An Example of Living Well
When was the last time you read something that impacted the way you perceived life? Earlier today, I read "grow 'til you go" as the part of an endorsement on the outside back cover of a book. I can't remember the book or the author, but I do remember that the endorsement was credited to African American musician, Quincy Jones.
At 74 years old, "Q" is an example of how following your passion and expressing your God-given talent can expand your world beyond anything you could ever ask for, given the confines of your own finite imagination. Q keeps on growing no matter what, even overcoming a life threatening brain aneurysm that ended his career as a trumpet player and nearly killed him.
I won't weigh down this post with his many accomplishments, which you can enjoy at his Wikipedia profile. Reading it takes at least two cups of coffee, but it's worth it to consider what one human being can do when he puts his mind to it and his back in it. And he never ever stops growing.
Since I want to know what Q plans to grow next, I asked to be notified when his new website launches. Imagine that, launching a new website at age 74. Hope I get my turn someday. Q and people like him are knocking the word "retirement" right out of the English language. I say, "Good riddance!"