If this book that I'm reading has a lesson... it is that we are awfully lucky to be here-and by ‘we’ I mean every living thing. To attain any kind of life in this universe of ours appears to be quite an achievement. As humans we are doubly lucky, of course: We enjoy not only the privilege of existence but also the singular ability to appreciate it and even, in a multitude of ways, to make it better. It is a talent we have only barely begun to grasp.
Bill Bryson (A Short History of Nearly Everything)
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Music is such a powerful medium to me. So powerful that after coming home from the Smashing Pumpkins performance tonight (yes, it's the beginning of their US tour!) I was reminded of a simple yet sometimes forgotten truth. That having deep passion for life is so very vital. That each and every breath we offer in this world is even more so vital to not only our state of well being but to those that we love and those that we share ourselves with. When we bring our true selves to a higher calling we arrive home. Home to me means many things but in this sense it's ones devotion to their craft. I witnessed an amazing show this evening. Music heals. Music inspires. I'll save the rest of my thoughts for later. Yes. The Smashing Pumpkins took their flight tonight...performance was epic! Mind blowing and heart felt with lots of rock n' roll livin' soul!
Here's the title track from the up and coming Oceania album.
What a diamond!