I see this Vermillion Flycatcher as a bit of a rockstar. He's flaming red and rocking his fohawk, standing center stage without a hint of nerves. So it is no wonder that Jim Morrison's haunting low tone started rolling through my head, "C'mon baby light my fire". Amazing how my Vermillion Flycatcher can look so cute and so tough at the same time!
I have always been in awe of people that can perform in front of a crowd. I play piano and I remember participating in recitals with shaking hands and my throat clogged by my hyper-erratic heart. I remember counting the names on the recital program and mentally checking them off as they completed their chosen songs with ever-growing nervousness. When I finally stepped up to the piano to play my song that I had practiced and labored over for so many weeks, I would be so wound up that I couldn't wait for the song to be over. It was at those moments I would be reminded that Hollywood would not be pounding down my door...
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Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.