This morning I’m resting my voice and it got me thinking!
On my early Monday morning dog walk, at first I felt absolute freedom at not speaking to anyone. I’ve had a lovely, but busy, weekend and the quiet was so refreshing. I’ve also had an awful cold for nearly three weeks and, with two gigs this coming weekend, it needs banishing. Here was me taking back control and getting better!
Then I felt rude. However big my smile or wave at fellow dog walkers, the park warden, it didn’t seem a good enough response to their morning greeting.
How much we take our voices for granted. To greet hello, exchange the (annoyingly) perfunctory “How are you?” … And to say “I love you, have a good day.”
The voice is a vocal fingerprint. It expresses who you are and what you believe.
That’s why using it for what you were born to use it for is so vital, and so fulfilling. And why singing is so blooming brilliant.
Whether Greta Thunberg at COP26 pushing for better international commimitments on carbon reduction, singing to your cat – or at someone’s wedding – your voice can change the world and your community for the better.