She’s just asking how to put just a little more oomph in those bells.
Audri put her handbells back into their carrying case and said, “I feel my bell ringing is improving, but sometimes I can’t help but feel I’m just banging them around and I struggle to express my heart through it.” Joseph stood up and gave her advice he’d gleaned from years of ball ringing, “here’s what I tell myself: don’t think of playing as “performing,” think of it as listening to who you are, inside. Listen to your identity, to the core of your being. Imagine it as a love song to your people, where you are from. Trust me. If you do that, everyone else will be hearing the same thing.” Seeing what she perceived as the flaw in Joseph’s argument, Audri said, “I’m from Iowa, I’m not sure people want to hear that.”