My wife, Laura Baron, is my secret addiction!
Laura is a singer songwriter with a long list of awards,
accomplishments, and CDs. She writes a blog, Daily Dose
of the Muse. and I thought her latest post was very cool.
My Secret Addiction
So I don�t smoke cigarettes or drink much
(love the occasional Shiraz blend) and I enjoy my cappuccino. But I
have this intense craving or maybe it is an addiction. I feel it on
most days. It often peeks through when I am swimming in a well of
logistics, trying to stay afloat. I feel this tug, this kind of
gnawing. So I slip off somewhere quiet with my beautiful Canadian made
Larrivee steel string and suddenly I am in a whole other world. I am
speaking a language that I know other artistic types share. The
language of putting sounds words rhythms paintbrush camera dance steps
to feelings both emotional and spiritual that rise up to be
experienced, expressed and ultimately witnessed. And in those moments
as I am riding those musical waves I feel someone is listening. It�s
like having an audience with a very quiet, attentive, an almost
invisible friend. But one who listens with her whole heart. And she
listens and listens taking in whatever is flowing through at the time.
And when those stolen magic moments subside and the songs wind down I
look back up at my computer waiting for my eager fingers, at all the
bags of groceries spilling out, my kids sprawled with iPads and
homework littering the counters and I look up at this invisible someone
and say with a bit of a smile and a feeling of relief �Thank you!�
the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always
hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic
will never find it.