Words of Wisdom from a Wise Old Jazz Musician

Sketch of Sonny Rollins by Mama Lisa

My husband and I went to see Jazz artist Sonny Rollins in concert last night.  This guy is 80 years old.  He was cranking out great jazz for the entire concert… a full hour and a half.  I wondered if his attitude has kept him so young of heart.  He said to the audience (I paraphrase)…

Enjoy life and don’t be afraid of anything as long as you can look at the man (or lady) in the mirror.  If you can look at the man in the mirror at the end of the day, you’ll be fine.  So just have fun!

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone had that attitude?  It basically boils down to… enjoy life, but do what you know is right.  If everyone believed that, the world would be a better place.

Thanks Sonny Rollins for being such an inspiration! -Mama Lisa

Drawing of Sonny Rollins by Mama Lisa

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One Response to “Words of Wisdom from a Wise Old Jazz Musician”

  1. Aya Says:

    That words sound so touching. Thank you.

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