I am beginning to see a different purpose for my voice class.
That purpose I found is not only being comfortable and recognizing your own “Voice” but to be able to discern and reconize others true voice, and relate to them in ways that you would not normally recognize on the surface. Or in other ways put to discover how to TRUELY empathize with another person.
The definition of Empathy in thedictionary is : the capability to share and understand another’s emotion and feelings. It is often characterized as the ability to “put oneself into another’s shoes”, or in some way experience what the other person is feeling. Empathy does not necessarily imply compassion, sympathy or empathic concern because this capacity can be present in context of compassionate or cruel behavior.
Each week we have to get up in front of class and talk… whether that be a personal story, a monologue, reading a poem, telling a story, reading a childrens story..etc…etc..and each week is difficult (it truely is)!! A friend and I joke when we get asked what we actually do .. our response- we go in and get embarrassed each week!
We critique each other and do things to step outside our comfort zone to really get comfortable with ourselves and our voices in public. Most tuesdays I spend on the edge of my seat not only awaiting MY turn.. but also I GET NERVOUS FOR EVERYONE. It’s difficult to watch people tremble and mess up their lines, turn beet red and sweat. I usually leave feeling DRAINED.
Most of all this class is teaching me to Empathize with others and what that really means. You feel connected to each person as they get up, let their guards down..and try to display their true self in front of a class of 26. I am able to feel their emotion and their thoughts, and not only that but recongnize how truely UNIQUE each person and each voice is.
Unique and beautiful.
I recently attended a MAC update. This is a day where we learn about all the new launches coming up ahead. It’s always inspirational and the videos always have music I’m not expecting- but end up liking.
The next collection is a ROSE ROMANCE…the song “La vie en rose” was the music to the video shown. “La vie en rose” means life in pink. Its going to be a very feminine and romantic collection.
It made me realize how much I like french music. In a dream of mine…… I could spend time at art galleries, walking cobblestone streets, writing novels, listening to great music and traveling the world every chance I could get.