Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Christie Lee

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads” – Erica Jong

What is this, Star Wars? Let’s add another message for today which is “Do not be discouraged”. I suppose our talents can lead us to a dark place – but is it only dark because we forget to turn on the light. There are days when it takes someone else to turn on the light for us to see our own talents…
Good ole Billy Joel’s Christie Lee says

He couldn't see that Christie Lee was a woman
Who didn't need another lover
All she wanted was the sax

It took a while for him to notice
It took a while for him to see
He was never in control here
It was always Christie Lee

We don’t always see who has the control – and it can be difficult to have faith in ourselves to exploit our talents to whomever. The dark place our talent leads us may just be an invitation to go buy the smarts to get a light bulb and screw it in ourselves. Things aren’t always as they seem – Christie Lee just wanted the sax, Billy. She did lead Billy on though. We see what we want to see, or sometimes not at all. So when screwing in the light bulb, be sure it’s ‘brite-white’ 90W and not rose colored. Don’t be discouraged to let go, sometimes the world really is pretty in rose

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