The season is changing in New York from summer to fall. It's a sunny afternoon and the leaves clutter the walkways. If it was any earlier the sun would not be shining has bright and it wouldn't be as dark. Despite feeling sad, Michelle has decided to play her guitar and sing her song.
I can tell Michelle is sad because of her body language; specifically her posture. Her body is sinking into the bench and her facial expression has a flat affect-type of face. In other words, she is not overly expressive. It's not that she isn't getting into the music....but her eyes are closed and she is feeling the internal rhythm of her spirit. The song is a love lyric.
Michelle is singing and playing the guitar to music she composed in her free time. Jazz and blues are her favorite type of music. Music is the compassion. I played my saxophone to get me into the spirit of happiness. I love my saxophone. I also like music with lyrics like blues.
The blues has a song of their own; it tells a story. It could be a happy or sad one. And when I'm feeling sad I can sing the blues like nobody has ever heard!
When Michelle is not playing or composing music she is working 2nd shift at Sanai Samaritan Hospital on 12th and State. She is married to Albert who is a foreman at a factory. They have four adult children. They live in a nice neighborhood and receive nice incomes.
Michelle has a coordinating outfit on. Her shoes match her blue outfit. She is singing the blues and wearing blue.....it's pretty and comfortable. She likes to be comfortable when she is singing.
And Michelle performs wherever she sits. Like now, she is outside where she is comfortable so it's not out of her orbit to be there in the park.
Years from now, Michelle and Albert will divorce at Albert's request. They grow apart and fall out of love. Michelle does not deny Albert a divorce. Michelle continues to write and play her music because it's her outlet.
This time in her life Michelle is sad but strong. Why would she want to hang onto someone that doesn't love her? She continues to write and play her music because it's her outlet. If she didn't play it would create a phobia of feeling lonely.
Story by: Betty H. and Sharon G.
Abundant Life Manor