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I write songs, I sing them... I play the piano and a little bit of the guitar.. I've released 5 albums of music, I love the scent of freshly fallen rain and the scent of lavender on bedsheets. I would drink tea all day long if the caffeine didn't keep me up at night. I hate driving in L.A traffic. I would love to one day catch the squirrel that steals the plums from my tree and make him a pet. I don't watch TV anymore. My 3 year old daughter is more entertaining than any TV show could ever be :)

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Fishing...

Watching and Waiting

This sitting down, sifting through non-existent ideas for new songs...
this season of dryness, gets frustrating.
Yes, everything has a season. Perhaps we all need the time
to fallow. Maybe what is not apparent is growing below the soil,
spreading roots, setting the foundation for a tree; a tree that
will bear fruit when the time is right.

The important thing is to be consistent and just to put in the time.

So here I am, sitting and warming this seat with my behind,
perhaps the way a chicken or a sparrow sits nesting eggs,
knowing that one day, tiny hatchlings will crack open
these shells.

It's like fishing too. The results are not immediately
apparent, but require a fair amount of patience, of
baiting the hook, sinking the line, and waiting...and waiting...

Maybe there's something to learn from the disciples' experience.
They caught a lot of fishes, almost too much for their nets
to bear, whenever Jesus was with them. When the Lord told them
to haul their nets up, they did, with good results.

So perhaps it can be said that fruitfulness comes in partnership with the Lord;
in listening to Him, in being watchful and in waiting, in being obedient
to haul up the nets when He says it's a good time to; in having enough
strength to do so; in training and preparing for the right time, the right moment.

postscript :
My mum with a fish at Tekka Market in Singapore *grin*

4 Comments:

Blogger Francis said...

Hi Corrinne,

Happen to read your current blog entry and just like to drop a greeting. :)

I am also sitting here at my desk, trying to study but it do feel kind of frustrating at times when those words or equations in the notes can't get in my head.

However, I told myself that there is no need to get frustrated, just relax the mind and let it flow. Ideas and thoughts will come when there is calmness in the mind. All you need is patience.

Much like playing a string instrument, if it is too loose, it won't play, if it is too tight, it will snap. The correct amount of tension couple with the right moment, you will be able to produce music and tune that can reach the heart.

Alrighty, take care and inspire. ;)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 3:42:00 AM  
Anonymous shirleen said...

hello corrinne,

although i've been in singapore for quite sometimes (9 years, not quite eh=p), somehow only got to hear your voice 1 month shy.

enjoyed them, thank you for sharing your music..=)

anyway, i was searching for under your name in youtube, and found this fan-made mv, which i thought was really cute and apt. hehe, it felt weid, sharing the mv to the singer/composer herself =p well, it brightened my day amidst this draining exam prep period (undergrad time, if u still recall =p); no harm on sharing the link to u, who knows the cartoon hero here empowers you amidst those dry days too =p

copied and pasted:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2vKUGsFaqU

warm regards from ur music admirer..=)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous stanley said...

Hey Corrinne. Just wondering why you don't put music out on audiophile discs. We audiophiles just adore you.

Saturday, April 14, 2007 12:52:00 AM  
Blogger Angel Eyes said...

Hi Corrinne,

I'm one of your greatest fan, am a Malaysian and ever since i heard your voice, my ipod is full of your songs! :)

Thursday, April 19, 2007 1:59:00 AM  

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