BLUEPRINT FOR MY SOUL was my second album. it followed on the heels of RELEASED FROM THE HEART, just a short year later. RFTH wasn’t my first recording. back in the late 70’s i recorded three songs in ny, all vocal songs. i toted those, to no avail, around nashville’s music row, along with a few others that i had penned and recorded in the mid 80’s. but things don’t always happen in our own timing, nor do they happen the exact way we envision them. architects use pencils with erasers for a reason.
fast forward a few years. well a decade, actually. the story behind the story, which i told in my 19 years ago today post (written five years ago now) is a story of the blueprint…the one we can’t see. we seek out what we think we want, we pray unceasingly for that thing we are hyper-focused on, we worry and wring our hands, trying to force IT to happen. (ask us. we can speak to this.)
but sometimes what we think we want isn’t what we are really seeking. and sometimes unanswered prayers are a gift. and sometimes worry will just beget more worry and anxiety will just make you miserable.
the blueprint, the design, the plan. all with options. all with freedom of choice. mostly, all, thank goodness, with grace. those pencils with erasers come in handy.
“sometimes people and things have an obvious fit with you.” (liner notes, track 2)
BLUEPRINT FOR MY SOUL from BLUEPRINT FOR MY SOUL ©️ 1996 kerri sherwood