My little story about a chance meeting with Taylor Negron: RIP 1957-2015
I first met Taylor at a writer’s salon event put on by Vicki Abelson called “Women Who Write”. I was mesmerized by his stories about Lucille Ball. I learned things about Hollywood that I wish I never knew. He had a very engaging personality. I did not know him personally like some of my friends did. But I did have a chance meeting with him after I first met him At Vicki’s. We both were running a UPS errand in West Hollywood. That week I was preparing to audition for “The Voice”. I told him that I was struggling to remember lyrics to the cover songs I was to perform. He so generously shared some advice with me that I have since carried with me. He said “Make everything and everywhere you go this week about those lyrics. Bring all of your focus to them. Nothing must exist but those words.” The amazing thing about his advice was that it was exactly what I needed to hear at that moment. He brought his whole body and mind into the words he shared with me. I will always remember his face and how he closed his eyes just for a little bit to listen to his inner voice first, then with immense focus he looked at me and uttered so generously his advice to me. It was so sweet. After which he gave me the biggest hug and wished me the best of luck.
Living the life as an Artist has its ups and downs. And putting yourself out there to the world and the industry can be a very scary thing. So, for me I look for signs and clues that remind me that I’m heading in the right direction and to not give up. That chance meeting with Taylor Negron at The UPS store was one of the signs that I have and will always cherish with me. Thank you Taylor! May your soul carry you to the greatest of journeys yet to be had. <3 M