Some years ago, I was listening to the radio and the announcer said he’d just heard the most amazing voice and he had to share it. The voice was that of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, an Hawaiian giant known as “Iz” to his many fans. I listened to his rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “It’s a Beautiful World” and cried. I felt like I was hearing Heaven singing to me.
I often turn to music for solace and inspiration and count among my many blessings my collection of musical artist friends.
Here’s Iz singing as he plays the ukulele, which nearly disappears in his huge hands.
Yes, I do believe each of us has a special gift to share with the world.