Dad was a huge fan of various styles of music that fall under the umbrella we call Jazz. You name it, his record collection had it, mostly latin and swing/big band. Ella, Billie, Nat, Sarah, Mel.....sigh. Along with most of his facial features, I inherited that love, but even more so. I also adore zydeco, blues, and fusion, and I've never met a torch song I didn't love. Anyhow, a while back, I discovered Pandora.com which allows listeners to create their own channels. I've got about ten channels that suit my many musical moods, but my choice today is the one I named the "Lizard Lounge."
As I posted last week, I've been pouring almost every waking moment into developing, writing, and posting new patterns which can be extremely frustrating when you live in a house with three wonderful, but rambunctious, children. Late this afternoon, in a desperate attempt to finish editing, translating, and posting my most recent creation amidst the chaos, I put in my earbuds, turned on Pandora, took a deep breath and just allowed the music to wash over me. As I listened to Michael Buble croon "Everything," I did exactly what we so often forget to do: I lived for just that one moment. Nothing else mattered; nothing else existed, just me, my laptop, and Michael Buble. For those few minutes I let go of everything and found something very close to what yogis call "bliss." That was just the reminder I needed to stop and smell the roses, to tell the people I love that I love them because I may never get the chance again.
Just do it; take a risk.....LIVE My favorite movie quote is from Auntie Mame, "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death." (Of course, my second favorite is, "Black coffee and a sidecar, Auntie needs fuel.") Thanks to the "Lizard Lounge," Michael Buble, and Frank Sinatra, I finished this evening what I started this morning and, to quote another favorite artist, Rob Gonzalez, "all is right with the world."