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These three songs immediately came to mind.  They make an unequalled point about strength being required to survive and it takes guts fortitude and determination.

Gloria Gaynor

Oh no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
And I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive
I will survive, hey, hey

12. “Roar” by Katy Perry

Katy Perry is no shrinking violet. In this 2013 Grammy-nominated hit, she celebrates her transformation from a spineless pushover to a gutsy broad who is ready to tackle any challenge.

If you find that you need motivation, her can-do spirit is contagious.

God knows I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of reasons to give up give in, quit.  But I am a survivor. You can too!  So whenever life gets too much, seems overwhelming and too difficult remember one of these fabulous woman and sing their song as though it were an anthem and in your weakest moments, it will buoy you up and get you through to the next step.



gray mist

sunlight trees

In a world of black or white

Standing amid a bright spotlight

How I longed for midnight blue

To replace this grayed in hue

Of nothingness that surrounds

Emptiness within abounds

Erase the gray admit the light

Forever happiness shine bright

Beauty of melody encompasses me

Rainbows sunlight songs of glee

Forever held in such esteem

Never more the gray be seen




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I often hear  “you are a true original”.   What does that mean?  Does that imply one of a kind, or  borderline crazy/genius?

Originality is to some extent dependent on your experiences and length of time on earth.  For example, I see hairstyles, fashion, even recipes that were popular when I was a young child, being revisited and making a comeback.  I could go into detail but that would seriously  “date” me.

When I consider a lifetime of music, singers, movies and songs, there are a few  that really stand out as the epitome of a “true original”.  Elvis Presley’s style, songs, and the tone of his voice probably the most famous example.  He lives on in the hearts and minds of many and anyone that could compare to Elvis, would still only be a copy, the original is gone.  Adele’s voice, songs and style is another example of originality.  I’m sure you could add a variety of examples yourself.

The music industry has over the last few years been experiencing a rehash, redo, make-over of something original.  For several years artists have been singing songs from the 70’s and 80’s with a twist to make them “current”.  Recently I’ve witnessed a number of artists revisiting songs from the 20’s through the 60’s and this genre is gaining ground.  A “spin” has also been added to these songs .  Does the “spin” added to these songs make them an original or simply a changed copy, a version of the original?

There are a few “free thinkers” in the process of changing our outlook on renewable energy, with exciting forays into original and or improved design.  Tesla’s innovative gigafactory is an astounding and dramatic example and one worthy of serious consideration.  Of course, we’ve already heard about the Tesla electric sedans and suv’s which are the forerunner of a push into moving away from fuel based cars.

Original thinking is considered “thinking outside the box”.  Something you hear all too often in the market-place, in advertising, or in product sales.

With all those wonderful examples to choose from, I choose you!  You the reader of this blog, are an original!  There will never be another exactly like you.  Not in style, thought, size or shape.  In reality then, “you are the true original.”









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