The Young at Heart Chorus, from North Hampton, MA. When you’re a young songwriter there are certain dreams you have; performing live on the Grammies, Wembly, meeting your idols, etc.
When you get beyond 30 – hopefully – you get beyond those to bigger dreams; moving people with your music, saving a life with your words, imparting some bit of life’s lessons, or even just bringing a smile.
In the business of art we get wound up tightly in the perils of thinking that youth is a metal stronger than wisdom. Maybe what we truly should remember is that feeling is a scion more precious than ambition.
Nothing illustrates this better than the Young at Heart Chorus. Watch this video and see what I mean. Watch it all the way through; if you still have dry eyes maybe you should re-evaluate your approach to your craft, if not your life.