Year: 2017

Footsteps

....and as the corner was turned a new and wondrous sight like a story in a book written but now to be read... was to be seen...! " Happy New Year! for now Rachel :-)
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Pause

After the anticipation of Christmas comes the pause of time past and times to come. I feel it like a wave that has hit the shore and retreated to the cycle it plays. Feelings can bombard and thoughts can flow and it is a good time for me to think. I respect this time as it offers me a challenge to be honest with myself, to grow and deepen on my journey. I have great anticipation for the days...
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Sugar, Salt, and Pepper

Good evening!  As Christmas Season is vast approaching I have been thinking as the days fly by and I sort through the recipe file of events. A season for joy and good will! This is my hearts desire. A little bit of pretty lights on a dark night! So to pour the sugar into the season! Open the many recipes for this and go! But sometimes it's just a little too much pepper...and too much...
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It’s Beginning to lOOk a lot like….!

Good beautiful morning! I hope this day finds you well and ready for a new week! In the ebb and flow of life I am finding some great new treasures of wisdom as I learn to deal in new areas of creativity! As journeys go they can stretch us, break us, or discourage us all depending upon the way we flow through all of the obstacles and challenges that come our way. It's inevitable.  I have gained...
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Even In the Laden Snow

Good evening! I have been working on some new music and felt like a break to stop and think for a moment. The snow fell last night. All the flurries of the sky whirling around in the black night. I think of Van Gough who painted the motion of earth in little strokes of paint round and round we go... When the snow lays softly on the ground it is as if the earth has been put to bed. The same...
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Tipping Teeter Totter Too!

Teeter totter Tip this way! Tip to me and don't delay! Up and down this journey play Teeter totter Forward stay! So the journey keeps moving forward and the path seems to be opening up onto a grassy green! That sounds nice to me as the snow here is wet and the ground a burnished brown :-) I feel so honored to share these thoughts with you! So for now I wish you a really wonderful day! Rachel! :-)
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In Poppies Feild

The sun streamed into the dingy room. She placed his coffee on the wobbly coffee table that caught a ray of the sunlit day and revealed the dust unseen in the evening glow. "Maybe we can take a walk this afternoon" she said, looking over at her husband of many years ,her eyes glimpsing a far away look. He was silent, sitting there in his easy chair. She took another knowing glance into his eyes...
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And So a Time..

Good afternoon! The sun is brilliantly shining on my arms as I type to you some thoughts for this day! I first of all hope that you are very well! Things said and unsaid all weave into our lives a pattern of hope, despair, joy and trial. So goes the essence of the journey. As the music takes more and more of my heart, a passion that burns bright I realize there is a time for everything. I am...
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Can You Hear it!?

What is that hustle is it clear? A wisp of wind blowing in my ear? From snowy banks a song I hear? A distant twinkle star, Oh dear! A sound of Christmas in my ear! A coming time of winter cheer! A time for loved ones to be near! :-)!!  
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Love Her Tender

As the snow lays cold and new on the earth here,  I grab my sweater to keep warm. My mind is on a situation that has been brought to my attention lately. Family disputes. A place of comfort and warmth, like my sweater is taken to a place that becomes the depths of sadness and shame. The brokenness of life is made raw.This is a hidden pain just beneath the surface for so many. What should be the...
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Ahhh….a Little Closer Please…..

Good evening! It is really time to settle in for the day but I just wanted to share a thought with you before I do! As my opportunities broaden and come to me more frequently I am aware that this journey is not always clear at first. What can look to be a real and amazing opportunity can at closer look seem to change and turn into something totally different. As I grow with the music and business...
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ThankFuLL

As I head into a season full of color and a nip in the air I am truly Full of Thanks! Sure there are always the moments that keep us challenged but I am finding that everything has a season and a time to it! I feel free to create my music and begin to simple pursue it with a passion! I feel the anticipation of doing this and creative sparks are beginning to fly! So in this new season I want to...
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Just a little bit more!

Good afternoon! The sun is just beautiful today, shining on the falling golden, red leaves that whisper a change in season! I just came in from finishing a portrait for a wedding soon coming. It always feels so rewarding to finish and On time!! :-) With all of the distractions around it's so easy to feel like not pressing on with a project, like this painting..I was really struggling for a time...
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Smile! :-)

Smile sweet baby Rockaby song Loves in the making Love's heart is strong Feel winds of sunshine skies Move away the clouds Sadness be not in Your eyes Smile! Have a wonderful day!! for now Rachel!
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Under The Sun

Good morning to YOU! I hope you find yourself well and looking forward!  I understand the elements of distraction as the journey bears many new challenges, but I am reminded that there is a time for everything. I have recently been so grateful to be able to use my talents more and more readily! What I love to do is now transforming into a purposeful venue! As if a narrow path upon a rugged,...
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New tunes New Opportunities!

Good morning! I hope all is well with you today! With all the various variables that we face I find it interesting where a path leads one! I played my new tunes for a live audience for the first time and it went over really well. The day started rather gloomy. The sky was unpredictable and a large storm came through. I wondered if the show would be cancelled or if anyone would even show up! Just...
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From the thicket came a road….

It wasn't as if it was obvious to the common eye.. Inching through a long series of brush and undertake, some swamp was bearing down upon the ankles of the one as they slowly ebbed through the seemingly blurred forest. It wasn't expected, no, yet there it was...a well padded road. :-) Looking forward! Have a beautiful day! truly Rachel :-)
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Giggin!

Good beautiful afternoon! How have you been?? I have been working on my gig coming up tomorrow! Mostly new tunes so this is always with a bit of butterfly's for sure! Also I painted a picture for my latest tune, it is called "Sea Dog" which is also the title of my latest song. I woke up one night in the wee hours and this tune was going through my head. I was so tired and didn't really want to...
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Imperfect Perfection

From fallen, broken, weak, laid low From error written here below From less, uneven, below the score Perfection lives Perfection's beauty we adore Perfection needs not Perfect shores.
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Through Hazey Colored Eyes

Good morning! I have been thinking of how the path one follows can lead  into disruptions. Nothing conjured up or expected but still it comes. Seemingly it throws off ones rhythm, but I am learning that it directs  if one lets the wind move.  Smoke may fill ones eyes for a moment but still the path is clear. It does feel like riding the waves and not loosing site of the destination. I suppose...
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Through Smoke and Fire

This morning I headed off to the Sally Ann to play and sing. It was a very smoke-filled sky and I wondered if it was so safe to go out into. I carried on with some doubt in my thoughts and headed into the building. So many new faces I saw. Old and new, and all there to give of their own time to help others. I was so impressed with them all so warm and cheery they were. I sat down to the piano to...
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New Growth

Good morning! I just wanted to wish you a great morning!  I have been enjoying my new tunes and getting them ready to perform and record. I feel really excited about so many new opportunities we are working on! In every turn the road leads me on! Have a beautiful day! Lots of love to you! for now, Rachel :-)
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Time Line

Every life tells a story. Woven through the passages of time. Secrets we hide or places we dream to be are all poured through the vessel of time to reveal the truth about us. What we really believe, who we really are. Our sins that find us time and time again. Poured through our story washing in and through us to reveal our real truth. To reveal truth itself. For anything based on a lie will not...
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Running River

So I got me a ticket To a One Way Show Found me a beach on a cozy river hole Wind in my hair Wind in my soul Running River Flow :-) Lots of love and music to YOU!! Have a super day! Rachel:-)
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Winds of Opportunity

Good evening! As this day is settling in and I too, I want to let you know that I have ridden a wave and found it full of new shores!! As my journey continues, and rounds a corner all full of smog and danger I have discovered that a journey can be full of surprises! What could be a cliff hanger experience can also become an exhilarating opportunity to try ones wings out! This is where you find...
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Grey Into Blue

Bigger pictures , From bigger skies from hearts in tune From loving eyes To see beyond Fates charcoal lies To find the truth So too abide In love :-) Lots of love and music to you! Rachel :-)  
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Every Little Moment

Good morning to YOU! I hope this day finds you well! Today it is beautifully sunny outside and I was able to take my coffee and just drink it all in..the atmophere and the coffee!!  This walk of life has its ups and downs..I find the emotions of life have times of fragility. I think at those times its good to be kind to yourself. Ride it out. What seems to be so ominous today becomes something...
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#Anxiety The Best of Zest Vol. 1

Good afternoon! I hope this day finds you well. It has been hot here but nothing a nice cold ice pack can't solve..! As I work on my new music I have been reflecting back to the time I wrote some of my earlier tunes. I guess we write from our journey..where we are at. I feel an artist who lets themselves learn at times of failure, loss, sadness and fear can then create something for others. I...
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New Photo’s New Music!

Good beautiful afternoon! We are in the midst of making music! Just thought I would take a break and say Hello to Awesome YOU! Yesterday we went for a ride to try to find a spot to take a few photos..! We ended up on a gravelly road...(me car..me car...) but finally got back onto some great pavement and wandered off to a road never travelled before only to discover some really beautiful scenery...
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#Clearvision The Best of Zest Vol. I

Hello! Good afternoon! As I look out onto a clouded view of the sky I am thinking how easy it is to lose one's vision;  perspective in things. How easily we can alter our perspective from happy to sad..! When I wrote Clearvision, I was in University. I was working very hard to move forward and forget a very troubled time I had just come through. I think I found a piano somewhere and just sat...
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PS. Baby Blue!

After I wrote the song Baby Blue, the people who were experiencing some troubles had a listening ear,  and through understanding and some changes they made a great move forward and are really working together and have become so much the stronger for it all.  Crisis doesn't always mean the end but can become the beginning of good things to come, a change in the right direction. Life has ways of...
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Baby Blue!

Good beautiful evening! I want you to know that we have uploaded an MP3 of one of my new tunes:-) It is called " Baby Blue". I wanted to be able to share it with you. We will make a video for it soon. This song came to me as I was confronted with a very difficult life crisis. Not my own but someone I love dearly. Of course songwriters bring out their pain or joy by music. I played the piano and...
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Maple in Flavour

...and the magnificence of the tree, grew steadily, its leaves forming new and graceful branches. One looked around the green emerging beauty and wondered at its sculpture and story. It's sameness yet newness emerging with the sense and comfort that only comes through times own measure.
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Wild Rose

Who does water, fill your cup? Who tends to weed Who fills you up? But still doth open, bloom of divine Sweet scent of you And only thine.
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#Colors 3:52

Good beautiful evening! I hope your day went really well! I have to say it's a really beautiful time of year and all of the sunshine leaves you smiling! Today I was in town working on a project when we ran into our former drummer of The Best of Zest vol. 1&2. We haven't seen much of each other lately. Life gets like that and band members have seen a great deal of one another for a long period...
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Thoroughfare

Pathways find an ebb and flow Sometimes struggle, is what we know To fumble, plunge The path to go To find our way The ebb and flow  
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On the Verge

Good afternoon! As I anticipate all these great ideas coming to bloom I know that the ground work is just that...work! Then the magic happens! I realize on my journey that it is the journey that is important. To find the good in each day and relish it. To not look back but keep on moving forwards;  eventually it all makes sense. It all has a rhythm and reason and fits into the Universal puzzle...
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Happy MOther’s Day!!

I remember her, busy in the kitchen or busy at her desk working..or spending time with my Dad,..or fighting a headache. My Mom. Sensitive, behind the scenes artist. My Mom wrote music and poetry and sang so beautifully but who knew? She was too nervous to sing in front of a crowd, too sensitive for that. But my Mom is brilliant and full of wisdom. Thank YOU MOM for the music you have passed onto...
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A Musical Evening!

Good evening to you! I just finished working on music with an artist that is very talented. It is interesting how paths cross and meet and the storms inbetween..Like a paper airplane flying in the wind that meets an undercurrent or two. There is definitely a mystery to music. My friend has a story, and I hope that his pages are now written in the black not red. The very thing he loved almost...
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They made an impression

There they were, he with his limp and her with her speech troubles and crooked grin. Simple people, sometimes he pushed her in her wheel chair, sometimes she walked with a difficulty. There they were, always one with the other. Grey hair speckled  the tops of their heads like a crown on top jeweling two hearty grins. He had never learned to read or write, he told me, he used his memory, came...
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#By The Fire #10 Zorobabel

I came about writing By the Fire at a time when my world was turned upside down and totally uncertain. It was a time of pain and struggle. That's when you get songs like this. They come to you like a source of comfort, like a moment from the Divine. I knew that in spite of my personal world events that I was "taken care of". That inner peace and comfort that comes to us when all else is uncertain...
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Happy Easter!

Good day to You! As Easter Weekend sets into motion I am full of joy really. I think of Easter as a time where faith is realized and so too in my own journey as I have learned to really stretch my self in faith and take a "flying leap"...faith then begins to emerge into reality. It's a wonder and a wonderful thing really. To break past the mediocre and reach into the heavens and pull out a star!...
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New Growth Green

Good morning! Today is one of those days that I have discovered a mindset. An attitude adjustment that is so important as journey's go. Sometimes the life we love is just blooming into place. This can require work that is not what we love to do, but is necessary and I am learning to appreciate it all. Not just the gifts that call me constantly but the rocky road that makes me into a better human...
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Springtime’s Muddy Waters:-)

Good afternoon. Today I have been reflecting on small sphere's like the puddles on the road that wash away the muddy soil, where new life begins...To larger spheres' and how we are all so interdependent upon each other to some point. How we all feel emotions when an event takes place. This morning at my Sunday gig, a young man with a slender build was sitting quietly in his chair. I remembered...
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Shadows and Sunshine

Good morning! Although today the sun is shining yet behind a curtain of cloud and fog, I am looking forward to this day of creating and music! I've been going over my set of new tunes and getting them ready for performing.  There are many times that require quietly working and this will be one of those days!  I hope your day is going wonderfully! Have a great day! for now, Rachel:-) "We cannot...
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Set…ready…:-)

Good evening! I wanted to share my day with you:-)  As the rain falls on the cold hard ground I have been getting a set of my new tunes in order and practising them. I am getting them ready to not only perform live but also to try my hand at video. :-)  We are also putting one of my instrumentals to video...and hope to get that up soon.  In so many areas of my journey lately I have been...
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Ride the Wave

Good morning! As the ocean; so seem we... So many different currents and energetic waves move and crash to form a rough weathered sea, but I know that we all have a ship to sail! A journey to experience and weather through..but also there is a beauty to "riding the wave" and finding the joy that one feels when the wind carries us on the ride! So we ride the wave and find the exhilaration in the...
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Sunshine :-)

Fill me up from Head to toe So sunny skies and Earth's blue glow I feel that sense Of joy and know That soon a new Bloom soon will.... Grow!! Have a beautiful day! Rachel :-)
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And so much more!

Good evening! I just wanted to say a quick HELLO! to YOU!  Also how much fun I have had creating film score samples.   And so there are many more creations we are planning to begin. As winter's white blanket of covering turns form and travels , bobbing here and there  in the suns rays... til seen dropping into drains, I am looking forward too many new challenges and changes! But I'll tell you...
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To Garden Paths

I walked along and found a path Not without rocks and curved hills turns A road that leads me through the flowers Through toil and storm Through midnight hours I watched two madman shovel strong To cause a hole to bury its song For what? I asked to do such wrong When garden paths flow Where we belong.  
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Creating…Yah!

Good morning to YOU! I hope you are well and looking forward to this day! I know that I am as we are going to be creating today! I was talking to a friend about life, and the rhythm of life and thinking how each day has a flow, a rhythm to it and as a songwriter each day is singing a song! It is an interesting thought anywho! :-) Winter is gently serenading me with light snowflakes floating but...
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#Art and it’s ever Presence

Good afternoon:-) As I start very soon into the studio where we are mixing down more samples for Film, I am thoughtful of the value of what we as artists do. Live in sacrifice and time given to express to you a value, for this time and beyond. To perhaps mirror the soul's cry or the beauty overlooked. Art weaved in and through a culture in any time in history. Like thread for the making of the...
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Great Day!!

Good evening! I just had to pass the JOY on to yOu!! and tell you what a great time I had in the studio today! I am sorting and creating film samples and will soon put them up for you to ....well..sample.! It is a whole new aspect of musical creating and I really love it so much! Also have new tunes in the "cooker" so to speak..A great deal on the go and I am very thankful and honored!! I wish...
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Springtimes Kiss!

I walked in bliss as the snow flakes dripped of water drops and sunlight diamonds. I felt your kiss, a brief caress of springtime wisk of days to cherish. For you brushed my cheek with sunlit moisture, smell of seasons new arrival. And as I walk in cheerful wanderings ,  you are here to welcome me:-)
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Step in it’s Fine!

As this day is winding down I am reflecting on my journey this far. It's that balancing act of new territory and faith. Walking on the water so to speak means to focus on the object ahead and not the deep ocean floor. Taking a risk and stepping forward into an unknown possibility is stretching and broadening my comfort zone for sure! There are times on this path that faith will be put to the...
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Past the Drudge Donkey

Far be it for me or you to live in limbo...frozen in time till time runs out! No! The grey, shadowy days of mediocrity paw at our heels as we see only mist and drear..NO! Far be it from us to let it sink into our bones like quicksand in the night..For we will face the eyes of drudge, it's nostril smell of dank and dull its lure to shallow waters call to sleep and stillness creep ...PAST HO! and...
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Music and Peach Pie!

Good afternoon! As winds blow and temperatures shift into new seasons I wanted to say that I am more and more inspired lately! I woke up to a new song in my head the other day and am really excited to complete its journey!! Recording sessions have been going really well and that too is a reward in and of itself. :-) As journey's go...I find the warmth along the way is to love and be loved and...
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Swing

Good morning! Just an update as we are back into recording again and it feels great! Finally getting to move through my new material. As so many new projects are getting off the ground I find my time needs to be organized.  So many new ideas at first feel like floating clouds but as we "ride the bike" and just keep moving the momentum turns into a reality. I know that the path is there for each...
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Tiny Yellow Seed

Good afternoon! I hope you are very well! I have lately been thinking of the whole idea of belief.  How it affects our whole way of life. As we are launching some new ventures I am realizing that the faith one has is actually the ultimate. It was said to me, that the journey is secondary to the faith on the way. Journey's are full of challenges and yet, faith holds its own. More than holds its...
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Photos and more!

Good evening! I just wanted to say a big hello to you this night! So many new and great adventures we are tackling here! It is all very new and also very exciting for me to stretch myself and grow in several new areas! But also we have just had a great time on the photo shoot and will very soon upload some new pictures if you would wish to see some! This year for me is truly one of growth and...
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Big Great Machine

What was he doing? We all looked and stared. A crowd around in a sun dazed glare. Way up! Way up! In the clouds somewhere, he balanced almost in thin cool air! A little boy he could not see? " Up,  up!" his Mother said," is he!"  We all cranked our heads and watched in awe as the man in plain air, well, did the SEE SAW!  He wavered here! And he wavered there! Balanced almost in the thin, cool...
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