I first became aware of Eva through a series of dreams. I heard her singing before I even saw her face. Her voice, melodic and magical, floated over to me. I felt entranced.
Then I saw her, a young girl with long flaxen hair, and piercing blue eyes, walking along a coastal path, completely at home with the sea. Completely at home, for this is where she had been born.
Little by little, I grew to know her. I pieced together her story.
Dreams are what connected us. She has her passion for singing, and I have my passion for writing. We both felt a calling. Our artistic paths converged. The result is Eva’s Story.
Who better to introduce you to her story, than Eva, herself? So here she is!
Well, here I am, Eva from Abermorgan, Wales.
If you need to know anything about me, it’s my love of music. I live and breathe it. I hear melody in sunshine and raindrops. Put simply, it’s what I live for.
I started singing in church, my voice rising above the booming organ of our Methodist chapel. I love to sing in a choir, have been singing at school, and am also learning to play the piano.
The boy bands that my classmates listen to at school do not inspire me. My love is for folk music. My great hero is Bob Dylan. In fact, whenever I’m faced with a dilemma, I always turn to my hero’s poster, and say: “What would you do?” If I had a motto, it would definitely be, “What would Bob Dylan say”.
I have a dilemma now
I’ve lived in Abermorgan all my life, never known anywhere else. I need to a change, to broaden my horizons. I’m going to Caerlyn, the city of arcades. The plan is for me to study English. Provided I get the grades, fingers crossed.
I love my hometown, my family, and my community. But we live in each other’s pockets. Everyone knows everything about everyone. I feel stifled, like I’m constantly being judged.
This is my dilemma
My dream is to be a singer. I don’t know where this calling came from, as no one in my family relates to it, not my Mum, my Dad, or my little sister, Grace. They’re all much more practical people, whereas I’m a dreamer. Although my parents love to hear me sing, I’m sure they secretly hope I’ll grow out of it. After all it’s not practical.
That’s why I’m going to Caerlyn, to study English. Mum hopes I’ll become an English teacher. She says I can always have singing as my hobby.
I’m planning on studying English to keep her happy. However, when I reach Caerlyn, I plan to find my kindred spirits, friends who love music as much as I do. I’m going to set up a band. That’s where my future lies, in music. I can’t imagine any other kind of future.
So here I am, on my musical journey, dreaming of setting out into the big wide world. I’m hoping you will join me.