Un-multi-tasking

Move on.

I almost always listen to music when I sew. It relaxes me. And normally it is in the background. But yesterday staring at a composition, a Stephen Sondheim piece from Sunday in the Park with George came on, and it was as if it was speaking to me. This musical is about George Seurat and his trials being an artist and his struggle to do something new and different. And as I worried about redefining my voice, this wonderful message comes on. I have highlighted the words that spoke to me as an artist, and then you can listen to the wonderful Bernadette Peters sing the song. I can not say it better than Sondheim so here goes.
Move On
from the musical “Sunday in the Park With George”
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Stop worrying where you're going—move on
.
If you can know where you're going, you've gone
.
Just keep moving on.

I chose, and my world was shaken—so what?

The choice may have been mistaken, the choosing was not.

You have to move on.

Look at what you want,

not at where you are,
not at what you'll be.


Look at all the things you've done for me:

opened up my eyes,
 taught me how to see,

notice every tree,

understand the light,

concentrate on now.



I want to explore the light.
I want to find how to get through,

through to something new,

Something of my own—move on.

Move on.

Stop worrying if your vision is new.

Let others make that decision—they usually do.
You keep moving on.

Look at what you've done
, then at what you want,
not at where you are,
 what you'll be.

Look at all the things you've done for me.
Let me give to you something in return.
See what’s in my eyes
And the color of my hair
And the way it catches light
And the care
And the feeling

And the life moving on!

We've always belonged together.

We will always belong together.
Just keep moving on.

Anything you do, let it come from you.
Then it will be new.
Give us more to see…

by JudyK