MAMA MERI enjoying Maternity Leave in Helsinki Central Park, Summer 2015
PHOTO: Elina Vuorio
I have been contemplating to start a blog. To share more of me as my life, my music & art are all interconnected. My little daughter Mimi is 1 year old already and since the beginning of September I have felt like it is a new start again. After a long break it feels great to start creating again! To start planning new work and travels.
I have made a lot of new music in our sauna which I turn into a studio by bringing in all my gear, microphone, loop station and recorder. It is the only room in the house which is somewhat sound proof! And there is a special atmosphere for sure. Usually sauna is a very contemplative place for me, to relax and let go. These energies are now in good use as well, setting the tone for the music being created.
Since I have traveled less than before, I have been experiencing and appreciating my immediate surroundings even more. Nature is becoming increasingly important as a source of peace and rejuvenation. The photo on the right shows one of these moments of deep healing connection amidst some hectic days: taking a breather in Helsinki Central Park with little Mimi sleeping in her trolley.
After having lived a life of great freedom, practically on wings, it has been a challenge to get used to being at someone else's service 24/7 as a mother. The first year has been as wonderful as it has been demanding. I am proud of my little girl, of who she has already become. And I am proud of how I have managed, as a mother.
Now it has become a time of marrying the two roles, being a mother with being an independent creator as well. To take equally good care of me as I do of my little girl. For me this means reconnecting with my creative work and the creative circles around the world as well as continuing with my healing work, which is still less visible. In the coming years, my intention is to bring forth both.
There are some actual NEWS too to share with you soon, about upcoming performances. For now, I will use this space in the blog form. It is equally exiting for me to see how this all will transform in the coming months and years... The Fresh New Energy is there and I am welcoming and embracing it with an open heart.