One of the highlights of my recent visit with Barry and Kay Johnson in Sarasota, Florida was that Barry finished a song I’d written years ago titled, I’ve Been Lost.
Here’s the song on YouTube:
I wrote the first part of this song during a pretty dark time of my life but never finished it. When I sang it for Barry and Kay, Barry went into his talented-musical mode, and by the next morning had emerged with the rest of the words and the music.
What a shot in the musical arm this was for me. You see, I’ve struggled for years to regain my footing as a songwriter and musician. In fact, I have computer files full of unfinished songs and have sorely neglected to play my classical guitar. So when Barry and Kay encouraged me to pursue this part of my artistic self, I found the strength to finally set aside my excuses and return to my former love.
I first met Barry and Kay when we were in our early twenties. We were part of an international performing arts team in Amsterdam, Holland. While we visited together in early July, we took a stroll down memory lane.
I even danced in their wedding.
Now here we are twenty-three years later…still friends, still creating, still inspiring one another.
I’m extremely grateful for these precious friends who cared enough to see music come alive, again, in my life. Thank you Barry and Kay! Check out Barry’s other music http://barryjohnsonmusic.com/