5.28.2010

Do what you love and love what you do....

Tonight I had a wonderful opportunity to taste of the great underground artist scene in New York.  A guy I work with invited me and a few other people to see his band play their first gig. My new friends Amber, Bianca and I decided to go, and were pleasantly surprised to find what awaited us! We were given an address and told to head to the rooftop of 218 West 110th Street. As we wound up the spiral staircase towards our destination, we could hear shouting and screaming. We exchanged nervous looks but continued to press forward. As we emerged onto a rooftop over looking the upper west side of Manhattan, we found ourselves amongst a versatile group of artists. Two women were doing an interpretive reading of a work about powerful black women. Dozens of acts followed in what turned out to be a very inspiring evening. There were at least six or seven poets- some amazing and others average. There was a very mediocre comedian, a couple rappers, and a man who did a full Indian spiritual dance. A few awesome musical acts followed and an interpretive modern dancer rounded out the evening.

There we all were, sitting on a rooftop watching these phenomenal people express themselves. They were all doing what they loved to do and it was a pleasure to watch them do it.

We are all given talents. 

Depending on how we harvest these talents, it's safe to say that some people are plainly better than others. This doesn't mean however, that they are more gifted. It didn't matter that some of the poets tonight were better than others, because the pleasure came from watching them love what they were doing.

God gives us all talents to touch other people's lives and we should become mindful of what those are! I'm grateful for the talents I have been given, and the talents others have been given that bless my life daily!



1 comment :

  1. This post title is the headline of my resume. It is so true, to do what you love, and you will never be disappointed, even if someone can do it better than you.

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