Saturday, November 22, 2014

I Was Here, I Made a Difference, I Mattered

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There's an Unexplainable Feeling in Your Soul; You're being Called to Contribute Something well Beyond Serving Self

It's an ache, a light, but mostly something you're driven to achieve for the contribution it will make to the greater good.

Money isn't the driver.

Money almost annoys you. You've come to terms with the fact that money isn't even the measuring stick you were told it was.

Money turns out to be something the human condition glorified as necessary paper in a desperate world saturated with mixed up priorities.

This driver goes well beyond money.

This driver is the Art.

It's the grand vision to bring a smile to someone's face, to aid a suffering heart, to tell someone they matter, to bring unexpected laughter to a troubled soul ... you know the truth about this driver. This driver is timeless. It's the immortal spark that endlessly ignites creativity and genius through multiple generations.

You have been gifted a universal secret, and you comprehend the ultimate meaning of purpose:
"When this body has sung it's last glorious song, written it's last sonnet, or penned it's final poem, you know without a doubt that just like love, the artist leaves the body and lives on"
The art is what's remembered.

The art is what matters.

The art, like the artist lives on.

I Was Here by Lady Antebellum



(Lyrics) "I wanna do something that matters
 Say something different
 Something that sets the whole world on its ear
 I wanna do something better
 With the time I've been given
 And I wanna try To touch a few hearts in this life
 Leave nothing less Than something that says "I was here"
You can find the song I Was Here by Lady Antebellum on the Album 'Act of Valor' - A Compilation Album for 2008 Team USA. 

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Article dedication: To George William (Billy) Tremblay, My Uncle - Forever remembered and respected. His art lives on his family; his art will forever be his family.


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8 comments:

  1. I love that Van Gogh quote! So often we really do hear that voice that would squash all creativity and talent. Thank you for this article, It is an inspiration and a reminder to not let anyone tell us we "can't". Art and music are subjective. What one man hates, another loves. I can think of several examples of where the judgement depends on the judge. There are plenty of "experts" out there who don't know a thing about real beauty.

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    1. You said it well Cynthia, Art is a very subjective gift - if it makes a person 'feel' it's a gift for sure.

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  2. Wow such an awesome song and powerful and lovely message. Maybe that's one of the reasons why I like creating art so much.

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    1. Cheryl, you have a need to 'get the art out' and you do, that's an Artist

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  3. Your pages and the songs you bring always make my day! thanks for another great post!

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    1. Thanks Mary, and that right there is what Art is all about :)

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  4. Oh man, did I need to read this today! Love the Van Gogh quote, the song and most importantly the message. Thank you!!!

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