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Friday, March 16, 2007

True Colors

I was sitting at my computer with The View airing on my television. Yes, shame on me, I do keep the TV on while I work. Cyndi Lauper, one of my favorite musical artists, was being interviewed. She spoke about the impact of her song True Colors, and of all the people who contacted her to share their stories. This song has touched hearts, given people strength, and helped heal wounds. I stopped typing as I watched Cyndi talk about how this has affected her, and I realized that what she has achieved with her song is exactly what we hope to achieve as writers. As artists it is easy to diminish our importance in the bigger world - but acknowledging and honoring the human spirit through our music and words is important, in fact essential.

Cyndi then performed True Colors, and I was mesmerized but the lyrics that I have heard countless times. For those of us who struggle with our own artistic journeys, these are words of wisdom.

Don't be afraid to let them show
your true colors
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow


Have a wonderful weekend – let your colors show!

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