Often important episodes outline our choices.
In August 2008, I was in Ukiah, California.
The night before, Franco and I had a concert.
That day while he was engaged in a guitar course,
a woman came up to ask me: would you give me a singing lesson?
At that time, I didn’t think about teaching. Instead, I was quite busy learning the voice as much as possible.
So his request came to me unexpectedly.
Not feeling up to the task, I only answered: sorry, I don’t feel like it.
His reaction of sincere regret, to tears, struck me very much.
Of course, it was too late to fix it.
I owe a lot to this person.
Her reaction ignited a light on my desire to help others in singing.