I was all set to write a post about the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice – but it will have to wait. Because last night (that will be a joke in a minute, wait and see) a young friend showed me this video:
And I LOVED it. This adorable 20-year-old is so clever and talented and FUNNY! There are few things I like better than funny. As Lizzie Bennett would say, (note P&P reference!) I dearly love to laugh. Make me laugh and you’re half-way there. Half-way where, you ask? Pretty much anywhere, frankly. I am absolutely going to learn this song (have I mentioned that I sing?) because I think it will knock ’em dead as a party piece. My friends are mostly past this stage, but not so far that we don’t remember. Get a few wines into ’em and I reckon they’ll be joining in in no time.
Anyway, so impressed was I by this young lady that I watched a few more of her videos. Which is how I came across this one:
And this one made me cry. I was sitting at my desk, surrounded by mess I need to clean up, almost hyperventilating about all the things I need to do this month (writing! tax! deadlines! eek!) and this song made me stop, forget all of that and cry. Can a creator ask more than that? If what I write can do that – take people out of their lives for a bit, have a laugh, have a cry, make them forget their troubles for a bit – I will be very, very happy.
I also like this one, a bit of musical philosophising:
Lucy is on Twitter and Facebook, if you want to follow what she gets up to. I’m a little late to the Lucy party, it seems, but I have always adhered to ‘better late than never’ – especially when it comes to talent! And in case you hadn’t found her yet either, I just wanted to share my unexpected Wednesday joy!
Have you found anything that surprised and delighted you lately?