Today I was walking around downtown looking for a job. I walk up and down the sixteenth street mall, and when you reach Blake Street, Coors Field is about four blocks away. I am graced with living close to Coors Field, and as I was walking, it reminded me of exactly what I want to do, a dream that almost seems impossible that I’m still chasing. Some time ago, my uncle sent me a YouTube video and it somehow resurfaced in my day and I’d like to share it with you. It’s from Britain’s Got Talent and it’s a guy named Paul Potts.
For me, opera is a little hard to appreciate. My dad listens to it all the time and I just get annoyed by it. But I’ll share with you that the first time I heard this, the emotional response was… different. Music is one of our most powerful gifts, and this one had a profound affect on me. With the frustrations of the Rockies issuing a hiring freeze and companies not hiring, I’ve grown more petulant toward society. Paul reminded me that chasing a dream is worth it, and it’s what I wanted to share with the rest of the world.
Keep in mind that he’s an amateur. He said that he sells phone for a living. Hopefully I can be like him. I too am an amateur, and while I don’t sell phones for a living, I have a dream. It reminds me of that Aerosmith Song, “Dream On.” And well, that’s kind of fitting because they play Aerosmith at the end of that video.
So I hope you enjoy it and it has an overwhelming affect on you too.
1. Video Courtesy: myspacepaulpotts