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Year: 2018

Merry Christmas to YOU!

Good morning! I hope you are not too busy to enjoy some Holiday Cheer and Loved ones..Near! Last night I was working on music....I am almost finished with a song that I have been looking forward to finishing! Also so much more music to create and so much going on! The movie is coming along well and I am really enjoying this new avenue of creation! I will keep you posted on the goings on of such...
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All the Dusty Chatter

Was a whirl I say, all full of twigs Full of nonsense, full of jigs To pull the tree so strong and true To try to chop it down , chop! chop! who knew? So all to leave in scatter land A lie left waiting to take a stand.
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Time and the Measure of Things…

Good morning! Projects lately seem to grow and time seemingly shrinks before my coffee even touches my lips! But I am learning a wonderful principle in that gaining of time. Working ahead and creating a good schedule is really helping me to achieve all of these wonderful creative ideas! The movie is really wonderful and I am so excited about it! Also some unfinished music that is now top priority...
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In Clear Cool Blue

I look today , at the clear blue skies I look up I breathe from deep For all this world and all its joys For all the turmoil, Sorrows woe For every turn, weave up and down To cry to laugh to breathe I look up And then I bow To grateful love  
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IceCream and all that Good stuff!!

Good day to yOu! I just wanted to let you know that we have added a new tune onto the website! This song is titled "IceCream" which was a song I had sitting on top of my piano in a pile of songs. I used to jam it with the band, here and there! Anyways! I sent it to my brilliant friend Vladimir Entimirov who is an arranger and he created the orchestral sound. I Love it! So...I hope you enjoy this...
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Movies & Film and Imagination

Good morning to you:-) I sit here in the frosty morn and look out onto peace, yet am saddened by the news of suffering I hear. I want you to know my prayers are with you. That is for sure. Seems the ebb and flow of life brings us to great heights as well the forces of good and evil dance a dance of time. For me the news is good news this day. We have completed and copy written a new movie script...
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Distant Bells

The night lingered, rubbing its eyes slowly to wake. The early morning quiet was as a pause in a melody. The sheets warm from sleep and a gentle cool breeze blew past my face. The smell of the fresh coffee, brewed and warm caused my senses to awaken. "Stay a moment" I thought and feel. As if dancing the air swirled its contrast of cool misty morning to the warmth around me. As if bells in the...
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The Grass on the Other side

He thought it must be better She too perhaps the weather Climb that ladder, Put on a sweater I see their grass is greener Perhaps the latter So claw and clamber Climb and crawl To get into the greener stall But one small boy He looked around Into his yard And on the ground New flowers blooming In full abound!
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Wooah!

Good beautiful morning to yOu! I just wanted to check in and say Good morning to YOU! So many wondrous adventures aahhhwaiting! Every road to travel and discover! On this journey I am hoping that you are very well! As life gets busy and full of wonder, I am finding a most wonderful truth, that one can accomplish and create much and still have time for the most beloved of things...people and those...
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Whippely Wave

Up and down it splashed and soared! Round the corner, don't get bored.. Seems the tipping seasick blue Then UP around the sunlit grew The whippely wave Cool breezes too...! :-)   Have a splendid weekend!! So many tunes to make! for now Rachel :-)
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Cradle’s Lightly Swing

What pain is this ? That taint and pull A heart-throb loving, a branch that's full? Emotion swirls to guile of story Give altered sight Delude the path to glory? Rest in the strength Give peace to heart Peirced truth like arrow Find peace my heart.
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A 4-Wheel Drive Adventure !

It was a cloudy day mixed with moments of sunshine. Sitting with coffee and feeling the urge to curl up with a good book I began thinking of appropriating out of the ordinary. "Lets go get some photos somewhere fun!" I said. Half wishing I would just mellow out and relax. Off we went, packed our gear, water and outfits and away we went. It wasn't an easy road, by any means, up and down really...
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#ClearVision The Best of Zest Vol I

Good morning! Wow! Today it is snowing once again! It's really cozy I must say! Great for making music! When I wrote Clearvision, it was at a time when I felt incredibly confused. I had been through a very bad relationship. One that was full of lies. It did take me a bit of time to realize how much I was being lied too. It felt as if my world had turned upside down.  I felt incredibly confused...
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#Poppies Zorobabel

Good afternoon! On this September 11th, the skies are blue and a fresh breeze reminds me that Fall is slipping into place. I want to say a big Thank You!! to all of the heroes who defend and help in time of need, to create the freedom that we all enjoy. I am forever grateful to these brave people who step out sacrificialy. True heroes :-) So I dedicate this song "Poppies" to you today. The...
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#Colors Best of Zest Vol.II

Good morning! Today is really a beautiful day! I love the fresh fall air mixed into the warm sun. So invigorating and full of a new season anticipation. :-) When we created "Colors", Michael was single at the time. He wrote a great deal of 'Renaissance' love poems at that time. Ray and I thought these lyrics were brilliant. We had our band practise and the guys left. I sat down at the piano and...
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#Anxiety The Best of Zest vol. I

Good morning! Yesterday a storm passed through. Such a mighty wind, large drops of rain, lovely rain; both fierce and vigorous. It was a day to stay tucked in and warm and let the storm pass. That's how the last week has been. Full of personal dynamics and challenges, but today the ground renewed with the aftermath of moisture, looks as if nothing had passed by. And underneath the ground lie the...
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#One Act Play

Good evening! Today went well. Intentional. I am learning how to... yes, dream... but also act! Action requires intent. Intentional movement forward. I had a busy and good work day and wanted to drop in and say Hello! As I am now collaborating with many new artists, I also wanted to share from the songs that are now being played! When I think of "One Act Play" I am reminded of the band and our...
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Paintings on Saatchi/online!

Good beautiful morning to yOu! As I sit here with my second cup of coffee I just wanted to let you know that we have added the link to some of my paintings that are displayed on Saatchi /online! Some of these paintings I created to further express my songs. For example ; the song Poppies has a painting I created in oils, that is titled Poppies. The picture represents the hand of God holding...
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The Greedy Monster

There he sit all round and fat Thought he looked good But really far off lie at that He ate and ate and ate all gone The profits of his workers song and ate and ate until one day He fell down loud ! And died that day.
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With the Rain New Seeds may Grow

Good evening! So thankful for the rain we have recently experienced! Also... Just a few new features to let you know of! We have added photos to the Albums section. You can see us in the studio when we created Best of Zest vol. I & II also photos from the other albums as well :-) Also started recording a song I wrote in gratefulness to J.Michael Dolan who has been a source of encouragement to...
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Deeper Than Hell The Best of Zest Vol. I

Good afternoon to you! Although the wind is up and it is a cooler day than the "record beating heat" of yesterday, still the murky smoke lingers in our air and patchy blue sky. Fires seeming to feel it is their time not Summer Time:-) When I wrote Deeper Than Hell it was at a very tumultuous time in my life. I had been through a devastating relationship break-up. One that caused me to lose...
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Diamond Dust

She sat in her hammock and drew a deep breath He laid in the corner with all his regrets Why look you so weary your story all set Believe you a lie and see what you get What? You say ask for a true tail Maybe one maybe two? Then open their ears and in the truth flew But some only wish for, some only knew All that they gathered were lies and tales blue So why do you call out? and act like you...
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Around Every Corner is a Corner….

Good beautiful morning! I hope your day is full of good things! As the journey continues on I have experienced so many places on the path. I have also been listening to other people's stories how they have so many huge obstacles to endure and come through. It is encouraging for me to know that around every corner Is another corner. It is an exciting journey. Sometimes very challenging but always...
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#NEWTUNE !! All My Regrets !

Good day to you! I wanted to let you know that we have uploaded a New Tune Titled  "All My Regrets" This song is the original version that we are creating ! Babacar is still in process of creating this song and it has changed quite a bit! I was asked to write the lyrics and sing a melody and this is what I came up with! Babacar is creating a new sound to the tune even still! I wanted to share...
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#LandscapeSeascape Best of Zest vol. I

Good beautiful morning to you! On this sunny day I want to say thank you once again for sharing this time with me. :-) j So many songs ahead! and so much creating to do! It all is a process...hard for me sometimes to wait as life has plans too and I must carry out the particulars it requires, nevertheless the music flows!! Michael wrote these lyrics. I think they are brilliant and beautiful. I...
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Sailboats Best of Zest Vol. II

Good morning to you! One evening in the fall the band got together and we recorded Sailboats. I wrote this song and actually it has a tricky timing that Michael was trying to come into. We were recording off the floor and left it fresh. We tried to record it a few times but Michael was tired and actually we all were. We were recording and I had asked Ray to do a violin solo. When it came to his...
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Pictures The Best of Zest Vol. II

Good evening! I just put my guitar down and feel so full of joy this day as it has been one of those days that restore you from the inside to the outside! Pictures was a song I wrote for people with cancer.  Illness is such a heavy on a sunshiny day.  I say Too many people suffer from cancer. It breaks my heart. Cancer for some gets beaten,  maybe learning new eating habits, lowering stresses...
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In My Darkness Zorobabel

In My Darkness came to me one evening. I was in a very destructive relationship. One that was so painful that your heart becomes numb. It was a moment of despair. What was meant to be love was only a relationship that created pain. It felt as if the whole world had become dark. So dark that I felt myself sinking into a deep depression. I feel that it is in these times that truth can surface as...
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Liberty of Love The Best of Zest Vol II.

Good morning! The rain fell last night when I was sleeping. I could feel the fresh breeze blow over my face as I slept. I love that feeling:-) When we recorded Liberty of Love we had all eaten a great meal and proceeded to practise and then record. It was evening time and the room was dimly lit. Michael had written this poem and I turned it into a song. Ray added his magic sounds as we all...
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#Song in Am

Good morning! As you can see the website is being updated! I hope your day is going well. I have many new songs on the table getting ready to launch! When I wrote Song in Am I had taken in some boys that were struggling at the time. It was really difficult for me to do this but it was worth it in the long run as they have all turned out really well! I was hoping at the time to do some touring and...
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Rest- Zorobabel

Good morning! When I wrote Rest I felt the need to express the incredible discovery that "It's Okay". Being human is okay. Peace is hard to find and something we all crave. Peace from the inside of us.  Peace has to come from a truth that our insides know to be. That is the foundation to the lyrics that I wrote for Rest. Peace from within. Freedom to choose. It is a special thing that we have as...
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Buried Treasure

Good morning! How is your day going? I woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep as I was thinking about the lyrics and song I put to my most recent collaboration . The concept of regret and the path we take. How if we could see it before hand how would we make different choices in life. As I am thinking of these lyrics and how they correspond with inevitable suffering that life hands each one...
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Sunny Skies Lullaby’s!

Good beautiful day to you! It is so wonderful weather right now! I hope you are experiencing Sunny Skies that smile sweetly upon you! Just wanted to update you and let you know that I have finished a few new songs and we are in the midst of the creation of once nothingness coming to life! So happy to be able to move these new songs along! As I said previously I am looking forward to expressing...
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Music and Mystery

Good day to you! Thank you so much for hanging out with me here! So much on the go and that feels really great I must say! I really wanted to check in with you though and say Hello! I am in the middle of writing on a collaboration I am working on. As I was thinking about the topic, being a deep one, one that we all go through on our journey, I didn't want to just write it to finish. I wanted to...
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So Fair !

Good beautiful evening! I just wanted to let you know that we have uploaded my latest tune onto my website! It is a love song and I wrote it in chords I don't usually write music in but found it to be really enjoyable! I hope you take a listen and enjoy a little love song....! Have a wonderful evening and I really mean it! for now Rachel :-)
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#Love On The Road

Good evening! I just wanted to let you know that we have uploaded a New Tune onto the website, Love On The Road. :-) I had written this song for a different poem and had planned to record it. I had put it aside for a while. I then picked up the music that I had written for this song and decided to change the lyrics completely! And so it is, as it is, now! Love On The Road. We recorded it pretty...
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Oceans To Wild Winds

It seemed as if the boat would turn Those waves of ore and wild winds swirl The ups and downs and bellowed cries Of sea legged sailors You? or I? Perhaps the ship should find its shore Away from all the dangered horror Would raze or topple into cold The freeze...the chill...the loveless born "Ai! Nayy!" The captain cries with glee! "Onward Ho! Who me..To flee?" Nay so for now the shore...did...
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#Get Your Happy On! :-)

Good morning! I really hope you are very well!! I just wanted to say Hello to yOu and also share with you our new product! On this musical journey it entails many ups and downs which passion takes in stride. However, it is also really great when you can find something that also helps you to stay healthy and feel Awesome!! We are selling SMART COFFEE! I have found it sooo great and helpful as...
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Bird Of Paradise!

Hi! I just wanted you to know that we have uploaded my latest tune, Bird Of Paradise onto the website! So I hope you enjoy and more tunes ahead!! Have a very wonderful day!! truly Rachel :-)
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Mountains and Valley’s

Good morning to YOU! On a musical note... I will very soon upload my latest tune to share on my website. This song was a great lot of fun to make and I want to also make a video for it! Seems I am going to be doing some gigging this summer as well so my songs are getting ready and into sets to play! So much to look forward too! The sun is shining and calling me outside to take a walk in nature!...
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Melody and the Wall

There they were, the two of them walking gently on. The path unknown and the weather ominous. "Which way to go?" Melody asked her long time friend, Bel. "You know, Melody, I was sure it was this way..but look a wall..." Bel said thoughtfully. "Yes, I see it myself and so high it be". They stood there, and looked up for what seemed as a very long look. Then Bel said, "Touch it Melody". She looked...
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Cozy the Day

Good day to you! As I am getting ready to immerse myself into some new music I wanted to say how very grateful I am for all of these gifts of creating. How much life one can feel and the need to express this to you; to others. Why an artist creates! To share. It is beyond creativity but encompasses so much emotion and feeling that one has to share it, as if an energy moves through and the result...
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Motivation

Take me a moment and Keep it real Show me a true tale So I can feel Lie not I see you Just something to sell All things float by Look up and feel well Eagles still fly.
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Happy Easter!

Good afternoon ! I want to take a minuet to say Happy Easter to you! The winds pick up and whirl around us, as so to the energy that I feel. Good and bad whirling at such a time of new beginnings... a time of Spring and the hope that it brings :-) Holiday's can be a time for relaxing or reflecting. I am looking forward to reaching some of my new projects...finding them complete and able to share...
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The small beloved :-)

Grey sighed the clouds as the sky opened it's eyes to a new day. All grey I thought. Patches of snow lay hardened on the frozen grass, as if to cling to their coming demise. In between the white formed new.Those patches of mingled green and yellow that were slowly but surely rising from the earth. I went out to experience this grey day. "The walk would do me good", I thought, and moved out into...
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In the Physical

Good morning! As I get my exercise clothes on to start my day I am also thinking of the word physical existence or real or concrete. In this world of virtual reality..it is something I am thinking on. I realized in school that all studies seem to flow together.  Tied at the roots so to say.   Real or reality would to me then always show itself....if one is watching. False reality, artificial...
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Fresh oh the Air!

One little seed so softly blows Damper the wind..OH! There it goes! Heavy the rain clouds, gloomy and woe But fly little seed! Where ever you go! And so finds the day And so finds the time Not one moment wasted In nature's divine.
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TrustFun…

Good afternoon! Just to update as to the collaborations, and how they are coming along beautifully! You know I am amazed at how we just begin to create a new song or sound and end up with this beautiful piece of music! It is a wonder sometimes! I am also learning the value of quality team mates and the freedom of trust. I have heard it said that trust is the highest valued commodity today...even...
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Beyond the leap!

There are days that challenge one and stretch us farther than we thought we could go. Every journey has challenges that have to be overcome   ..it's never easy to move forward to move past ones own fears. Fears from past experiences or situations that come along, well they can trigger a response that can hold one back from the very things they were made to do. I have felt this way this past...
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Collaboration Is Beautiful !

Good afternoon! I just wanted to let you know how things are going! So we have uploaded our first collaboration onto our website ...."Hurry"! .....What? no! That's the name of the song... :-) Also I have several more collaborations that are almost complete and What Fun ! I Say! It has been!! I feel very happy with the way things are coming along with new music and all of this great creating we...
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Love Remains

Through tempest wind of stormy skies Through unintended advancing lies Through dark and mourning hearts deny A note of love remains. And when the storm skies thunder strong To hear its bellow above the song The moment breaking resistance strong Still love remains.
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Collaborating!

Good beautiful morning! As I get myself ready to work on some lyrics for a collaboration I am involved in I just wanted to update you and tell about it! I am very excited with the song collaborations I am involved in! It feels like some really fine work! I have many songs on the go and wanted to say thank you for sharing this time with me as I continue to bring new songs forward!  They are...
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Chocolate and Cherries

Good afternoon! Lately I have been craving chocolate a ..Lot! Maybe it's just because it's that Valentine time of year!! But also maybe it's because it's That time of year...well the time of year when we are all ready for some fun ...! As I am excitedly working on so many new musical pieces I find time management so vital. Creating dreams into realities in and amongst the day-to-day... Creating...
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And…

Good evening! I just wanted to clarify as I realize the song I mentioned "One Horse Town" was not on the radio interview but James Walsh has put the song "One Horse Town" into his rotation! So ...you can hear it there..! for now! Also it is a real pleasure to be working on many new songs...so I wish you a wonderful evening and much more to come! for now Rachel :-)!
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Celebefex Interview with James Walsh!!

Hello! Good evening! Here is the link to the Interview with James Walsh! He is a super person and I really enjoyed our visit! He was kind enough to put "One Horse Town" into his rotation! I sang it off the floor so...anyways..how wonderful ! Thank you so much for staying tuned....(tuned is a good thing...!! ) for now Rachel :-)
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Giddy Up!

Good beautiful afternoon! Today is a winter wonderland for sure! The snow so soft and gently falling! All that white space, and peace on the eyes!! Before I curl up to a good book I just wanted to say Hello to yOu! and update you a bit on things! The Interview with James Walsh went very well! During the interview I did an impulsive thing. I have wanted to thank J. Michael Dolan on behalf of so...
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Pebbles in My Shoe

Just a small round and round Simple as you be Find a little movement Unsettled may it flee It's just a little pebble It's easy one, two,  three To keep the pace and walk the trail Not burdened NO! But Free:-)
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Warm goes the Air!

Good morning! I really hope your day is going well! As winter begins to thaw some here I am so excited to tell you that the music we are creating is turning out so beautiful! I really find so much happiness in creating great sound! I can't wait to share it with you! I also had a super time with a few interviews lately and I will let you know when they will be featured! I love today as I am...
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So much to lOOk forward tOO!

Good afternoon! I just wanted to say firstly thank you so much for being here! Everyday is a new day to explore and that is how I am feeling as I am preparing my new material and beginning to create these many ideas ahead and in my head! Steep may be the path ahead but helping hands and kindly graces create a forward step! Eyes open, warm hearts! :-) Have a great day! for now Rachel :-)!  ...
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Too waves of Ore’

...It seemed as if they were higher and farther than the Captain could see...Their luster and shimmer their pointed move, as a rainfall of tears. His eyes focussed on the far away shore...Focussed towards the earths crust which led him to those comforting waters...The brink of never the shores of promise..."Don't blink, Captain..."  a thought came and flew into the treacherous winds... And...
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Tune and Tune

Just that note a bit, a slight Turn and then Feel the flight Of sound that resonates Deep and fine Into my soul And bid me farther Then I shall know.   :-) Looking forward!
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