and the way a person makes me feel, the next thing I notice is their voice.
Thunderous or mute
Emphatic or subtle
Confident or apprehensive
Truth or lie
Then I wonder how that person crafted their voice. How did they weave through the noise to find their one true note? Tone is not only evident in writing, but revealed through speech, mannerisms, and quiet (or loud) daily living. Do people express it best through sound, words, actions, or pictures? It’s with the notion of voice that I uncover the orchestra’s pit for a mini-series that starts on Monday.
The three women you are about to meet have blown me out of the water with their words – syllables dipped in grace and slathered with the sweet sauce of knowing one’s self–a truly decadent, and rare gift.
Rose Lockinger will be with us on Monday as she shares her journey with finding her voice and speaking personal truth. Rose is a mama, a professional, and a writer who will inspire you. What person hasn’t spoken their heart because they were too afraid, crippled, or chastised? Rose does so with grace, inclusion, and insight.
Dailyn Lewis will be next. I’ve known Dailyn since she was a teenager, and her mama is still one of my most favorite people in the whole world. Dailyn’s long legs have dangled over the side of shared lake bank more than once, and her witty remarks kept us on our toes. She’s a philanthropist, a writer, and a Colorado wanderer who possess a kind soul older than the Rockies. She hasn’t yet told me what she’s writing about, but I already know it will be amazing–just like she is.
Rounding out the series will be sweet Sammie Schurig. Like Dailyn, I met Sammie because I adore her mom, and this little red-headed apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sammie is a D1 swimmer with eyes on the future, and a heart always in the right place. She’s a beautiful writer whose voice rings clearer every time I read her prose. On a side note, she’s always packing a swimsuit just in case my husband is around, challenging her to a grudge match in the pool.
Each of these young women have inspired me in different ways, and I know they will do the same for you. If you want a sneak peek, you can find these lovely ladies here:
See you on Monday! I can already hear the orchestra warming up.