"Remember that people's judgements about you are none of your business...

Recognizing this reality, that the reaction doesn't belong to you is the only sane way to create. If people enjoy what you've created, terrific. If people ignore what you've created, too bad. If people misunderstand what you've created, don't sweat it. And what if people absolutely hate what you've created, what if people attack you with savage vitriol, and insult your intelligence and malign your motives, and drag your good name through the mud?

Just smile sweetly and suggest as politely as you possibly can that they go make their own fucking art.

Then stubbornly continue making yours."

"Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert

This may be the most terrifying thing I have done to date for two reasons. 

1. Putting your creations out there, raw and exposed, is like tossing your new born to the wolves. Will they take it in as their own or will they rip it to shreds. 

2. Making a commitment. Each and every week to produce something publicly. 

In [Challenge 52] I will attempt to create and record a new song or an arrangement of one that already exists. 

And without further ado... Here is my first entry.

A lullaby of sorts to my beautiful niece, Marney Mae.  

Lullabies are not my forte. but then again what is as of yet. And I am no pro to recording. These are all rough cuts and very unpolished. But as they say, finished is better than perfect. 

My inspiration is a wall quote that I think of often; I even have a necklace with a single feather on it that I've worn for the past year to remind me...

What if you fall...
Oh but my darling, 
What if you fly. 

What if you fall
but what if you fly
lift up your head
and look to the sky
the time has come
to run and take flight
what if you fall
but what if you fly

What if I fall
but what if I fly
lift up my head
and look to the sky
the time has come
to run and take flight
what if I fall
but what if I fly

What if you fly
what if you fall
but what if you fly

What if you fall
but what if you fly
lift up your head
and look to the sky

©Candice McQueen December 3, 2015

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