The other moment came later that evening when my 18 year old son agreed to sing a song as well. It was been many years since I have heard him sing and I wondered if he might have forgotten how. Growing up, he was singing in public from the time he was 3 years old and had always done solos in school and for concerts and musical theatre shows up until around Grade 7 when he suddenly stopped, embarrassed to do it any more in front of others. Hearing him sing was something I truly missed. He chose to do “Auld Lang Syne” and sang it so beautifully, everyone again was completely spell bound. I was so happy he still remembered how to sing and it reminded me that truly, it is never too late for someone to begin again from where they left off. Raw talent never goes away, it merely lays dormant until it is awakened again.
Is there is anyone in your life who used to sing and doesn’t do it anymore? encourage them to start again. I have many students who are rediscovering how much joy they used to get from singing and are so grateful to be doing it again.
Here’s to a wonderful 2013!