My boss and I were discussing work items the other day and we lamented that fact that we both feel so busy and overwhelmed at times.She responded with, “Sometimes I just want to go to Africa and sit by a lake.”
All I could think about for hours afterward was how incredible that sounded.
Didn’t watch the Academy Awards (oh hey, having no cable) but watched this acceptance speech today and was moved to doodle this lovely truth from the lovely Lupita Nyong’o.
the moon song || karen o ft. ezra koenig
I’m lying on the moon
my dear, I’ll be there soon
it’s a quiet starry place
times we’re swallowed up in space
we’re here a million miles away
Enjoy the moment that you’re there and hopefully, enjoying the atmosphere. There is a feeling that you can’t capture with a phone, while at a show. You’ll never get that feeling again. You paid money to see a band, well, you should enjoy every second of it while you’re there. It won’t be the same watching it again through your phone with noise peaking out on your speakers.
That’s all, enjoy the moment.
And for taking photos with fans, who cares? We’re just dudes jammin…I don’t get the photo thing.
Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women
Seriously, go listen to this.
When it feels like life is holding you back, just remember that it’s about to propel you towards something even better.