Stories

Barbara J Hunt

United Kingdom

  • Geographic Location: Europe
  • Languages: English. The Language Of The Heart.


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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:35 PM

I read Marianne Williamson's inspirational book A Return to Love back in the 1990s and loved it. A quote from the book, often attributed to Nelson Mandela, has cropped up frequently in the years since. In 2007, I decided to set the quote to music. It almost felt like a directive from somewhere beyond myself. The quote is very powerful in the way it encourages us to recognize that sacred part in each of us that is the essence of us.

A collage of images from Barbara J. Hunt's latest CD release, Play My Heart.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:23 PM

In part, this song is a tribute to my grandmothers: both inspiring, loving and creative women. However, this song honors all women, in every stage of their lives.

Front cover of Barbara J. Hunt's album Play My Heart painted by Melodie Mayne.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:21 PM

"Amazing Grace" is an original song I wrote that draws on the rich legacy of the well-known, much-loved traditional version. One reviewer said that it was "like Eva Cassidy's 'Over the Rainbow,' but better." I wrote it while I was going through a period of questioning just about everything; I was questioning personal issues, my own existence and whether there was any meaning to life at all.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 12:00 AM

This song is about surrender; it's about accepting ourselves, others and life exactly the way they are, rather than the way we would want them to be. It is also about realizing that your personality/ ego does not make you who you are. And although "This Is It" cautions against forcing yourself to change, it also explains that once you truly accept yourself and your place in life you actually cannot resist changing. It's another one of life's glorious paradoxes.


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