They call it Turkey Day ... the day before the college football rivalries play out on stages around the country ... and they also call it Thanksgiving Day. This is a time to share with loved ones and to essentially "give thanks".
I've discovered that Thanksgiving should be a daily occurrence - and not just the time to gorge on turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, and the Dallas Cowboys.
This day serves as but a reminder that every day should be one to give thanks - for health, for family, for friends, for the capacity to pursue intellectual and physical pursuits. Perhaps it shouldn't be even a daily thing - perhaps it's truly being thankful for the moment, the space between experiences and memories, the breath of fresh air that is found in the purity of flow from moment to moment.
Turkey is good, but it just isn't enough - and eating it daily would just be too much for the taste buds!
"A rolling stone gathers no moss" ...
... but THE Rolling Stones show us the true meaning of life, the timeless beauty of music and the blues and the musical hooks that just never fade with the sands of time. Tonight was a special moment in time - in which I got to experience (once again) what music is all about, what true performers bring to the stage.
Let's face it - the Rolling Stones are, as they say, the Greatest Rock And Roll Band - ever. Sure, they can put on a spectacle - and both times that I have seen them in action have indeed been "spectacles". The stage show is high-tech - but in the same breath, is just plain down-and-dirty, back alley, rock and roll grit.
But it's when you get down to the music and the performance of it that you realize what sets these gents apart. They've been a band since the early '60s - so yes, they are a tight musical force to be reckoned with. When you play with folks for that long, you get an undeniable groove that digs deep. It's that ability to play behind the beat, that
greasy quality that is just so right - yet not sound off time or out of tune.
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Allan Besselink, PT, Dip.MDT has a unique voice in the world of sport and health care, one that has been defined by his experiences as physiotherapist, mentor, McKenzie practitioner, coach, innovator, author, educator, patient, and athlete. Read more about Allan, contact him, get updates via email, or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.