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)

4 comments:

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 Miller said...

Love it , Martha.

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

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