Friday, April 4, 2008

A New Adventure!

"Just do the steps that you've been shown, by everyone you've ever known; until the dance becomes your very own..." ~Jackson Browne

Back in about 1990 I was at the Cabooze Bar in Minneapolis for the "Best Guitar Player in the Twin Cities" Contest. I had been watching some of the most well-known local musicians play, and each one, before playing their song, had named specific artists who had inspired them. I found myself listening for those influences, and thinking - yep I can hear that. Then this little hippie-type dude got up on the stage. Someone I had never seen before. He noted that he is inspired by "everything he sees and hears in this life and he hoped we all were too." Then he went on to play the most beautiful, original-sounding piece I had heard that night. It struck me as a very profound statement. If you really consciously take in all that life has to offer, you become this unique combination of all your experiences - truly original.

I see and hear inspiration everywhere! My hope in starting this blog is that I can share that with you, and maybe, if I'm really lucky, you will share it with me too!

26 comments:

Scrappin'DivaDork said...

that was an awesome story and thought very mind tickling!!!Thanks :)

Gregory said...
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Michelle said...

Hi Michelle!!!

LOVE your first post and your blog banner! Welcome to the blogging world babe!

xoxo
mizzm

Kate said...

ooo love your blog! Cutest banner. EVER!! Will be checkin in on this regularly :)

debra harvey said...

such a great blog banner yay you :)

Sheryl said...

HI Michelle, welcome to the Blog Vortex:)Great banner and your story has words to live by.

Lori said...

Love your banner!!!!! Great first post too, I'll be checking in with you! I love checking out the blogs of my SISters!!

Tammy Gray said...

You are one of the things that inspire me!

Cricket said...

cool story! congrats on starting a blog too, love your header, so fabulous!!!

smiles,

Deanna said...

what a perfect first post! I lvoe what you said. very profound!!
xo
deanna

lalscrap said...

can't wait to see and read more!
love ya!

Nat said...

Welcome in Blogland :-) Huge hugs
nat

Lisa said...

Welcome to the bloging world - love the banner too!! And oh I love music and it's way inspiring to me!!

diane said...

Look at you go! Congratulations! I've bookmarked you :-0)

Ady said...

welcome to blog world. Great banner...

Wilna said...

awesome and blogger is THE BEST!!!!

Teresa said...

Wow, you mentioned last night that you wanted to start and blog. And bam! You got it up by morning and beautiful at that.

kim brimhall said...

woo hoo! beautiful header!

Bekka said...

Welcome to blog-land! :D You'll be hooked in no time!

Sasha said...

...Hey girl welcome to the world of bloggin..and I love your banner and your blog, so pretty. So what are you going to add, I cannot wait, I have to add you to my list of visited blogs. I am so glad yours is set up so I can leave you lub .. since I have typepad, but I think I might switch to blogger.

Lillsisslill said...

Welcome to the world of the blogger!
I love your blog banner!!!


/Lillyrose:)

Mary said...

This so ROCKS!!!!! LOVE the header and the whole thing looks GREAT!!!!!

Sharmaine said...

So true and I can't wait to see more of your blog!! Glad you started one :)
Hope your having a great weekend :)

Barbara said...

How Fun for you to start this blog! Welcome to STM and looking forward to visiting you here!

Bekka said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the nice comment on my blog! :)

Marit said...

Never been to this first post of you, Michelle. It's sooooo true! I'm glad I found/find "inspiration everywhere"!!!