Sunday, March 17, 2013


Are you one of the fortunate TV viewers who has VH1 included in your cable or satellite package? Have you ever watched the program "Storytellers"? 

A few days ago, I noticed Jason Mraz would be the featured artist on a particular day and time, so I set my DVR to record the show. This morning I poured myself a cup of coffee and sat down to watch, and more importantly to listen to it.  (*I included the link to Jason's show. Just mute the stupid commercial that comes on first!)

I've loved Jason Mraz's music ever since he began, but even more so after watching this show. Since it is called "Storytellers," he also shared the hows and whys he wrote certain songs and he talked about keeping a journal ever since he was a teenager. 

He explained that his hit song,"Remedy (I Won't Worry)," was written for a friend who had cancer and it became an anthem for those who fight cancer and also of course the cancer survivors. 

He passionately shared the significance of writing "I Won't Give Up" and "Love For a Child," expressing how the song writes itself many times. The words just come to him and the strumming of his guitar reverberates and it all just happens. 

That's how my writing happens....sometimes. The words just flow and when that happens, it's magical. But most of the time it's very hard work. 

I am always amazed by the beautiful words and music that singer/songwriters write! They not only tell a tale with memorable words, but also compose the music that fits so perfectly. And because of that, they have so much more talent in their pinky-fingers than I do in my entire body.

And that's okay! Thank goodness for them, and for all the people who have discovered their passion, because they continue to fill our lives with beauty, whether it's with words, music, art, photography, etc.  

"...And it takes no time to fall in love
But it takes you years to know what love is." -- Jason Mraz - "Life is Wonderful"


  1. I don't know this musician, song writer. Sounds like he's very good. I'm like you. Wonder why/how some have such immense talent and here I am with a love of writing that doesn't come near their level. But, they say it's not good to compare ourselves. Let's try not to.

  2. Hi Myrna! Thank you for stopping by. Always great to see your smiling face! I should've included a link or two for this post. I'll get to that soon! OH, and a big I AGREE that we cannot compare ourselves to others. We all have talents to share.

  3. I've seen it in the menu, but I've not watched it yet. May just have to check it out now that I know what it's about.

  4. I also don't know this musian and song writer, but will follow the link (after I have read your many posts). Sadly I grew up believing that everyone has a special talent. I was whinging and bitching that it was taking its own sweet time to appear, when I had an epiphany. I am an appreciator. Less work, but lots of pleasure. (Just the same, I do grieve for the lost creative gene.)

  5. Hi Vicki. Yes, please check it out sometime!

    And Ms. EC....don't sell yourself short. You are also a gifted photographer!! And I'm sure you have other "talents" that I don't even know of yet!

  6. Nope. Talentless. Appreciative, but talentless. I garden, I read, I do volunteer work, I appreciate. And surprisingly it makes for a full life.

  7. I am jealous that I missed this because I like Jason Mraz. I also like his former fiancee, Tristan Prettyman. If you haven't listened to her, you should!



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