Why I Sing
By Gretchen Retka
I sing because I breathe. Breathing and singing go hand in hand. I inhale and I sing, inhale and sing. Iím always singing wherever I go. Itís my passion. Itís a gift that I choose to share with as many people as I can. I endure the challenges because I love itóand not in the sense of romanticized love, but in the form of pure and spiritual love.
I once heard about love described in terms of a relationship: When two lovers first meet they are wild, attracted to one another, passionate, all full of kissing and lustóďin loveĒ and crazy! But once (to put it plainly) the period of insanity wears off, the two people are forced to look at what is left and decide whether or not itís worth it to continue. After it all, if you couldnít even imagine going through the rest of your life without that person, then you know: itís true love.
I feel this way about singing. At first it was crazy childhood fascination, singing everywhere I went, entertaining the fam...
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