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Posted in Events Attended, Loaded Bow: Following Our Story with tags , , , on June 4, 2009 by loadedbow


I never thought I would really meet her.  I no longer listen to Sarah’s music, but for a LARGE part of my life, Sarah meant everything to me.  Sarah’s music was the way I learned that I had a voice.  I took my mom to her very first concert to Lilith Fair.  I sang “I Will Remember You” at both one of my best friend’s grads and at my aunt’s funeral.  Sarah’s has always been my only real icon of the youth I loved and hated and fought through.  She was often the woman I looked to to show me how to follow my dreams and use my words and voice to communicate what I am passionate about in this life.  She is the only person I have ever owned a poster of.


I never thought it would really mean anything to me to meet her.  I had never considered it.  But that’s the way it is with the great times in life that take you by surprise and take your breath away.  I was literally panting (I’m sure she thought that was hot) while I met her, had cheese and wine breath and just kept saying “Thank you for your work.”  It strikes me odd that I would say “Thank you for your work.” But now as I am a mother and an artist and an entrepreneur, I really see how all this work I put in, transfers into many things for many people. My work turns into money for our family, inspiration to teens and other women, a way of learning life that is often so challenging for me, a way to form professional friendships and many other unknown forms of energy that move into the world and affect every person I encounter.  Sarah has no idea what her music meant to me, but I am so grateful to have met her last night.


When you give, things come back to you again and again.  I gave a piece of art to Unite with Art which is a huge fundraiser for children living with AIDS. Last week, a client found me through their website and then I got to meet thier interior designer. I then  got to be at the gala, make a connection with a woman artist whom I greatly admire, and then meet Sarah McLachlan!  The Greatest Salesman in the World suggests that you give away half of your worldly possesions.  How much would we recieve if we were to give that much?  For now, give what you can, and one day, you too may meet Sarah McLachlan!