Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The rare event of a total solar eclipse exclusive to the US traversing a path across our country united many Americans as we all looked up in amazement at this cosmic spectacle. We all had a little "eclipse fever", or at least I did, and why not, a continuous eclipse in the US has not happened since 1976 and one exclusive to the US since 1776. Americans everywhere saw various versions of the moon blocking the light of the sun and those in the direct path saw day turn into night. It was a moment where we realized how small we are, a speck on this planet that is just a speck in the universe!
Sunday, August 13, 2017
|Martin Kaye (Lewis), Billy Finn (Perkins), Derek Keeling (Cash) James Snyder (Presley)|
Self-actualization or reaching one’s personal best according to my blog inspiration psychologist, Maslow, is measured by “peak experiences” of the world. With a peak experience “there are feelings of euphoria, joy and wonder”(see simple psychology). A peak musical experience is what happens in Million Dollar Quartet, a show about a single jam session with four rock and roll/country legends, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley in 1956. This show dramatizes the historical one time musical moment that took place at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and was latter known as “The Million Dollar Quartet”. This play captures the intensity and feeling of the music that came from the artists’ soul.