Do you ever have a moment where you wished it would last forever? You know the ones, where you are so caught up in that moment, you wished it would never end? You wish you would never forget that moment?
I know. I’ve had those moments, too. I live my life to create as many as those moments as possible. The ones that will become “forever” memories. Those memories that I go back to when I’m having a hard day or a “I hope I forget this soon” moment. My goal is to have more happy memories than forgettable ones.
In my continuing series of posts inspired by songs from The Greatest Showman we take a look at the song, “Never Enough”.
You can listen and watch the official lyrics video HERE:
I love this part of the movie. First of all, the vocals are this song are astounding and it comes at a turning point in the movie. When the scene opens, you can almost go along with the opening of the curtain and that few moments of pause, taking in the entire moment.
I think it’s important for us to take a pause right before a moment – to take it all in and really BE in that moment. The more we take in, the more we can remember. The more we remember, the more the memory stays with us.
One of the questions I get asked most often as to the pursuit of my dream is this –
What is your number? How many Elton John concerts are you trying to get to?
I always answer – As many as possible.
And the reply is often, “how many have you already been to? Isn’t that enough?
And now I have an answer – No, It’s never enough. Never, never, never enough. Never enough for me.
“I’m trying to hold my breath, let it stay this way
can’t let this moment end.
You set off a dream in me
Getting louder now, can you hear it echoing”
I don’t remember when I started doing this but every concert I go to, I take a moment at the top of the steps – after entering the venue – and just pause. I stop and look around the entire venue, I see all the seats from the very top all the way to the front row. I remember that I have sat in each of those seats and everywhere in between. I look at the giant sound board set up near the back of the arena, the stage setup, the lighting, the people getting to their seats.
I take that moment and take it all in, being thankful for every opportunity to have that moment.
Once I get to my seat, I rarely sit down right away. There is a moment to remember taking place and I want to take it all in. From my seat, I can see the pre-concert routines of the stage hands and the techs. Often, if I look up, I can see people in the lighting rigging, getting their places set up.
This routine of mine is always the same but it’s never enough. I don’t want to forget these moments because one day, I won’t have these moments any more. Beginning in September of 2018, the countdown to the end of these moments begins – I have three years left.
My dream to meet Elton John will be put on a three year notice. That’s the amount of time I have left to go to the concerts, to experience those moments – the energy of a concert, the friends I meet, the songs I sing and those special “only at a concert” moments. Yes, the same moments I experience at every concert but they will never, ever be enough. I’ve had thirty-eight concert experiences and although each one is different, they are all mostly the same. There is a certain energy that goes along with attending a live concert and that is the moment I love the most – I can never get enough of that moment – the moment where the combination of the crowd and the music creates an energy unlike any other!
That is why whatever number of concerts I can attend in the next three years will never be enough – I can never, ever get enough of that feeling.
I have tickets to eight upcoming concerts and when I tell people, they say,
Wow! That’s alot!
And now I’ll say,
It’s never enough.
What is that thing in your life that you will answer the same?