Oh, what a lucky woman I am. My friend, Johnny Williams of Johnny's Speakeasy wrote to say that he had asked John Latini and Jamie-Sue Seal (performing together as Bottle Rocket Cabaret) if I could be the opener for their show. They agreed, and there I was last night, in front of the warmest audience of sixty-some. I felt right at home onstage and I had the most enjoyable performance thus far. I found myself looking into the faces of those listening and really gathering energy and experiencing joy. I realized not long ago that performing was not about me. When I am on stage it is about the audience. I am there to give them something. My best. Ever since that thought entered my consciousness, I have become far less nervous. These people have paid to be there, it's their time. I want them to leave with more than what they came in with. That is my goal. That is my mission. The share my songs with those who want to hear. I am grateful for the audience. And for friends like Johnny, John and Jamie-Sue who give me a chance to do this new thing I love to do.