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      How do you tell yourself that everything passes, eventually? Even times are tough?
      Sometimes, I try to write a song.
      Just recently, I got to perform  an original song Check it out here. Last night, I was lucky enough to perform  an original song to celebrate untold stories of strong, powerfully resilient women.

      When I originally wrote “Blip in Time,” as well as a few dozen others, I never thought I’d be performing this song on stage, in public, to celebrate <i>strong women everywhere. Last night, it was to celebrate the amazing legacy of Grace Paley.</i>

      i wrote it to get through a very difficult personal time, to uncertainly reassure myself that everything would pass eventually with time. I just had to breathe and take it moment by moment, one day at a time.

      It shows that if you can just get through one nanosecond at a time,  <b>be in the moment </b>when you can, you can make it through anything. We just need to keep telling ourselves that!

      That is what <i><b>resilience</b></i> means to me. Just being here right now one day at a time, and trying your own personal best not to anticipate what may come in the future. 

      This song in last night’s performance was to celebrate the legacy of <b><i>Grace Paley, </i></b>an amazing Jewish female writer who stood up for what she believed in, and also wrote beautiful poetry and short stories She is certainly an inspiration to me.

      Here are my own lyrics – <b><i>What does a blip in time mean to you?</i></b>

      <b><i><u>BLIP IN TIME</u></i></b> LYRICS
      By Amy Oestreicher

      This is a blip, is a blip in time
      this cannot last forever
      this is a moment, a friend of mine
      let it go, swiftly surrender

      before you know it, the present’s passed
      only a story you’ll tell
      the thing about now is it doesn’t last
      yet the lessons will do you well

      sit under this tree with me
      Sit and hold my hand
      breathe in what the air is whistling
      Grounding with the land

      These are the ways, are the ways we heal
      When life strikes us from above
      The only sensations that are real
      Are those who we live for and love

      Hold still just a bit more and you will catch
      The rays of sun on your skin
      The sadness will pass, the pain floats away
      The light is meant to breathe in

      Float upon these waves with me
      drift back to the shore
      sometimes what we think we need
      is not what we are truly longing for.

      this all will pass
      though it may seem like a big storm cloud
      all that really matters
      is that I know I’m here right now…

      This is a blip, is a blip I’ll bet
      soon to be memories
      This is the time that I won’t forget
      it will remain with me

      I am the future, I am myself
      I am what I believe
      I have the power to start again
      new strands to thread and weave…

      this all will pass
      if I stand strong
      and all will be is my song!

      <i><b>How do you tell yourself what you’re going through right now will pass, eventually? </b></i>

      <i><b>What does a blip in time mean to you?

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