I like so many others in winter get a little, let’s just say, glum. I am a sunshine person. I crave the outside air whether it is day or night; I have found equally significant inspiration in both sides of the suns rotational schedule. Now don’t get me wrong, given the right atmosphere and company being inside can be an incredible time. Give me a good meal, unique surroundings and interesting people and I am as happy as Bourbon in a charred oak barrel in Kentucky.
I found myself in this particularly foul way the other day and not really knowing how I had arrived in that blah state. I sat in front of my computer and I decided some music would do. But what? I have a wide range of taste when it comes to music but on this day I needed something that made me feel, warm. Now you may make fun of me and my selection but as soon as I thought of it, I did smile.
You could say I got high. I clicked on Youtube and typed in John Denver and immediately selected Rocky Mountain High. I grew up listening to him in my early years and I always felt better and began singing even though I cannot sing; I cannot stress that enough. One of the things I admired the most about him besides his songs and his singing was his infectious smile and positive outlook.
The trouble with this story is that my mood came full circle when I remember how tragically early he left this world. Sadness returns but that sadness is selfishness, my loss for missing something I wanted more of. In the end I perk back up and realize what he left for us all, his legacy is enduring with the songs he wrote and the voice that still carries them and makes me smile. This also inspires me to do more, to write more. Hopefully to leave a legacy that will do the same in some small way. I have a long way to go to make people feel the way he did. Until then look for sunnier weather and find the things that make your day brighter. I know what I will do .