I fell in love with the sky again today. It’s so beautiful; so many colors and textures. I often drive and look up to check out the clouds, sun and even the moon. I know…not a great idea while driving but that’s when I have the best view except at the beach. Today I earned a ticket gliding through a red light that I did not notice because I was too busy smiling at the clouds and enjoying the cool breeze that was gently embracing me. An expensive lesson…yes but I am finally experiencing peace, something I’ve been longing for and would not trade for anything.
This evening at the beach the sun is warm and comforting, the waves are relaxing and the soft breeze feels great against my skin. The bugs are somewhat annoying but hey they have to live too! LoL I’m listening to all of the music I love, reading magazines, gathering more business ideas and for a change…no worries or negative thoughts have passed through my mind.
I am genuinely enjoying the woman I am becoming; who I’ve always been but until now was afraid to share with the world. My hair is natural, no polish on my fingers or toes, no make-up ever and I’m beautiful inside and out; no one else’s opinion matters. I have finally accepted the “Authentic Me” and I’ve never felt better. If only I knew how good this would feel…I would have gotten here long ago!
I also discovered my sensuality today…I felt it in my walk, my smile and the tingly feeling when I realized I was actually flirting today. LoL It’s amazing how wonderful I feel since making a conscious effort to change my mind-set. Meditation led the way for me to reconnect with my spirit…its grounding, balancing and creates a “whole” you.
It’s never too late to begin loving yourself and creating a life you will enjoy while maintaining serenity. So proud that I never really gave up…
Aggravated from standing for hours trying to be cute in heels at a concert (wrong answer!), it’s apparent that most of the opening acts have not studied the art of Hip Hop. My assessment is determined by their weak delivery and NON stage presence. There were a few however, who had me rocking back and forth, listening to their lyrics wondering when they would get their chance to shine.
By the time He arrived, I was pretty pissed off and ready to leave. I stood there in front of the stage arms folded getting my pout on; eyes rolling up and down. He finally came on stage and I had my eyes closed like no no no I can’t forgive him for making me wait so long. At the sound of his voice, my eyes eased open and as soon as I saw Him, my heart melted. I swear tears came to my eyes and I immediately perked up.
How could I stay mad at the one who made me fall so deeply in love with Hip Hop? The one who made the “bad boy” look oh so appealing? The one who sounds and looks like he hasn’t missed a beat since his voice first blessed the air waves during a Saturday master mix? There he was seemingly larger than life just as he was way back when…His voice strong and clear as ever; stage presence commanding just as I remember long ago.
His first verse made me wonder…how can I enjoy the selection of what most consider Hip Hop today? I mean back when Hip Hop was REAL, you had to be an Emcee, a true Emcee and bring it each time you grabbed a microphone. A gimmick wasn’t enough. You had to have lyrical skills, stage presence, a DJ with ill beats, gear and a tough hook to captivate the audience. To be considered a REAL Emcee, you had to be ready for battle anytime anyplace with freestyle lyrics that were as good as those you had time to compose.
I’m all for evolution but today’s Hip Hop…I mean “rap music” does not have standards. Basically whoever has the best gimmick at the time is what everyone ends up following. The music nor lyrics have any originality. I miss the days when one Emcee would make the next Emcee step his/her game way up! Hip Hop had standards and the pioneers built an entire culture for us to enjoy but now…
Well He was a breath of fresh air and I felt the wonder that Hip Hop used to be listening to him perform. His lyrics make you think most times and other times he makes you dance and let go. He is the REALEST Emcee in my book; extremely versatile and his effortlessly commanding style is unmatched.
Others have been great in their contributions to Hip Hop but He is and will always be THE GREATEST in my book. He is…Rakim a.k.a The R a.k.a Rakim Allah. Say what you want, think what you will but if you love Hip Hop as I do and you have done your homework…there is no way you won’t agree that Rakim is truly THE GREASTEST OF ALL TIME!