Today’s musical spark:
This was the song that Ms. Ellie Cole was said to have been listening to when she was videotaped in the clip below. I think the beats and lyrics are more fitting than the “Dancing Queen” song. Try playing Alesha Dixon’s “Knock Down” while watching Ms. Cole dance. 🙂
Here’s a clip of Ms. Cole speaking with the person who took the video of her at the bus stop:
“I’m just a normal human being,” she says.
“Stop and smell the roses” is an old saying. I don’t know much about the phrase’s origins, but it’s basically a gentle reminder to slow down and take your time, to just be, and to be grateful and happy for the beauty (and opportunities) around us.
Each time I go to the grocery store, I literally stop and smell the roses. Try it some time. You might like it. 🙂