|Posted on May 28, 2012 at 4:30 AM|
"It used to be about to do something, now it is about to be someone"
That quote from Margaret Thatcher, like her or not, resonates with me. Specially after this weekend where the city of Victoria has been posted with David Foster's name just about everywhere!
It has been an interesting weekend... A friend of mine wanted me to go with her to be part of the David Foster show, but I had to take Friday and Saturday off work to do so and so, I decided against it. Missing 2 days worth of work for a 2 minute moment of fame on stage? Yes, it would have been cool to hang out around these big names, but I would have been behind on a mortgage payment... Tis reality for the little people like me. Would have been cool to be able to say I was there, but in the end, these people are just like you and me: they eat, they sleep, they poop. They just happen to have fame and more money to make a big impression. So in the end, would I participate because it is an important thing to do in my career, a fulfilling moment for myself or would I do it cause it would be "cool" to show off and saying to everybody I was on stage with Groban and Foster? Dum dum dum.... (by the way, I have done that show before, so I figured I didn't need to be there again! haha!)
So I worked it with my fantastic students once again and we did some great work for the show coming up in 2 weeks! In the end, that was time well spent to teach my students, rather than having my sellfish moment of glory, but that's just how I see it...
Today, I was supposed to have a day off... supposed.... So, ran downtown to enjoy a bit of the hustle and bustle before heading back to my rehearsal at 4pm wayyyy out of town. At first I didn't want to, silly me for booking so much work, but then as usual, I got caught in the work... They were learning, we were making music, we were laughing, I was enjoying myself as I always do. The creative juices were flowing and something in that very moment was being created. Something that didn't exist before, because never before we had the same music being played, sung by the same people. Thinking about it this way, it suddenly becomes important, doesn't it? And it all happened with the regular folks, in the middle of nowhere, with only us to witness this happening. No camera, no big shebang, no paprazzi and yet, something small but wonderful was happening. And that is important too.
I watched the documentary "Life in a day" tonight and maybe that is why I am feeling the way I feel. It is easy to feel like a failure comparing ourselves to what others have accomplished or to feel down when we feel we are not at the right place or doing what we think we should be doing.
Bottomline is, I think that for most of it, we are where we are meant to be, doing what we are meant to be doing at any given moment of our lives, without us knowing it...