#RewindWeek from May 2012
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” - Eleanora Duse
There is a great song that many of you are probably familiar with titled Mr. Blue Sky, written by Jeff Lynne and performed by the group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). In a BBC Radio interview, Jeff Lynne talked about how he came up with this song.
He had been staying in a Swiss chalet trying to write his bands next album after release of the previous album A New World Record. As he says, "It was dark and misty for 2 weeks, and I didn't come up with a thing. Suddenly the sun shone and it was, 'Wow, look at those beautiful Alps.' I wrote Mr. Blue Sky and 13 other songs in the next 2 weeks."
A blue sky to lift our spirits is like a smile upon someone's face when they greet you.
It is the ability of kindness to make your day better. It all starts with a simple gesture or sky of blue. And while I have this song in my head, another song by the same group comes to mind. A song which speaks about picking ourselves up and getting on with it.
While a blue sky may appear, we also need to do something about it. We have to create movement in order to create a better life for ourselves. See those lyrics below from a song titled The Diary of Horace Wimp. See if it helps create inspiration in your life.
The Diary Of Horace Wimp by Jeff Lynne
Late again, today,
He'd be in trouble though he'd say he was sorry,
He'd have to hurry out to the bus.
Horace was so sad,
He'd never had a girl that he could care for
And if he was late once more, he'd be out.
Don't be afraid, just knock on the door,
Well he just stood there mumblin' and fumblin'.
Then a voice from above said -
"Horace Wimp, this is your life,
Go out and find yourself a wife.
Make a stand and be a man,
And you will have a great life plan."
Horace met a girl,
She was small and she was very pretty,
He thought he was in love, he was afraid.
Asks her for a date,
The cafe down the street tomorrow evening,
His head was reeling, when she said "Yes O.K."
Horace, this is it,
He asks the girl if maybe they could marry,
When she says "gladly." Horace cries.
Everybody's at the church,
When Horace rushes in and says
"Now here comes my wife, for the rest of my life." and she did.
Even when the dark and rainy clouds appear in your life, a blue sky sits just behind them. Get up and stay inspired my friends. Go out there and grab a great life. Go ahead and check out the following video of the song performed by ELO. Don't be afraid, just click on the play.
And stay inspired my friends!