Since I started writing for Life As A Human I often ask myself “what is life as a human?” What do I want my life to be, to look like? I am at the halfway point of this life of mine. On reflection, I have had many adventures and experiences. I have been to the lowest depths of despair and the highest joy.
There are many things I still want to do. I want to run a half marathon. I want to give love every single day. I want to always be a part of my children’s lives. I want to be remembered.
Thinking about life as a human, and all the things I love outside of family, music has always been a strong force in my life. I love music. It has helped me through so many hard times. The words, the beats, the voices.
A week or so ago, I went on a trek with two friends to Sasquatch Festival at The Gorge in Washington. I was so nervous about the whole thing: The long drive away from the people I love, being in the middle of nowhere and the crowd. I usually reserve myself to outings where I know that I can escape – that I can leave and be alone or back with my family. Anything, just away from something that frightens me. It was a big deal, this adventure.
And? I had the best weekend of my life. I’ve never been in the presence of so much happiness. Everywhere I looked, people were smiling, dancing, laughing, singing. It felt like what life as a human should be.
Thousands of people united by the beauty of music and nature. The whole world slipped away for three days. There was no oil spill, no work, no worries. I have never felt such freedom, such an abandonment of fear.
Sasquatch changed me. It let me see that sometimes life can be simple and beautiful.
“Sasquatch Festival at the Gorge” courtesy of Sasquatch Music Festival
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