“The reason that you’re cool
Is ’cause you’re from the old school and they know it
All the critics love you in New York”
“All The Critics Love U In New York” by Prince
Last week, I took a trip to New York, you know, the city that never sleeps. Flying from sunny LA into a significantly colder whirlwind of hustle bustle, I stepped off the plane and took a deep breath.
As you probably know, New Yorkers aren’t shy about much. Walking through the West Village I was instantly greeted by people who are unique, loud, and free of inhibition. It was a gentle reminder to myself to be comfortable in my own skin and just to be who I am.
I entered the subway at Herald Square and I heard powerful, rock music that I was instantly drawn to.
I found myself compelled by the tunes and general buzz and atmosphere of what was happening. “This is what music is all about, uplifting people, creating energy, and making people’s days that little bit better”!
The next day, at a completely different station, I hopped on the train and waited patiently amongst the other travellers until it was my turn to get off. About three stops into my journey, I heard a voice- a beautiful singing voice. It was coming from the most unsuspecting of people; a bearded, oldish man, who was struggling to stand amidst the large number of passengers. His voice was an extraordinary pleasantry in an otherwise manic surrounding… and yet again, I thought to myself ‘what a wonderful world’.
Inspiration can come from anywhere at any time, all you have to do is open your eyes… and your ears!
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”