May. 8, 2019

FORGET THAT THE THEATRE IS DARK AND THE SEATS ARE EMPTY AND---JUST KEEP SINGING!

I NEVER PLANNED ON BEING A STRONG WOMAN. I GREW UP WANTING A SINGING CAREER--TO SING WITH STYLE AND ELEGANCE--TO BE A GREAT SINGER WHO ENTERTAINED AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD. MY LIFE HAD PROMISE AND THERE WERE OPPORTUNITIES. THE TIMING WAS RIGHT AND JUST WHEN I HAD ONE-FOOT-INSIDE THE THEATRE DOOR.....MY MOTHER SLAMMED IT SHUT.

FROM CHILDHOOD, I TRAINED WITH MUSIC TEACHERS AND VOCAL COACHES. I SPENT YEARS SINGING, VOCALIZING, TRAINING, AND PRACTICING... BUT...I NEVER SPENT EVEN ONE DAY... LEARNING TO BE "STRONG" OR "INDEPENDENT".

ALL THESE YEARS LATER, I'M STRONG AND INDEPENDENT BECAUSE I'VE HAD TO BE.  TODAY, MY YEARS OF PROMISE, HOPE, AND ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES ARE FAR BEHIND ME YET..THE LITTLE GIRL IN ME CONTINUES TO HOLD-TIGHT TO THE ELEGANTLY-BEADED GOWNS; THE NEVER-WORN SILK SLIPPERS; THE GORGEOUS PEARLS AND RHINESTONE JEWELRY; THE MANY BOXES OF SHEET MUSIC. THE PIANO IS GONE BUT.. THE MELODIES ARE HERE TO STAY. 

A LONG TIME AGO, I STOPPED DREAMING ABOUT A SINGING CAREER. BUT, LIKE THE LITTLE GIRL IN ME---I CAN'T BEAR TO SAY "GOODBYE" TO THE GOWNS, THE ELEGANCE, THE SPARKLE, OR---MOST OF ALL---- TO THE SONGS IN MY HEART.

Sally Miller

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17.10 | 01:42

I miss being Facebook friends with you! Hope you are well and happy.

Tammy Brookover Jay

15.10 | 01:28

Love all of this. I'm so lucky to be your neighbor,

30.08 | 16:26

Sally, my friend, I love your writings and sometimes they make me cry and then smile. I love you as if I had known you all my life. God Bless you each and every day in all you do.

29.08 | 19:19

Lol, I loved reading this story! As a female that dated a couple men with Harleys, I totally understand and met Harley Guy myself, many times over!
I hope you get your 3wheels someday soon!

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