Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods
Today's insight was inspired by American actor and singer songwriter Ryan Bingham, and a selection from his Mescalito album with lyrics from his song “Sunrise”. In a special Way Of The Renaissance Man performance, Jim plays and sings the quoted lyrics in today's Wednesday Wisdom feature. And now, here's the Renaissance Man himself…
Well I’m living in the desert with a one eyed dog
Well You could lead a blind man out of Vietnam
Cause everybody’s begging, everybody wants a chance
Stuck in a storm, well do a rain dance
— Ryan Bingham, “Sunrise”
The Americana music star’s folksy lyrics remind us of a very profound lesson in life; namely, that when things get really tough, the best response is to embrace the challenge and meet it head on. A more common way of stating this principle is, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But I just think, “Stuck in a storm, well do a rain dance,” is a lot more poetic.
Jim Woods August 4, 2021.