Welcome to Keeping the Dream

Written by on April 13, 2012 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

After a long absence I am returning to writing and singing, creating and dreaming. The last time I sang anywhere publicly was almost three years ago, one month before a very dear friend of mine died, after a long bout with cancer. Before that I lost my beloved sister to cancer. It was too much. I haven’t sung since.

Just last week another dear friend died suddenly. No one saw it coming. And something ignited within me. I look at their lives cut short, and I think that is wrong. It’s just wrong.

And I realized that I could not add to that wrongness with the wrongness of my quitting. Not just a recent project I had considered dropping, but this path I had started walking years ago. They all believed in me. I cannot turn my back on that.

So I will sing and I will write and I will continue to ask questions and seek answers…and dream. They would want me to.

~Demian Yumei
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About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, uses spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. "For the Sake of Love” is her collection of songs written on Demian's healing journey, and “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” is a children’s book she wrote for her daughter about the interconnectedness of life published by Illumination Arts and endorsed by Jane Goodall. Currently, Demian is working on recording episodes for her podcast and writing on the "Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse". .


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