I was looking forward to a great night’s sleep after fun holiday travels for Thanksgiving and before our big family wedding tonite…
And yet there I was, glued to the TV until 3am last night, captivated by Barbra Steisand’s stunning video concert, Back In Brooklyn.
A big fan of A Star Is Born, I later tried to replicate her tricky-nimble vocals of Queen Bee in our Summer rock band while getting that out of my system…
And I still love singing her passionate Lullaby For Myself, which drives my husband David nuts every time I do (if you know the lyrics, you’ll get why in our 34 years of marriage, well, he’s just never been a fan of that one ;)
I don’t watch much TV and especially not in the middle of the night… so what was it about this concert that pulled me in?
Her range is noticeably huskier now, which in a way makes her performance richer – still gigantic, enormous, powerful, soul-soaring, sky’s-the-limit-shattering range as ever…
And yet that’s not where her power lies…
The essence of Barbra Streisand comes alive in her quietest moments, where she takes all that big talent, her massive voice, her powerful wow, and laser-focuses it…
Drawing her own stark contrast… shifting on a dime to quiet… in an up close and personal kinda way… delicate, breathtakingly so, as tho singing and speaking only. to. you.
In her quietest moments, her voice, her impact… can be her richest of all.
Just as your Quiet Confidence can indeed be… your BOLDest of all.
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PHOTO: This purple bowl of red spoons are a favorite in our kitchen – they hang out next to a favorite soup cookbook authored by my friend, Paulette Mitchell. I am grateful every Thanksgiving (every day!) to have been so smart all these years to stay out of the kitchen, and instead sing the praises of my when-he-has-time hobby chef husband David ;)
Ann, thanks for the reminder that there is just as much power in words as there is in these quiet moments — a worthy lesson to someone like myself who, at times, detracts their audience from the message with excess wordage. Looking back, I feel my prime “moments of influence” have been when I am appropriately having moments like Barbra’s laser focus and stealthy captivation.
…prime *moments of influence*… laser focus… stealthy captivation…
Your words too: captivate & influence with laser-focus!
Thank you for stopping by, my fellow Word-loving friend, YOU INSPIRE!