by the Spell
Music has always been a part of my life. As a little girl I would compose piano pieces on my grandmother’s piano. She had an old upright in the parlor of her home. It felt like I was in the midst of great and wondrous moments when I sat in her parlor playing the piano keys, not knowing what delightful song would spring from my fingertips into the world. It was a time of sublime possibility.
Now as an adult, when immersed in creating music, I am still able to enter that place of imagination and possibility. I believe in music and its gifts. It can lift us up and carry us to a place of absolute wonder--a place like Wishapick—a land which makes the nasty nice and where wishes come true.
MM Allen captures all that wonder and more in her fabulous book about a land called Wishapick. She certainly captured me with her extraordinary imagination. As the story unfolded in her heart and mind, the music emerged in me, song after song. I had no idea I would be on such a delightful, enchanting journey with MM. It has been a wonderful adventure.
Deborah offers you a glimpse into the world of Wishapick through some of the songs you will enjoy on the companion CD.