*****I’d like to share a link to a website that belongs to a man who is a master of creating magic moments! Wylie “Crazy Horse” Jones is currently touring in CO with his solo loop project and collaborating with many other talented artists to offer special performances. Wylie has been the lead vocalist/guitarist for Antero Reggae Band for the last 9 years. And he has also been the keyboardist/ background vocalist for Mighty Joshua and the Zion #5 the last 2 years. He woke up a small town and brought it to life the other night when he played a benefit gig for a local Lake City boy. I met Crazy Horse a couple weeks ago and was mesmerized by his talent! He flows from one instrument to the other and sings flawlessly, he makes an epic performance look effortless! He was kind enough to let me take pictures of him when I saw him perform for the second time…I’m almost certain I blinded him with my flashing camera, but he was very nice about it. He is worth checking out, and his CD is great! Buttttt…seeing him live is a must! I even danced to his music…and I never dance…he’s that good! Check him out! http://crazyhorsemusic.com/
(The video is not mine, but the pics below (toward the middle of the pack) are my shots of him playing a benefit gig for Jacob Lester who is recovering from a motor vehicle accident. Jacob has a “go fund me” page https://www.gofundme.com/9s7qb3vmh4 and all donations go toward his medical bills)).
Each day is a series of moments. It is true that some days are dominated by nasty things like: pain, embarrassment, fear, or anger…but the days that I want to recall, the moments that I want to savor are the ones that are filled with magic and beauty. Today is one of those days where I can’t really think, all I can do is feel. The only way I know how to express how I feel when I can’t think is by sharing snapshots of things that captivated my mind; things that made me breathe deeper, things that made me stop and pay attention. And because eloquent words have escaped me almost entirely, I’ll share the brilliant words of others.
“My mind then wandered. I thought of this: I thought of how every day each of us experiences a few little moments that have just a bit more resonance than other moments—we hear a word that sticks in our mind—or maybe we have a small experience that pulls us out of ourselves, if only briefly—we share a hotel elevator with a bride in her veils, say, or a stranger gives us a piece of bread to feed to the mallard ducks in the lagoon; a small child starts a conversation with us in a Dairy Queen—or we have an episode like the one I had with the M&M cars back at the Husky station.
And if we were to collect these small moments in a notebook and save them over a period of months we would see certain trends emerge from our collection—certain voices would emerge that have been trying to speak through us. We would realize that we have been having another life altogether; one we didn’t even know was going on inside us. And maybe this other life is more important than the one we think of as being real—this clunky day-to-day world of furniture and noise and metal. So just maybe it is these small silent moments which are the true story-making events of our lives.”
“I like the posture, but not the yoga.
I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.”
“She smiled and said with an ecstatic air: “It shines like a little diamond”,
“This moment. It is round, it hangs in empty space like a little diamond; I am eternal.”
My Photo Collection of Magic Moments: