Too often “life” gets bullied by work.
Work pushes us around and demands too much attention. It can easily take your lunch time – not always your lunch money. So I made a conscious effort a while ago to stop the self-imposed abuse, stand up for myself and create more down time. It fuels creativity. New ideas, new perspective, maybe even a connection with an old friend. And occasionally, you get a surprise.
Last week I was fortunate to stumble upon a talented singer/songwriter. I don’t know if he’ll ever break out but his talent certainly stands out. Budatom. A unique blend of Jason Mraz and John Mayer would be my initial reaction. You decide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTLedSLEyDk
I found him playing outside (to no one in particular) at the bottom of an escalator that leads you into Disney Springs. I’m not a Disney World person, this evening was more about going for a walk with no specific plan except to clear my mind.
I enjoyed plenty of live music that night. Had an adult beverage or two. Meandered past restaurants and stores I never intended to shop in, and checked out the full moon. It’s always good to recognize that the best things in life are not “things” at all.
Man sacrifices his health to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present. The result is that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die and then he dies having never really lived.
Budatom made the night for me. No prerecorded soundtrack, electronic gizmos, special effects, lights, or video screens. One man, a guitar and a mic. Livin’ life.
I gave him my lunch money.