Have you ever wanted what you couldn't have? That thing that remains elusive, perhaps always in sight, but never grasped?
As children, the things we want are usually in the form of a present. Didn't matter if a birthday or Christmas was coming, a present received any time was awesome!
As teens, its usually the relational things. Good looks. A boy/girl friend. A zit-free face. A bff.
As adults it gets more serious. A job. A job interview. A place of your own that is NOT in your parents' basement. A husband or wife. A family. Financial stability.
Though at times these things feel unobtainable, people do eventually get some of their desires.
Dear Diary, do you know what I want?
That little waver in your voice that all the good singers have. I've tried to get one of those, but I can't figure out how. I've tried relaxing my throat. I've tried tensing my throat. I've tried singing real loud to give it a chance to come shining through. I've tried pushing through my diaphragm (please, you know what I mean). And, yes, I've tried doing the fake vibrato, but it's, well, fake.
At this point in my life I fear I shall never grasp the secret to a vibrato-filled singing voice. I've tried and failed. I'm vibrato-less. (OK, I admit I may keep trying in the privacy of my shower stall.)
So I will have to pursue some other dangling carrot just out of my reach. I wonder if anyone has tried to break the sound barrier with their body? Hmmmmm.
Until next time,