The night that I met Linda, I found a boldness and gentleness within her character that I can only intuit is refined through time and a great deal of life experiences. You can hear it through her voice and her songs. And it’s this feeling. This powerful energy exchange that when someone is sharing something so completely real and raw to you, especially via song written with beautiful intention, all preconceived notions that you are anything less than are out the door. It’s a song that is sung in a way as if it was written for you.
It’s that “I am you. And you are me” next level high. I found truth in her lyrics and melody. I found poise in an “I’ve let that go” vibe in her life stories battling hard drugs, cancer, prison, and more. And lastly, I personally found a calm appreciation for nature and life in the Now as I stand next to a woman who’s done her time, been through all the highs and lows of life, and was able to come out today to fully appreciate and bask in the sunshine under the Redwood trees.
The following Q&A is Linda speaking her truth over the 5 values that run as constant themes in her life and can also be found within the intention behind her music. I feel blessed at the directed attention as she gives me some life advice as well.