Last night I had the pleasure to hear and see The Swell Season – live at The Orange Peel, in Asheville NC. The brilliant and passionate Glen Hansard, the beautiful and talented Marketa Irglova, and the superb sounds from violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire, perfectly compliment each other. The whole band was actually fabulous. They were… real, and it’s that honesty in their performance that originally made me an instant fan, after seeing the movie Once. A movie that both Glen and Marketa starred in, and then subsequently won an Oscar for Best Original Song “Falling Slowly”. Which all reminded me of how moved I was by Marketa’s acceptance speech; she said, receiving the award was a big moment for all artist. Most of whom spend their time struggling. The fact that she was standing there holding an Oscar in her hand, meant that no matter how far out your dreams are – it’s possible. Fair play for those who dare to dream – don’t give up! Hope at the end of the day connects us all no matter how different we are.
Cheers to Glen, Marketa, The Swell Season and anyone living their dream!
It has been awhile since I have posted a blog…In the process of finding my perfect life, I started living it. I have traveled to Portland, Maine; Carmel, California; back to Asheville NC, and then to Los Angeles, California. I will tell you all about them on a future post. I am home now, and in the process of closing the book on my old life. It is not as easy as pulling a band aid, or may be it could be depending on your circumstance. For me, I have some cleaning up to do that I believe will take about nine more months, which is a story that I will share with you later. I have started writing a book about my old life and what brought me to this point. That is what I have been doing with my time, other than completely enjoying my family and friends, while looking forward to my new journey. My plan now is that in late August or early September 2010, to head out and travel across the US meeting beautiful people and seeing beautiful places, and I promise I will blog more at this time. Then traveling to all of the beautiful places in the world. Meeting fabulous people, and learning all I can along the way…
I am not exactly sure which route I will be taking, or where I will be stopping, but I do know that everything is going to work out just right!