Month: July 2013

The “Flash”

Back at my parents house visiting.  It’s the Fourth Of July and it reminds me of my childhood.  I was always so excited for firecrackers and sparklers.  The thing I love most in this journey of life is something I call the “Flash”…..  The flash feeds my soul in a way that nothing else can or does………  My Family

When I was a kid I felt the flash lots of times, but back then i didn’t have a name for it.  It wasn’t until I was 17 that I could define it.

 My junior year of high school my dad thought we were going to move to California, so we went out to visit.  He was feeling terrible about moving me and honestly, I was feeling terrible about getting on that plane back to Indiana.  That one trip was life changing.  It opened up my mind to possibilities I had never new existed, and the beauty of La Jolla was something my eyes just couldn’t fathom.

One evening my dad said hop in the car, I’ve got to take you somewhere……  We drove down the ocean highway and he got this smile on his face…..  BIG smile……  After this amazing drive, he said, “I think it’s about time”.  I was going crazy.  My mind was trying to figure out what on earth it was time for.  Mysteries have always snagged me into dangerous curiousity……

What he was going to show me was nothing man made or dangerous though, it is just this moment when the world stops and you feel the electricity that powers the Universe.

 After a little while he pulled off the highway onto this overlook that was perched above the ocean.  We all sat on a bench and watched the sun set.  There is a moment when the sun and the ocean meet before it slips beneath the horizon…….and in that moment their is a flash of light.  Nothing I can describe other than it happens REALLY fast and your hair stands up and it a true burst of electricity.  Most beautiful moment that comes and goes in the blink of an eye.  

 DSCN3091When I step on a stage to sing and do a sound check…..  I get the  flash………  when I sing my first song in a set, I get the flash.  Sometimes when I belt out a high note……………I get the flash.  The flash is one of the biggest phenomena’s in life to me.  It is so powerful, addicting, and mind blowing.  There is just nothing like that moment when you are one with the Universe and you feel it’s charge!!!

It is the fourth of July today.  This holiday is always filled with such incredible man made “Flashes”.   The one thing I know about experiencing anything, is that you have to be present in the moment to see the miracles.  If you are reading this, thanks for being a present in my life at this moment.  ……… I just wanted to wish you a wonderful holiday……  and hope it is filled with not only fireworks and sparklers, but also filled with  an electricity that ignites your soul in the most beautiful way!!!