Graphic designed by SloMo. Artwork provided by Judith Heartsong.
Click to listen to the AOL-J Anniversary song.
When I started my journal last September, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I don't think any of us really did. But we just...did. The love and support that I've received from this community is part of what makes me who I am today.
When Vivian first asked if I would dedicate a song for the Anniversary, I had just been diagnosed with mono. I was so weak, I could barely hold the guitar. And my breath capacity was very limited. A month passed and I thought for sure I'd miss the festivities.
But Vivian was persistent and asked one more time [ok, maybe more than once]. It was only last week that I was finally able to play and sing an entire song without collapsing into bed from exhaustion. So I made a last-minute phone call to some musician friends who were up for the challenge of recording on the fly. Thank you Vivian, for not giving up on me.
Pictures (below) are courtesy of Robbie, who was also available at the last minute to join us for the first recording session. She got to meet the musicians and hear the song...over and over and over again! A million thanks to Robbie for her honesty, spirit and support.
Be sure to visit my website, designed and created by my good friend SloMo. It always feels strange to say "my website" because to me, it's SloMo's website with my information on it. She's the brainchild of that project. Because of her, my music is being heard all across the country. And in a few other parts of the world. And now I have somewhere to go on vacation next week.
I learned a lot this week while recording. At the very least, I really got that I wouldn't be where I am today without the AOL-J community. With love and peace.
Click to visit Special Edition Anniversary Blog (SEAB), highlighting the events of the cyber-celebration marking the 1st anniversary of AOL Journals.