When life knocks you onto your buttocks and it feels like you may never catch your breath or a break again, sometimes something really, really wonderful shows up.
Maybe it’s not the lotto win or the love of your life, but it gives you at least a few minutes of awesome respite. Real awe. Awe, as in the original intention of the term, reverential respect, astonishment, extra special wonder…
I know inspirations can be anything for anyone, but for me, a little gem I came across a couple of years ago was positively heavenly in its level of power and I have returned to bow at it’s rainbow-hued unicorn hooves as much as needed since.
It is the 2010 Kennedy Center’s honoring of Sir Paul McCartney. It is a masterpiece of musical powerhouses, but within that group of exceptional talent, Steven Tyler, heartbeat of Aerosmith, brought me to my feet especially.
Steven’s initial magnificent mix is in this first link: Steven Tyler 2010 Kennedy Center Honoring Paul McCartney
If you really, really want to treat yourself to a show that brought the President of the United States, the First Lady, Oprah, the Sir Paul McCartney and even Sir Stoic, Colin Powell to their feet in joyous glee, watch the whole portion of that tribute: 13 Minutes and 50 Seconds of Sublime
If this doesn’t have you up in mind, body or spirit, somebody better call the coroner. You have to be dead.