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Dear Souls in Earthsuits,

I do this because I love you.
All of you.
Not in a hippie, free love sort of way
Not in a “What Would Jesus Do” sort of way
Not in a facebook sort of way
I love you in my way.
And my love comes without irritation
There’s no judge and jury
No bell, book, and candle
No expectations… you don’t have to DO anything
And my love… my love is like arms
Silvery, soft, symphonic arms
That stretch out as far as the ears can hear, and the eyes can see
Out, out, out, and around you… like a hug.
And hopefully you’ll feel better.
Because isn’t that what we’re all looking for?
Just to feel better?

I do this because I believe I have something to say
And I believe what I have to say is worth sharing
And that is: We CAN be the change we want to see
And together, that WILL change the world
It’s the microcosm of the macrocosm
And I know it sounds cliché, but that’s because it’s simple
And that’s because it’s true
You see… this life is a river.
And sometimes it’s rapid, and sometimes it’s lazy
But either way, you cannot stop it, and you cannot reverse it
Your only job is to put your boat in the river wherever you are… and just… go
And go with the knowledge that you are infinitely, divinely, exquisite
You are nothing less than exactly what you are supposed to be
And you are bigger and better than any statistical umbrella some mathematician would like to put you under…
But sometimes you forget that
And sometimes you start furiously paddling UPstream
So my job?
My job is to remind you…
That you’re beautiful
You’re perfect
And you matter
And all those things you’re looking for in your life… you’re not gonna find upstream

And I do this, because this is what I’m SUPPOSED to be doing
It is what I was always MEANT to do.
My mother knew this the day I was born
She would say to me, “Summer… your future is in your NAME. That’s why I named you Summer LaShea Osborne! If that’s not a superstar’s name, I don’t know what is…”
And this may go without saying, but just so we’re clear… my mother is ALWAYS right.

I’m here, because I’m here – I’m right here where I am
To let you know that you’re worth fighting for
I hope you understand
That my steps fall with intention
And I don’t tend to be shy
So I’ll travel all around the world
Carrying this little light of mine.

Love,
Summer Osborne

25 Responses to HOME

  1. Larry says:

    Come play in Vandalia, IL!!

  2. Lisa says:

    I love you Summer Osborne! And your beautiful wife too. Continued success to both of you on this adventure!! You are doing amazing things and making amazing music. Thank you for inspiring me to be a better person!

  3. love the new website and love you both ! hope to see you soon :)

  4. Susie Lightner says:

    You need to come play down in Joplin, MO! Sharon and Maegen and myself would love to see you and Lori and think you could rock this city!!! love you both and miss you both!

  5. I loved that you came back to Midsouth Pride you need to come back more than once a year maybe like once every two months would be rockin….

  6. Stevi says:

    You came to fairbanks alaska when i was there!!! Now you should come to Rincon Ga and play at Club 1!!!!!!!!!

  7. Miranda says:

    Hoping you’ll come to Belleville Pride Fest again this year. :)

  8. I am Me says:

    Met you in Vancouver last year and wish you would come to Calgary. Any chance?

  9. I love your music. You should play Herrin Fest!

  10. Chelsea Quirk says:

    I had a GREAT time at your Friday 8/3 show! It was fun and enlightening.

  11. Vicki says:

    Saw you on 8/15 at Camp Gaea. Thanks for the great show – the hug – and the wonderful CD! Hope to see you again out there and at other events around the KC area!

  12. Elizabeth Osborne says:

    Love u and Lori! You got this! I’m not even worried :)

  13. Zander-Jaymz Clark says:

    Come back to Canada hun, Vancouver BC misses both you and your beautiful wife Lori

  14. trish says:

    I just had the pleasure of watching your performance in eureka springs – so impressed with your talent!!

  15. long winter formal dresses says:

    Thanks for finally writing about >Summer Osborne | folk soul * acoustic rock * piano pop <Loved it!

  16. Edmund Jordan says:

    Summer I purchased your CD at the Tacoma pride festival and have listened to it nearly everyday since then…with the exception of my new old Aretha Franklin CD. Just when I was certain that I’d picked all of the songs that I liked best I stumbled on #15 LETTING GO. Holy smokes it was as if it were the perfect answer to my situation. I have addeded it to my meditation song book along with follow the love. So it’s 90 minutes of Gregorian chant punctuated by your beautifu songs. Thanks!

    • Edmund,
      Thank you SO MUCH for reaching out to me to tell me how the music is helping you!!! That’s the purpose… and I need those words too. :) Mission accomplished on BOTH ends!
      Love and Light,
      Summer

  17. This is Molly McDermott from the lighthouse that you came on last friday. It was so amazing meeting you both i really enjoyed listening to Mrs. Summer sing to us all. Thanks for all the hugs you guys are the nicest indiviuals i meet. My favoirt songs from your CD is battle ground it’s very pretty with all the other singers sing along with you Summer it sound really neat. I was glade you both were nice i was scared you guys would be mean or something or wouldn’t be friendly or want to talk with me or hear me talk with you. But you did and that meant a lot to me thank you for coming to the lighthouse that was the most fun i have ever had, i had never been to a CD Release Party before or meet someone how is famous.

    Sincelery Molly Ramona McDermott

  18. Kellie says:

    When you sing, people listen…….

  19. Anna says:

    Itty Bitty Pieces! MUAH

  20. Tammy says:

    I heard you in Kansas City at the PPD you were awesome my granddaughter and I purchased you CD as I am and we love it. We will spread the word good luck!

  21. Su como usted leído pensamientos ! Usted parece saber mucho aproximadamente , como usted escribió el libro e
    -book libro en él o algo así. Creo que simplemente podría ver
    con alguna PC a vigor un poco , sin embargo pero distinta en lugar de eso, es maravilloso blog.
    Un excelente ver . Voy definitivamente volveré.

  22. You are BEATUFIL, You are AMAZING, YOU ARE INSPIRATION!!!

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