Let’s talk about impact for a second...the kind of impact that can heal, strengthen, uplift & take you to places that transcend beyond what you thought possible in your own mind, your own body... Ok...now let’s talk about music...wait...see above... Now, artists...art, music, the people who create it & it’s impact... Well, all you have to do is listen now. Find your favorite & turn it up...UP...LOUD.
What is the impact music & art has had on your life? What about those who created it, brought the truth to light & to life as you’ve lived along with it. There are few who are as gifted as #ArethaFranklin or #TonyBennett. There is something deeper with what they have given us. There is a reason Aretha is called #TheQueenofSoul or why Mr.Bennett can continue to make me simultaneously grin & sob happily at every song he sings... After leaving the concert last week I felt energized, hopeful, inspired, ambitious & motivated. I thought, how incredibly brilliant is Tony, to show me things through music I may not believe otherwise...& at 92 nonetheless, THESE UNICORNS DO EXIST!
I immediately began making plans to seek out another of my favorite artists who has been with me through so much in my life, building me up, making me feel like I command respect & love from myself in seemingly the darkest & most alone times I can think of. I always turned to her. Her journeys turned into melodic pillars of strength demanding attention with a soft, gentle yet sometimes fiery, bold tone...
I was going to see the next Aretha Franklin concert & I would go anywhere it was, find a way to witness another #legend, a #goddess who needed to be witnessed, now, because, Lord knows... Well, little did we know what was to come...
Thank you to one of the kindest & most beautiful souls I get to share space & time with who was so thoughtful to awaken & support the soul @jefecita2 & to the wonderful & generous @dannyzelisko for sharing the blessings of truth & talent with the people. I am grateful. ...& Miss @i_like_trees the sharing of your heart, ease of belief