Lady Gaga - "Imagine (John Lennon Cover)"
As I stepped off the Underground today, coming from London’s Heathrow Airport this song was being performed by a street musician. A not particularly attractive woman, but someone who has lived her life, and weathered storms, and her voice showed the signs of said life. It was riveting. Lady Gaga’s version is the closest I can find, but still doesn’t do it justice.
It’s 95° here in London today, and it was over 100° on the tube. Needless to say I was sweat-drenched, angry, and frustrated by the time I finally stepped off my hour long trek on the train. Then, like magic, this soft little breeze of a song wafted through the tunnels to remind us that life is actually pretty wonderful, and the world is lovely if you just give it the chance.
So I took a deep breath of the hot, humid, stick, underground air. I gave the singer a smile. I stood my back that had rivers running down it a little straighter, and I reminded myself that I am actually the luckiest.
As I head off to a festival filled with people doing their best to live the P.L.U.R. lifestyle, I think this is the perfect song to choose.
So today, a sweaty happy mess, I choose Lady Gaga’s cover of John Lennon’s "Imagine" as my, let your heart remember joy, find the space to be happy, choose the sunny side (unless you need the shade), song for a, adventure waits for no man, opportunity doesn’t always knock twice, open your wings and fly, Wednesday