Red Hot Chili Peppers
‘Gonna keep on tryin’, till I reach my highest ground’
‘Let nobody bring you down’
I didn’t realise for a long time that this was originally a song by Stevie Wonder. The first time that I became aware of it, was while watching a film called Center Stage set in the world of ballet, as it was used in a scene set in one of the classes. Clip of the scene posted by Camila Cerantula
The sheer energy coursing through the song, and the pace of it, meant that it was swiftly added to the list of songs which help me energise myself when particularly tired.
I love the entire sentiment of the song, but the two lines highlighted particularly resonate with me personally. It’s hard sometimes, when people react negatively to things you do, and I find it particularly hard to deal with criticism, but keep trying to not let it affect me too much.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers official video
Audio of the original by Stevie Wonder posted by DJ Buddy Love – Old School
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
View all posts by hgolightly1982