Edge of Glory...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Lady Gaga turned 26 this year and I had heard a few weeks ago that she is the most followed person IN THE WORLD on twitter. I don’t even use Twitter and I still considered this to be pretty amazing. I never really questioned why.
I watched an interview with Lady Gaga and Oprah a few weeks back.
I found her fascinating. She does not even own a home. She did her interview in her childhood home where her parents still live and where she stays in between her crazy nomadic life.
She also spoke about her song, “The Edge of Glory” and it's genesis.
Now, until recently, I did not even own this song, although I do like rocking out to some of her other songs while on the elliptical. What she said was that she and her father wrote the song on the eve of her Grandfather’s death. While trading shots of tequila, she told her father to not be sad, that Grandpa was on the edge of something glorious. It all just flowed from there.
Some of the lines might be ambiguous about this idea, but If you listen to the opening notes, it sounds like a heart beat.
And buried in the middle is the line: “I’m on the edge of something final we call life tonight...”
Kind of stopped me in my tracks because I had always thought of this chick as a little weird and certainly not as a philosopher.
So lesson re-learned: Don't judge a book by it's cover.
And let’s all remember that we are always on the edge of something glorious:
This next minute, this next hour, this next day!
Let’s use it to care for ourselves and for those around us in whatever capacity we can as mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers and friends and to say a little pray for those who have burdens bigger than ours to bear.
Spark Hugs to you all and have a glorious day!!
I'll be out of town until tomorrow but will check in when I can...