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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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