In a previous post, I discuss how instrumental (pun noted) music is during my writing process. Well, I am happy to add a new name to my list of favorite inspirations. Emily Bear. Santa knew just what I wanted and gifted me with her CDs. If you don't know who she is, I hope you will take the time to find out. Suffice to say she is a pianist and composer - a magnificently talented young lady. She has played at Ravinia Fesitval in Chicago, with the Orlando Symphony Orchestra, the Thanksgiving Day Parade and at the White House. She has written some 130 songs. As of now, she is 7 years old. You can learn all about her, at her official site. Me? Like many others, I first encountered Miss Bear a year or so ago on Ellen. I can say for certain that her melodies will be played along with me plunking at my own keys. And yes, she is playing as I write these words. Perhaps I should start right now? In the meantime, enjoy Ellen's Song written and perfomred by Emily Bear.