I'm changing the format of Kick Back Moments for the next few months. Instead of a once a week intricate piece, I'm switching to more frequent shorter posts. I'm half way through the first draft of my second novel and really want to focus on completing it within three months (hold your applause: half way through the first draft of a novel means 1.5 years to publication, if you're on the fast track). In order to make that happen, I need to cut corners in my day to day schedule.
When you drop by Kick Back Moments from now on, you may find an awesome video, a kind act I observed, a peaceful moment I experienced, a knock out book I read, something that made me laugh out loud, something that made me simply smile, photos, quotes, etc.—anything that makes us forget the stress of our days and helps us take a moment just to kick back.
I also hope you share your own kick back moments in the comment section. Better yet, if you come across a quote, book, video, experience that you would like to share on this blog, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you.
So, today's kick back moment:
The other night I was watching the Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony as they paid tribute to the classic rock band, Led Zeppelin, on TV. For me, the finest moment came when Heart walked onto stage and performed Stairway to Heaven. Although their rendition of this masterpiece was extraordinary, what evoked the most emotion in me were the facial expressions of the composers, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. To sit back and know that you were responsible for a piece of art that many refer to as, "The greatest rock song ever written," must be amazing. So as you watch this magnificent performance, also pay attention to Jimmy and Robert's reaction. Beautiful!