After college, I got married, had a family and I put the trumpet away. I didn’t play for almost thirty years. I kept the music alive by playing and teaching piano. But the trumpet was silent. Occasionally I thought about it but the trumpet stayed in its case.
The conch shell was given to me during a challenging period in my life. I was at a crossroad, and the message it gave me was confidence and hope. At that time, my trumpet was still in its case and connecting the trumpet with the conch was just a fleeting thought.