Listen to Mattie's convictions his mother shared in the introduction of his last book:
No two Heartsongs are exactly alike, and no one Heartsong is better than any other one.
It is important to take the time and effort to listen to and share our own Heartsongs, but equally important to take the time and effort to listen to and share the Heartsongs of others...
We should be generous with our own Heartsongs, sharing them with those we encounter who have forgotten or lost the song in their hearts, until their own Heartsongs reawaken and unite to become an integral part of "the festive fabric of life."
Today, I'm sharing Mattie's Heartsongs with you. Then I'll begin my writing time and trust that my own songs will end up on the page. And though I write fiction, or because I write fiction, maybe worthy Heartsongs will flow from the lives of my characters into a book and will continue to sing.
This quote has become especially meaningful lately: "...always remember to play after every storm."