Yesterday morning, when the latest snow/rain storm was about to leave …. for a brief moment, there was a rift in the cloud cover, the sun came through and shone on the Kingston peninsula. I grabbed the little camera because I wouldn’t miss that light, got out on the balcony and shot this.
As I did that, the very popular song performed LeeAnn Womack came to mind … «I hope you dance». She expresses wishes for her children and one being «I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance»…
I often think of that song, because there are several lines that I feel kind of apply to myself … like «I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean». I do indeed … feel small … when I think of the timeless movement and how brief our lives are here when you put it in proportion.
One night, while still living in Quebec, I couldn’t
sleep so I decided to get up. For some reason, I really wanted to listen to this song … in my half-dazed state, I searched and searched for the CD but couldn’t find the right one. I thought ‘what the heck…let it be’, and turned on the TV instead … the country music channel CMT. The very first music video that came out there at 4AM in the morning was LeeAnn Womack with «I hope you dance». That was almost eerie.
Another line there, that speaks to me is «never settle for the path of least resistance» … that is something that noone can accuse me of ever having done… Won’t go into the details of that here and now — it would get too personal.
For the first time, I’ve watched the SuperBowl. Not really watched, but in the corner of my eye. It’s a game that I’m totally clueless about, and before I’ve only watched bits and pieces of it. I was disappointed … not to say, ticked off, by Christina Aguilera’s rendition of the American Anthem. Not only because she missed a line, but I hate it when they do that to national anthems … the sort of ‘stylized’ version!!! I was not alone. The outrage in Twitter was immense. I’ve heard it sung by totally unknown people … coming out on the ice before a hockey game … with powerful voices, singing this likewise powerful piece of music … They really could have chosen somebody else. Then there were Black Eyed Peas and that’s not my kettle of fish either, but that’s just a matter of personal taste so I can’t say much about that.
I was waiting for the season finale of my favorite show, «Flashpoint», which was scheduled to start right after the SuperBowl. It did, and they left us with a real cliff-hanger. I sincerely hope that Hugh Dillon won’t leave the show because it wouldn’t be the same at all without him.