Water is the energy we give to our expressive vocal gardens. It is the oxygen that fuels the seeds in order to allow them to turn into seedlings. We feed our garden internally from the hard work accomplished by way of preparing the soil—externally from the good things we do to bring health and nourishment to our hopes and dreams of a fully potentialized vocal expression.
One of the best things we can do for ourselves is drink water. It is so important to hydrate the voice, and, of course, the more one uses the voice, the more hydration is needed. What dehydrates us is everything from caffeine and sugar to stress and a lack of sleep. If one wishes to have a healthy voice, they have to work at it. The garden of our vocal expression needs an attentive gardener who makes sure we do not do anything harmful to its possibility of a liberated fruition. The gardener (that’s us) stands guard against fungus, disease and insects, as well as gives special focus to health and nourishment by watering and feeding appropriately. Only then can the garden of our vocal expression be all that we hope is can be!