Moments and Stones

We have moments of "whoa!" and we have moments of "woe". There is mystery in both, pleasure in one, misery in the other. It's a choice to behold every moment, for if you are experiencing one or the other, no matter how great or how terrifying, you are indeed experiencing. As we experience every stone of our lives, we either lay them down into an ever-growing foundation or we stack them high into sight-blocking walls. We create something that either makes us taller for a better view of the vastness around us and within us or we create something that blocks ourselves from seeing and blocks others from seeing inside. Each experience, whether "whoa!" or "woe" is a stone and you are the mason. Others have also been or try to be masons in our own lives. Mothers and fathers try to do their best and gently place the whoa! pieces at our baby feet and let us wonder at the tiniest things until we are strong enough to become our own masons. Then there are times when others place the woe stones around us and try to keep us from wandering, wondering, wishing. Let me ask you this. If you looked out your window one morning and there was a man building a wall around your house, would you sit back and watch him work? Would you rush out with a sledge hammer and start tearing it down? Would you saunter out and whimper asking him kindly to stop? Would you let him build it higher and higher each day and just try to climb over it every time you needed to get out? It's a mysterious thing experiencing all the stones, the moments. But as you experience and become a self-sufficient adult, it is only you that should be your mason. Choose wisely what you do with your life's work and you will be rewarded with a path so undeniably wide, wondrous and expansive. Choose poorly and you will be rewarded with blindness, captivity and end up a prisoner of your own doing. You have a choice.

What do my nephew, my birthday and Formula One™ have in common? Not much! But I thought I'd throw them all together in one message to you, my friend! My Nephew, Colter: https://www.gofundme.com/colterstemcell I cannot tell you how thankful I am for your contributions, no matter how big or small! My brother has the opportunity to help this precious boy with a very successful stem cell treatment. We are asking for your contributions to help them make this happen. We've raised almost $7000! The goal is $22,000, so we are inching there, little by little, by the giving hearts of friends, family, fans and strangers. https://www.gofundme.com/colterstemcell And consider it my birthday present! https://holdmyticket.com/tickets/260044 My actual birthday is November 1st! Yes, my mother went into labor on Halloween and I came out to see my aunts in costume and thought "THIS IS GOING TO BE FUUUUUUUN!" And it is! Life is great, often challenging, but I'm so thankful for all that I have, am and will be. Your support of my career has been a major blessing to me. So thank you! If you are in Austin, we will celebrate on November 4th at the One 2 One Bar at 8pm.1509 S. Lamar 78704 GONNA BE SPECIAL! And in Houston, we will celebrate a bit late: November 11th at Anderson Fair! Also a special treat! Lastly, some of you know that I spend a lot of my year preparing for a huge high end event I produce for the Formula One™ race weekend in Austin! This weekend (Oct 21 and 22) will be our 5th year of fabulous and we are benefiting the http://www.bcrc.org! If you would like to join us for this fancy affair, please use my special discount code for 20% off! Ginger20 http://WWW.BLUPARTYATX.COM (No, I am not performing. I'm producing and hosting.) PHEWWWWY! That was a lot to get out! What a life! LOVE IT! XO GL

Hey, funky you! See you in a few hours at the Saxon Pub! We go on from 9-10:30pm! Awesome band tonight, folks! Kris Brown and Scott Clark on guitars and vocals, Katie Marie on drums, Tim McMaster on bass and vocals and Cole El-Saleh on keys! HELLO! See you shortly, Darling! GL

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GINGER LEIGH is a courageous, versatile vocalist, stage performer, guitarist, songwriter, actress, business woman and globe-trotter. She takes her audiences on a journey full of rhythm, melody, humor, emotion and style. From rock to pop to jazz to country, she is a "contemporary variety" that goes unmatched.

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