All Photos BY Michelle DeAngelis
I Believe we all have gifts. I have come to understand one of my many gifts is the understanding of energy surrounding me. I feel energy everywhere I go. I sense the changes, therefor I believe I am empathic. This is a newer discovery of myself, since I have spent quite a lot of time thinking, and thinking and then thinking some more. I must say I am very excited about diving more closely into these ideas and new concepts so I can share them with others. I have always believed in Energies, angels, Spirits, Guides, and God(s). The other day I received a message that was undeniable.
In July of 2014, I lost my dear friend, Chris Cain to Suicide. I met Chris in 2007 at the Westchester Conservatory. He was a vocal coach in the area, and I attended the show because I was playing the piano for one of his students. I was blown away because every student sounded amazing. I thought to myself “I need to study with him.” So..I took home his refrigerator magnet business card ( which I still have magnetized) and began lessons. A few years down the road, I began working for him as his accompanist for his studio! We became very close. During our time together, we would drink a lot of coffee, but my favorite thing to do was talk about classical piano together. So Chris suggested we play four hand Piano Pieces and he went and bought 5 books consisting of Schubert, Schumann, and Mozart. Chris and I would sight read through these pieces and pick the ones that sounded the best to us. Every piece we played sounded amazing due to the fact that we were playing a beautiful Bechstein. I recorded us playing on my old iPhone. After his passing I accidentally dropped that phone in a toilet.
Yesterday during the rain, I was cleaning out my closet, and I was thinking how I love organ music. I turned on some organ pieces and just began to listen. Here is where it gets strange. I saw on youtube these two identical twins and happened to click on it because I was thinking how four handed classical piano was so cool. Chris was on my mind. I clicked on the video unknowingly it was the exact piece that Chris and I played several times over. I knew he was saying hi from above.
I miss you Chris. Everyday I think of you. Thank you for coming to visit me in my books, and music and song. I will play your Cd today. I know you.