Because he’s fearless.
I realized that the other day, when I was walking to work with my beloved earmuffs/headphones on, and this song came up on Spotify:
Kurt Elling sings like no other person I have ever heard. I noticed THAT the first time I heard him sing.
But what I realized, when I was listening to him sing this John Coltrane tune, was that Kurt Elling sings straight-out, holding back nothing at all.
At least that’s the way it sounds to these ears, ensconced in furry, goofy, beloved earmuff/headphones.
And I want to sing like that, speak like that, be like that. As much as I possibly can. In this Year of Living Non-Judgmentally, and beyond.
No matter what that might sound like or look like.
Thanks, dear reader, for witnessing and listening today.