Today I’m very proud and delighted to be hosting my first ever guest blog – meaning, I’m handing you over to my son, Nick (Nicky to family and old friends!) He was so greatly encouraged and inspired by your responses to his music as shared in Monday’s post Smoke & Mirrors – My Son’s Way Back that he wanted to express his gratitude to you all.
I would like to thank you too, my dear readers, from the bottom of my heart for all your amazingly kind and supportive comments, offers of help for Nick and also for taking the time to share your personal stories and experiences.
So that’s enough from me, over to you Nicky:
“I would just like to express how appreciative I am of everyone’s kind and inspiring words. Never has my music received such overwhelmingly positive feedback.
Even though I may be going through a bit of a rough patch, it’s shed light on two very positive things. The first being it’s clearly displayed how loving and supportive my friends and family are.
The second being that it’s started to light a bit of fire left in me to make music. For years my passion has always balanced on a knife’s edge, but if this whole situation I’m in didn’t come about, I probably never would have seriously made an effort to try and motivate myself to play guitar again. What you have all said has helped light that fire a bit more, so thanks again.
Despite what has happened recently, I still consider myself a very lucky person. Some of the best music ever written has come from people that have faced circumstances far more difficult than anything I’ve ever dealt with.
For instance, blues music is one of the most important cornerstones of modern music, and originally it was written by people who weren’t exactly living the best quality of life. It’s because they discovered what I’m beginning to see: When faced with obstacles, you can always turn to whatever creative outlet inspires you, and you can always depend on it to lift you up unlike so many other things in life.”