#ELBlog #207: Moments
Even though I had work to do, and many things that needed to get done on my plate I decided to pause, put down the phone, and invest two hours into watching the 2019 award-winning movie Rocketman.
I needed a break from all of the work, and wanted a little escape. I have been singing and listening to Elton John songs my whole life, but I never knew his back story. I knew he was eccentric, different, and an incredible showman. So, I was curious about his backstory and settled in to spend some time with the one and only Rocketman.
I loved it. It was an absolutely incredible movie. Whether you are an Elton John fan or not, I thought it was an excellent movie and told his amazing story so well. There were several parts of the movie where important moments in Elton’s life were shown. These moments changed the course of his life moving forward. One example is the first time a music producer handed him lyrics. Elton was incredible on the piano and writing melodies, but not great at writing lyrics. When they handed him the lyrics to accompany his melody, everything slowed down, time moved in slow motion and there was dramatic music playing. You knew it was an important part of the movie and a life-changing event for Elton John. This happened three or four times during the movie. When something extremely important happened, everything slowed down, and it made you focus on the monumental moment in his life.
As I reflected back on the movie, I thought about these times in my own life. Did I know that certain events were important moments in my life when they were occurring? How fortunate I am that things worked out for me in these moments. There are opportunities for us everywhere happening all the time. It makes me think of the phrase “it’s not how great the opportunity is, but rather how great you are to the opportunity.”
During each one of these moments in the movie, Elton took incredible advantage of, and did amazingly well with the “moment” that was happening. We have these potential moments happening to us all the time. Could these moments be one of these times where everything slows down, when you look back on your history?
I wish you the best in your moments. Be prepared because you never know when they might come.
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