Tuesday, March 13, 2018
From a quote by Nancy Cartwright
Aubrey tells me that she wishes she could sing without trying. Without crying. Without opening her mouth. She asks me to ask God what can be done about that. She asks me because I’m taller than her and therefore closer to God. She’s not wrong…
When I ask her why she wants this she doesn’t answer with words but with a look of disapproval. As if I didn’t already know. As if it needs to be spelled out.
Aubrey tells me it’s important that singing be true. She says she’s heard enough people trying and she doesn’t want to be the kind who has to push put feelings; one who tries to get it right.
Would you be okay with being wrong? I ask her, a little afraid now that I’ve pushed her too far.
She smiles then and blows her bangs out of her oval face.