If you're like me, you're trying to cope with a hectic world, accomplishing at least some and possibly most of what you need to. For me, that involves a number of things outside of performing, including the annual garden clean up, planting new and wonderful things, and working hard to get to the point where I can sit back and watch the garden grow. What more could a person want?
Along those lines, I emceed a member appreciation event for KIOS-FM Tuesday night in which we presented a new documentary about Garrison Keillor, writer, raconteur, and star of one America's most beloved radio shows, "A Prairie Home Companion." The piece of homespun wisdom I took away with me? Garrison delights in and celebrates being ordinary; this from a man whose iconic show is carried on 558 stations across the country. He says he didn't follow the advice of commencement speakers who told him to take the "road less traveled," and to "walk to the sound of his own drumbeat." No, he's contect to be part of the crowd. He says we have a wonderful country; we have only one life and that life doesn't leave a big hole in the world when we're gone. What is real is family; raising kids the right way and enjoying the simple things in life like homemade rhubarb pie.
Agree with him or not, be sure to weed and feed your personal garden today, then sit back and watch it grow.