This February 2 was a very special day because not only was it my birthday but because I was also invited to share music with a group of women at the Walnut Grove Cultural Center. I was asked to speak briefly about what makes good music and how we can find truth and beauty in art. I summed it by saying this: if it uplifts your humanity, if it gives you life, and it respects your dignity, then it is a beautiful thing to take part in. That’s how this event was and I am very grateful to the Walnut Grove Cultural Center for inviting me. Thank you!