7/2/12 – Montreux, Switzerland
note to self: kale makes everything better. make sure it tastes good.
revelation: there was a moment tonight, during the performance of ‘you oughta know’, where my whole life journey, in all its’ phoenix-rising-suck-it-up-perseverance, made sense. the hair on my arms was standing up the whole time. i saw that the planet, culturally, has been moving from alpha women being burned at the stake and having their heads chopped off, many years ago, through my great grandmother’s and mother’s generation, where they had to sublimate their essential self for harmony reasons (aka: placating and a multitude of versions of self-betrayal), into my own….where even in 1995, patriarchy was rampant in the music industry and otherwise (i felt hate, in this context of patriarchy, being sent toward me for being who i WAS)… to where we are Now. where in my marriage and in culture in general, women are supported in being who they Are. alpha, beta, either. and that being clear about how empowered versions of beta and alpha Work. and how hierarchy can be re-defined as a context where everyone knows their roles, and that we can all work together toward the same end. and how one context to the next allows for the redefining of these roles. all this headiness to say that we have come SO FAR. and that there is beauty and harmony in these two orientations being played out—with awareness. that there is a light at the end of this gender war tunnel. and that in all the challenges that both genders have had to endure, there has been a gorgeous finish line…that we’ve been moving toward, and that can work really, really well. no without difficulty, as such, but at least without re-traumatization. and with healing. and with a great understanding of of what is possible, when both genders, both the alpha and the beta, work together. this was a quick flash. and a healing for me. with my having sung you oughta know so many times. with an ache in my heart. more on this down the road. just felt compelled to share.
favorite moment: hugging claude onstage here in montreux. he has given so much to so many artists, around the planet. and us artists are the true grateful to him. xo