Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Something's Coming

For the past few months, I have been watching my friends and acquaintances going through changes.  So many of them are what I like to think of as "standing at the Gate."  You know the feeling - where your life has reached a certain point and you just know that something new is coming.  Maybe you've been working towards a certain goal, and your growth in that direction has led to a new opportunity that you were not expecting when you started out. 

Have you ever noticed how your life can change in just a day?  Sometimes, you don't know that was the day until years later, looking back.  Look at Jim Ray, a man many of us admire.  I doubt he knew the day he saw his doctor and was told to limit his sodium to 1 teaspoon or die, that he and his family would one day produce a tool that is literally the new way forward in the world of health and nutrition.  I can look back over my life and see days that seem to be the start of a new direction, but looking further back, I see that those days were the result of previous days and directions.  We are just walking straight into our destinies, and whatever you do today will affect you in the future in ways you cannot imagine, and may never even realize.

So how awesome is it to wake up in the morning and know that today, something could happen to change your life.  It's happened to me enough times to know that it will happen again!  I welcome the new opportunities that are coming to me, and to my friends, and enjoy every minute of the process.  It's all important!

Having been in this happy mood for a while, the other day I went shopping.  Usually in the car I listen to talk radio; I tend to zone out if there's music.  But on Sunday I turned on my CD of the soundtrack from West Side Story.  I didn't skip around on the CD like I usually do, to listen to songs I know the words to, and therefore I heard a song that I have never listened to the words of.  (I know that sentence is a mess but hopefully you know what I mean).  The song is "Something's Coming" and Tony sings it.  I listened to the words and they all just fit with my mood.  I acknowledged the synchronicity, and listening to the words of that song gave me even more excitement about the future than I already have.  Embrace your futures, follow your bliss, and enjoy the life you are creating.  Something is definitely coming, my friends.

Something's Coming
Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Could be!

Who knows?

There's something due any day;
I will know right away,
Soon as it shows.

It may come cannonballing down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!
Who knows?

It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there's a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

Could it be? Yes, it could.
Something's coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something's coming, I don't know what it is,
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock,
Phone'll jingle, door'll knock,
Open the latch!
Something's coming, don't know when, but it's soon;
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!

Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on, deliver
To me!

Will it be? Yes, it will.
Maybe just by holding still,
It'll be there!

Come on, something, come on in, don't be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?

It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight . . .


  1. I love it...Thank God a change happened in our life!

  2. Something is indeed coming friend! So glad we are all witnesses to each other's moments!

  3. Karyn this is wonderful! Thanks for putting the excitement out there cause now I'm feeling it too.

    maybe tonight...maybe tonight...maybe toniiiiiiiight.

    One of my favorite soundtracks since I was a kid - Dylan's too!