we must be willing to feel into the hard places, or the shadow will persist, muting the magnificent, paling the present, bouncing us out of the musical groove, time and again. we cannot don the immersive sensuality of fullness, richness, and depth of the everything if we believe we can compartmentalize pain, growth, and healing. try as we might (and mightily in madness), pushing the pedal to the floor while the soul is in idle only serves to burn the reserves, and pollute our environment… let love lead, and trust your truth to emerge.