“What do you do to calm her down at night,” her father-in-law asked?
“I sing to her,” Annie said.
“That’s good,” he said.
“You can stand in the doorway and sing all night long,” Annie said.
That statement put the plug in it.
“Mom, please give me a copy of the lullaby you made up and sang to us at night. The one that put us to sleep immediately,” Annie said.
“What are you going to do with it?” she trembled. “I’m sure I can remember it.”
“I know, I just want to see it,” Annie said.
“I always sang it in a really low voice,” she said, demonstrating, Annie realized this was the same voice her mother now used for the vampire costume she wore at Halloween. Was she situated in a coal mine? Annie remembered the canary her mother loved so well. She favored the males who sang with such beauty.
How do you learn to sing? Listen carefully, and learn from the other artists who hit the right notes, it’s what you say, it’s how you say it. They can show you the path.