Pick up the flute. Gently, slowly, almost reverently. Cradle it for a moment. Reflect on what may be about to come.

What you think you may be about to hear may not be what you are about to play.

Put the flute to your lips. This is where it gets important.

Don't blow, just breathe. Don't force it, simply exhale. Breathe.

Exhale your thoughts. Breathe out your emotions. Breathe the very moment. Let the resonance of the sound envelop you. Swirling, echoing sounds. Let go and let the notes move your fingers. Let the music come. Don't force it. Don't blow.

Just breathe. Simply breathe.