It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, a great time to reflect on all the things I’m thankful for.
But when I read this post on FB this morning (posted by the lovely and amazing Betsy), it struck me that there’s something incredible that I’ve been taking for granted these past 10 years.
Not David, I never take his amazingness for granted… but the way Ms. Berg describes the way her and her friends used to share their love of certain songs and artists.
I’m not one of those people whose love for music was reignited by David because music’s always been a huge part of my life (definitely grateful for that).
But I have taken for granted the way being a fan of David’s has given me back those joyful days of sharing music I love with friends who feel the same way.
I hadn’t done that since my teen years, really. Sure, I might share an appreciation of a certain artist with my husband, or one or two friends. But to be in a real or virtual room of like-minded fans, who all “get” the same artist… who all feel the same excitement when a new album’s announced or a tour launched … that is a whole different ball game.
To be able to share the joy, the excitement and the spiritual connections that music brings … the collective range of emotions, from the giddiness and screaming to the soulful introspection, even tears. Truly beautiful, all of it.
Because shared passions magnify the joy, don’t they? Make us feel truly alive… truly connected.
Help us put every other difference aside to revel in the magic … together.
So I am truly thankful for each and everyone of you taking the time to stop by here, for contributing to the joy of these past 10 years.
And, as always, thankful for dearest David… just for being David.
Merci, gracias, grazie, arigato, danke, thanks… for everything!
Desmond’s expression here tho’ 😍😍 😍 basically all of us, am I right??!