Motivation: Mo-ti-va-tion – The general desire or willingness of someone to do something. Today I ask for 2 minutes of your time in a challenge to motivate you to connect your mind with your body.
I remember my first flight to Europe, 1996 JFK-FRA on Delta Air Lines. Filled with excitement to arrive in Europe, experience such a larger jet, I found myself gazing outside the window for hours. Mid flight I noticed the ocean far below us lit by a beautiful full moon over the Atlantic. Thinking of that beautiful moonlit ocean, a glimpse often taken for granted by so many making the journey, the song Moon River resonates.
I have been very blessed to explore many incredible cities around the globe, of course I hold Paris as the most romantic city in the world. Amidst the chaos of the city I can visualize two people effortlessly dancing with elegance below a full moon on a roof top with the Eiffel Tower lit with it’s yellow glow in the distance.
Challenge: silence your phone, press play above, close your eyes, and allow your mind to drift for 2 minutes, imagine your Moon River. Give thought to your breathing, allow the filling of air in your lungs to connect your mind back to your body.
Mercer and Mancini wrote Moon River for Audrey Hepburn and her role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It received an Academy Award for Best Original Song (1961), Grammy Award for Record of the Year (1962), Grammy Award for Song of the Year (1962).
For those with a tie to the South, an interesting connection to Savannah and Huckleberry Fin.
Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
Oh dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way
Two drifters off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end
Waiting ’round the bend, my huckleberry friend
Moon river and me