Reprinted with permission. This news story derives from a live,worldwide broadcast edition of American Success Stories---originating from the studios of KWRD 94.9 in Dallas, Texas.
The music of the heart
"The Rio Grande runs with a deep rhythm,"
Longings of the soul
In a continuing series, "Lifeinsights" American
Success Stories interviews notable men and women from
all walks of life.
Where the Heart is
Your music has been referred to as "the voice of the heart." What does that mean?
"I believe everyone's heart has a voice. The
lives of my listeners are filled with the
memories and feelings of their lifetimes---the
same as me. We relate.
Hewlett Crist was featured
recently on a live broadcast of
American Sucess Stories.
What is the "music of life"? "In each
rhythmic mile of the Rio Grande, we feel both
the enchantment and the awe of a deep mystery
that at times can only be explained musically.
The Spring Floods
"Those in the middle years of life are
wrestling with the longings of the soul for
deeper satisfaction. They feel 'at home' they
say and can listen to the music for hours on
"And satisfaction is probably the main
word I see in the faces of my older friends.
Listening and reminiscing on a lfe well-spent,
a youth remembered for it's quiet puddles and
its raging currents and, now, a search for
peace, a time when life is more settled and
rolling surely onto its own Gulf of Mexico."
Your music is considered very spritual. Why? "The human soul is moved by things majestic, our spirits are elevated as we ponder the mysteries of life and the magnificence of our Creator.
"In each rhythmic mile of
the Rio Grande, we feel
both the enchantment and
the awe of a deep mystery
that can only be answered
"I composed the Rio Grande songs out of gratitude for the gift of music the Creator has given me. I know how often I am moved by feelings of adoration as I perform the music.
A river of melodies
"I see all around me the lives of so many
people living the melodies of their lives or
searching for a melody to live.
"The Rio Grande runs deep with the
melodies of life."
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