Live Today, Love Today, Sing Today... Will There be a Tomorrow?
I personally do not believe in it, but you never know...
In Russia we say "there is now smoke without the fire".
Therefore, every one of us has to have a reasonable doubt in our minds, hearts and souls...
If it is the truth, have we accomplished everything we planned for this short or long life we've lived?
Have we lived our lives to its fullest, have we sung to our heart's content, have we expressed our love to the world and to that particular one we truly have loved?
In other words, have we succeeded so far and to the best of our knowledge in the time we have had, being present on this Earth?
Running my own music business for nearly three decades, I've been hearing a lot of justifications: "not now, can not afford it now, some other time, when I find a better paying job, when I get married or complete my divorce proceedings (lol)" and some other nonsense like that.
Why nonsense, you may ask?
Because these people are not living in the precious present moment.
They are fantasizing about a better future, which unfortunately, might not materialize for them or for anybody else for that matter.
I was really touched by a documentary of the events of September 11th, 2001, and I would like to share it with you, my reader.
It was showing an episode where the couple on that very morning on Tuesday, September 11th, found out that they were finally pregnant.
The husband might have had some premonition, as he was solely against his happy wife going to work to one of the towers where her insurance company was located on the 97th floor.
She would not agree, as she had clients she had to serve and e-mails she had to fire out.
She promised, however, to return earlier and then go and celebrate that very precious moment they were expecting and anticipating for quite a few years.
On the way to the office, she went to the pharmacy, got the pregnancy test, and went to her office's 97th floor bathroom to take the pregnancy test.
And surely enough, it showed positive - she was pregnant.
Then she went in to her office and right away picked up the phone to call the husband to confirm that they were pregnant.
She had heard a terrible noise, turned her head towards the window and saw... The Boeing 747 flying straight to her office's window...!
Unimaginable!!! You would say.
But it is a true story and it had happened.
The moral of it is that we don't know what will happen in the next second, let alone in a year, two or five.
Therefore, live today, love today, sing your heart out today and hope that there will be an even better tomorrow.
Diana Yampolsky is the Master Vocal Coach, Studio Vocal Producer, and Non-Surgical Voice Repair Specialist at The Royans Professional Vocal School in Toronto, Canada. She is also the creator of the Vocal Science (TM) method and Talent Scout and Director for the 4 A.M. Talent Development and Artist Management Group Inc.
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