Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Help



Okay. I'll cut to the controversial chase: I'm not that crazy about The Beatles. I mean, I like them, they're great, but I feel like its a given and we don't have to keep talking about it. Or listening to them all of the time. All those years I dated musicians equals I have talked about how great The Beatles are enough. For my whole lifetime. Yeah, okay, Dad, maybe I don't really get it. Maybe I'm too young. Actually, I must be too young because the other day I was hanging out with my new friend Eva and she said I reminded her of her niece. "How old is your niece?" I said, "What's her name?" "Gina," said Eva, "She's two." "Sweet." I thought, I don't mind being reminiscent of Gina who's two.

Usually Pandora knows me pretty well and steers clear of The Beatles but the other day, it surprised with their tune "Help!" Ready for me to contradict everything in that first paragraph and talk about how great The Beatles are? That song is SO SMART! And beautiful! What an amazing song! I love those guys! "When I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody's help in anyway...But now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors."

ME TOO YOU GUYS! I didn't ask for help either! And then I did! And just admitting to myself that I need help, with whatever, by dropping off my laundry for pickup, or telling someone I'm looking for a job, or calling Apple Care because Mail on my Mac isn't working, magic happens. Actually, the other day, just by acknowledging I had no idea how to fix my printer, and texting my friend, it fixed itself! Some people, like The Beatles and Julia Cameron have had this figured out for a long time. Julia Cameron says, "Once we admit the need for help, the help arrives." I'm still so young, to learn all this stuff so deeply still kinda blows my mind.

3 comments:

sqproduct said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9prpAv6kvo

Ashleigh Beyer said...

Emily, how do you know so much about music? For serious, would you please tell the world by commenting back how you find out about new stuff?

sqproduct said...

it finds me. it always has.

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