“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” Henry David Thoreau
My selections for this week’s photo challenge might be a bit of/launch of a stretch, but if I’m taking a dictionary interpretation to heart, I’m on point in showcasing the phenomenal launch of a light show we enjoyed at Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne concert… I haven’t written about it yet or uploaded my pictures because I’ve spent the last month trying to find a diplomatic way to talk about the annoying stuff; weed-smoking, jive-talking, booze drinking, cigarette smoke in your face experience that dented what was a fantastic show by two of rap music‘s geniuses… No, the annoying stuff was not from the super talented Jay-Z and Kanye, but by some of their VIP friends/guests, even some familiar faces that I won’t be naming. Sorry… All this while security stood around and acted dumb and blind. But more on that
shit stuff later or on another day! For now, come back for more launch shots later!
Launch: to throw forward: hurl b: to release, catapult, or send off (a self-propelled object) a: to set (a boat or ship) afloat b : to give (a person) a start c (1) : to put into operation or set in motion : initiate, introduce (2) : to get off to a good start d : to load into a computer’s memory and run Merriam Webster Dictionary
Anyway, I don’t want to launch into a tirade over an event that was meant to be entertaining, however, that part was exasperating nonetheless. As you can see from the photos, it was an amazing show but… As my family and some of my friends said to me, what did you expect, chocolate kisses and orange juice? They had a point there but at a concert it is not so easy to move. Next time, I’ll cast my net where the water is deep; I’ll get a different set of tickets and sit elsewhere. Enough about that and time to launch into a new song. I’ll still do a write up and share my concert photos sometime this year… More on LAUNCH below!
“You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck.” Donald Rumsfeld
I think it is apropos that we start our New Year with LAUNCH as our photo challenge. Life is always about movement; launching forward to discover new paths and new ways of doing things… Starting new businesses or even adopting innovative concepts to help us grow. When all else fails, we hurl the stuff away and start afresh… “If you want to launch big ships, you have to go where the water is deep.” Go Launch! Have an inspired year!
What do you think? What type of launch shots did you get? Was it easy/hard to find the right photos for your examples of Launch? Were you drawn to specific examples for the prompt? Do share? Thank you! Happy New Year!
Positive Motivation Tip: Life is always about movement, launching forward to discover new paths and new ways of doing things… and when all else fails, we hurl the stuff away and start afresh… Go Launch! ♥HAPPY NEW YEAR !
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.