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  • While we were growing up, taking turns with washing and drying dishes, we sang to pass the time. With four years between us, we were in separate school choirs that sang at separate Sunday Masses, so our kitchen was the only cathedral in which we sang together. During our scullery masses, I sang with heartfelt emotion while her voice fluidly danced across octaves with crystal clear resonance that sent shivers up my spine. I'd not yet heard of chakras, but her range pierced right through mine, bottom to top and top to bottom. Eventually, I learned to move my own voice through my chakra column, but I'll forever treasure those moments of holy communion.
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