Greetings to everyone on this very lovely Saturday morning. What a perfect day for music and journaling!
Below is a youtube of “Blackbird” by Eddie Vedder. I have heard many covers of this song, but what makes this one so special is the participation from the audience and the appreciation that Eddie Vedder expresses for their beautiful whistling. I just love it! I don’t know about you, but this song was so sweet I had to listen to it twice.
There are clearly days when it seems as if my life’s level of Whistling Participation is at a pretty low low. I find myself wrapped up within the cocoon of my work, my family, my laundry list of concerns, my creativity, my chores and to-dos. I keep things close and don’t stretch in any extraordinary directions, really. I am like a little embodied capsule of Me that doesn’t live much beyond what is required of me or what pops up in the way of obligatory energy requirements.
“You were only waiting for this moment to arise . . .”
This is not to say that I am slumping through daily life with my head down and my eyes on the ground. I do keep my eyes and my heart open. But still. I know that there are “moments” when I feel prompted to “arise” and I consciously choose to ignore or sidestep the opportunities that call me to action. I realize that we can’t be “on” all of the time . . . yet today I am thinking that, perhaps with a little conscious and sub-conscious awareness on my part, I could be making a significant difference in random moments that could do with a little bit of “arising.” How about you? Do you ever feel this way?
If you click on the link below, you will find a journaling prompt for today . . . one that encourages you to participate and to support in a wee small way today.
Arise and Whistle. journaling prompt
Live is a lively event. Here’s your moment. What’s stopping you?
5 thoughts on “Arise & Whistle”
Love me some EV! 🙂
Me, too! This is such a GREAT cover, isn’t it? Thanks for your comments, Eric. It’s always good to read them!
It’s a great song, isn’t it? 🙂
Moved to tears. Thanks for sharing.