POWER OF THE DREAM It is evident that the title of this CD could mean many things to all the people who will listen to the collection of songs on this CD. To me, the lyrics of this song, Power of the Dream, represent a significant part of how I have tried and am still trying to live my life. Those deep imaginings since my childhood and even to now have inspired my lifes path and decisions. Needless to say, there have been paths I've taken that have led me to dead ends and then having to retrace my steps out of those dark places with my Almighty holding my hand, to hallways of light. I am so blessed to be where I am now and knowing that all I had dreamed to be has now enveloped my life, career and work to sing these songs. On December 1, 2005, World Aids Day, I had the pleasure to open the gala charity and awareness concert in Cape Town, South Africa with this song "The Power of the Dream". As you ponder the lyrics to this song it will speak for itself especially at how adaptable and determined the human spirit leads us to bring the best out of each and every one of us. We have the ability to eradicate poverty, HIV and AIDS, TB and all treatable diseases from the most vulnerable and poor, to those who are aware and have everything. There was no doubt that using my gift of voice in the music and lyrics of the songs contained in this CD, would possibly motivate the awareness in each of us to remake ourselves and help our human race to overcome so many challenges in our world. I hope the music and interpretation of all these songs move across all barriers of race, color, religions, sexual orientation or political arenas to motivate each and every human being to make this planet a better place to live on. It is my hope that all of you involved with the production of this CD have taken with you a small bit of my enthusiasm to understand that we all have our own responsibility to make a difference. I truly believe there is a spark within all of us that knows the loving truth. The strength of knowing "I can" will inspire the youth to take the flame of our hearts and dreams and have it burn forever. It is the Power of the Dream that brings us here!!!!!