Bridge to Nowhere05 / 29 / 2014
Well we have just completed seeding on the farm for another year and just in time for the rain that has been falling for most of the day. I love these rainy days. Rainy days put me in more of a creative mood and it’s the best time for me to work on music.
I’ve just completed a brand new tune “Know By Now.” It has been finished for a while, but somehow I thought it was missing something. It’s funny sometimes when I think I need to rewrite a section, or throw in a bridge, as in this case, I should just leave well enough alone. In doing so the bridge somehow took away from the feel of the song. It’s kind of like painting a picture. When you overwork the paint it usually turns into mud. Sometimes there is a beauty in simplicity. “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication” ~Leonardo Da Vinci. “Know By Now” is about forgiving yourself and forgiving others, as we are all only human. We all make mistakes, we all have baggage and we all bleed. Nobody is perfect and we all have our own crosses to bear.
I have been away from writing, recording and performing for a few years now and getting back into it is challenging to say the least. I don’t have a road map and I am just trying to find out who I am. Am I Florence Foxwell the Farm Wife, Mother and Grandmother or am I Florence Foxwell the Singer/Songwriter and Musician? Well I guess I am all those things and more.
I am still on this road to self discovery, and doing so I have met some of the most awesome, talented, giving and encouraging people I have ever met. Those little gems that believe in you even when you’re uncertain of what you are doing or where you are going. Those little gems that make you believe in yourself even when you feel like you shouldn’t. I have also come across some of the most discouraging, arrogant and self absorbed people I ever want to meet, but I try to forget them and concentrate on the positive ones.
So I will continue on this path and in doing so I know I will continue to make mistakes and even fail at times but I hope I will continue to find those little gems that seem to show up at just the right time and make you believe that you are going in the right direction as they shine their light on your way.
Sometimes bridges do lead nowhere, and other times they can take you to places you never thought or dreamt you would ever be. And sometimes reconnecting a bridge once travelled reminds you of how lucky you are and how thankful you should be.
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