valentine’s post!

I’m heading to Boston in a few days to visit some friends and do a radio show and interview! I’m really excited to do a live show for 30,000 people. It’s going to be unreal. A few days after that I’ll be in Schenectady, NY opening for a Beatle’s showcase just down the road from my Alma Mater. I’ve been so busy with music, bookings, traveling, emails that I haven’t had much time to blog.

Anyway, Happy Saint Valentines day! I hope everyone is busy spreading the love today.  This morning I went to visit both my grandmothers.  I brought them chocolate roses, balloons, and teddy bears.  While it was a simple gesture, I could tell it meant so much to them.  Valentines day doesn’t have to be about romance- it should be about showing everyone- family, friends, and yes, even enemies love.  Hate is easy. Love takes courage. And remember- relationships come and go, but family and friends are forever<3

In the past few months I’ve had an awakening. Life is so brilliant- so bizarre, twisted and yet still so beautiful.  I just finished reading Zorba The Greek, and it was the most incredible piece of literature I’ve read (and that says a lot coming from an English major!) It discussed all the things we shy away from talking about because it’s too uncomfortable and scary.  The bottom line is that life is full of questions- questions we simply cannot answer.  Why is there pain and suffering? Why are we born? Why do we die? The author takes no presumptuous tone in pretending to be able to answer these questions. Instead, he offered me consolation and relief. While life is full of uncertainty and struggle and pain, while people we love come and go, change, and pass away- their legacies, their artwork, their children, their love, laughter, memories, accomplishments, wisdom- that all stays with us, forever. There is no such thing as death, then.  Through art and love we will continue to live on.

 

Thanks for reading, friends and fans.

All of my love,

Ashley

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