Wednesday, June 22, 2011

All Martha Needs Is One Mic

I'm not given to melancholy. The Pens have said that seeing me cry would be like seeing a unicorn.

I see a problem. I fix it. Unless my tears will drop to the ground and manifest a fairy godmother, then I don't bother crying.

But this week has been a tough one, and no, I didn't cry, but I did wallow in self-doubt and insecurity. I wondered what I do I really need to be happy?

I know what I want - I want what JK Rowling has - let's not sugar coat it. But what I need?

In a world where I already count more blessings than 99% of the world's population for having potable water, literacy, my own home, friends, health insurance, free speech, the right to vote, a job, and everything else which makes being a whiner simply inexcusable - do I really need anything?

Lo and behold, the exact week we feature the theme "One" - a song from my youth barreled back into my memory like a nicely wrapped gift from my subconscious to remind me how human I am, to remind me what it is about JK Rowling's success that really appeals to me.

I've always loved this song because it's an ode to minimalism, a cool, modern-day rehash of Thoreau, a reminder that amidst all the grenades life can throw us, we need one, simple thing.

All I need is one mic, one beat, one stage.

All I need is one cup, one page, and one pen.

All I need is one life, one try, one breath.
I'm one (wo)man.

All I need is one mic.. that's all I ever needed in this world, forget cash
All I need is one mic.. forget the cars, the jewelry
All I need is one mic.. to spread my voice to the whole world
(clean lyrics)


Rachael Herron said...

There is only one Martha, and DAMN, she is so awesome. That is all. I'm really proud to know you.

Adrienne Bell said...

Love it , Martha.

My song for this is Sam's Town. I know, Big Surprise.

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