Seek balance. Find what’s important. Fulfill.

Think globally, but act locally. Plan for the future, but act in the present. Dream of all the masterpieces you’d be thrilled to create, but work on just one at a time. Lust for every enticing soul you see, but only make love to the imperfect beauty you’re actually with. Allow yourself to be flooded with every last feeling that bubbles up from yourContinue reading “Seek balance. Find what’s important. Fulfill.”

You do not have to be good.

With the weather turning (finally) toward spring, and with everything reaching toward the light, I felt it was as good a time as any to share one of my favorite poems of all time. I love Mary Oliver, and I love “Wild Geese” because it expresses so much about what so many of us goContinue reading “You do not have to be good.”

Anything Can Happen

This spring, I’m working on a new choral piece with the Back Bay Chorale, called Anything Can Happen.  The five-movement work is by the young Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz, and is based around three poems by Seamus Heaney, and two sections of the Arabic Injeel, the equivalent to the New Testament.  The result is aContinue reading “Anything Can Happen”