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I played in bands for over 40 years then found karaoke. It's nice to just plug in and sing.
I wasn't going to do the comment thing but it makes it easier to reciprocate with those who listen to my songs so have opened the comments.
I am too old for all that competition stuff and never compare myself with others so ratings don't mean much to me.
5 September 2013...... Will be off SS for awhile. A minor malfunction has finally caught up with me -- again.(lol) Being here has been and is fun. I have met some really great SS friends and appreciate all of you.
Thanks to all for the kind comments and PM's. Not able to sit here very long so listen when I can but don't leave comments as the long days of listening and commenting by me are at the end of the line.
A college professor way back in the 60's introduced me to this poem and it has been the guidepost for the way I have lived my life:
"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
Max Ehrmann, "Desiderata".
This says a lot in a short paragraph!
Wishing you and yours peace and health.
Keep on singing. I will be by to listen when I am able.
Update 16 April 2014: Oncologist gave me good news today. He told me I am in total remission but "not out of the woods yet". I have to start radiation treatment in the area of my spine where I had the tumor that made me crippled but NO MORE CHEMO. I do have to take a shot for bone growth or something like that once a month for the next year. Hopefully without the chemo and getting some strength back I may get my voice back and be able to sing newer songs. Thanks to all for the kind concern and support during this minor malfunction.