Lion King and memories.

Last night Sadie, John and I went to the Benedum to see the Broadway Series production of Lion King. The Lion King holds a special place in my heart for me. To say that Sadie loved the Lion King when she was little would be an understatement. She and Joe had matching Lion King pajamas. She wore out her pajamas and then wore Joe’s hand-me-downs.  This is Sadie in those jammies.

When the kids were young we took them to New York city to see Lion King. After the first note was sung and we took in the beautiful costumes of animals the applause was huge. Joe turned to me and said, “I don’t know why, but I just want to cry.” I sat solid in that memory last night.

Memories. My boy overcome with emotions he didn’t even know he had and my baby girl in her jammies. I, too, cried when I heard that first note and watched that opening number last night. I am happy that my brain’s hard drive is stocked full of memories as precious as that one. I guess that is what life is really about. Living in the moment creating memories that we can draw from when we need them.

Yesterday was September 11. So many people woke up for the last time, began their days and never returned home again. Each morning that we wake up we have the possibility of not returning home. Make your memories. Hold on to the thoughts and feelings that serve you well. Resentment and anger, well, those don’t serve you. Be kind to people. When people check in with their brain’s hard drive are they finding good memories of you? Hmmm. That is something to think about.

Make good memories today.




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