Love of my Life

It is with a broken heart I must inform all of Patti’s followers that she passed away Monday, October 15th at 1:30 pm at home in my arms. I’m numb now but may be capable of writing more later. She will be missed greatly!!! Her true love for life and beyond. Richard Redd


Stevie Nicks and Me

There’s something marvelous that you feel when you see or hear someone from years ago still doing what they love – and what they obviously TRULY have a passion for.  Stevie Nicks at 64 years of age is still doing her thing, and her commitment, passion and love of music is incredible!

Stevie Nicks 

Nope, I don’t know Stevie Nicks, and she wouldn’t know me if she tripped over me like a loose piece of carpet…but as a fan of her music (mostly the folk music!) for more than 40 years, I am amazed at her stamina and ability to keep on keeping on. 

Heck, she could be at home knitting, reading about world order, or doing some other incredibly riviting thing like crocheting (if you crochet – don’t get mad; I’m just using it as a convenient example of something repetitive that can give you a bad case of carpal tunnel).   . . .But none of that stuff for Stevie Nicks. . . there she is – passionately planning and putting on tour concerts all over the bloody nation and world.  And, yes – Stevie Nicks still has her voice!

After watching a part of the Boston concert last night on television I got to thinking about this thing called passion.  We all have some sorts of passion; hopefully it’s a good passion and not anything creepy . . . like digging up graves on full moon (or other stuff like that). 

You know when someone is passionate.  Stevie Nicks is.  George Carlin and Mother Theresa and so many other incredible people have brought passionate love to the world.  (I know, I know…George was rough around the edges, but you gotta’ admit he had passion!)  Sometimes we exhibit passion in small ways, and at other times in very big ways. 

Oops, this blog is about dying.  Did I get off track here?  Nope, I don’t think so.  The message I want to leave on this blog is that whatever, where ever, and however you are in life – passion should be an important element of your life.

Each of us has that special passion that we can give – even when we’re sick as hell and ready to kick off, have our butt on the toilet and the other end in the bathtub, or are breathing our last breath.  Never overlook the power of passion!

…Doesn’t really matter if it’s a big or little passion in your life – just that you have it and you use it for others

What’s your passion?