Passion Offers Perspective
Note to self: Try to have the courage to dance as if no one is looking, even when you know you’re attracting a crowd.
I thought I was having a bad day. Then I watched this video. Now a gigantic, open mouth smile has planted itself on my face, and I can’t shake it. Feel totally justified in dropping whatever you’re doing to watch this. And if you’re like me, you’ll need to go ice your cheeks down afterwords.
The sheer passion, not to mention stage presence, of this kid is captivating! What style! What grace! 9 years old? Amazing. This is the way I try to dance when no one is looking, but I’m not this good! The old-school green screen reminds me of my childhood and makes everything even better. Plus I’m pretty sure this is the view from our Studiomates windows from 20 years ago.
Thank you, Twitter, for reminding me:
1. I’d rather fully commit to living passionately than to blend in playing it safe, even if it means attracting eye rolls or criticism.
2. It’s FRIDAY!
Thank you to my friend Courtney Martin for tweeting this as it was posted on The Hairpin blog: DEMOLISHES is right. And thank you Robert Jeffrey for being this committed to your craft at such an early age. You made my day, and I hope we can meet sometime soon. Oh, Humans, you never fail to find some way to delight me!