Yesterday was my husband’s birthday and what did he want to do to celebrate? He wanted to see Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame, except Bruce wouldn’t be singing, he’d be speaking. I was dubious, but since it was for the hub’s birthday I bought tickets for us and our two sons.
Wow, what a journey. He spoke for two hours straight plus another 40 minutes answering questions from the audience. During this show he told stories about his childhood, his path to metal stardom, his life as a pilot, and his continuing artistic endeavors. Who knew this guy had such a life?! (I know there’s a lesson about a book and a cover here, but forgive me.)
His life story also includes a bout with cancer which is where he developed the catchphrase in the title, “Life is better than all the other options.” At first I thought, well, when you have a life like his…” But after a bit of reflection I remembered that there is much beauty in a life that may seem relatively ordinary. You don’t have to be the frontman of a mega rock band to choose life as the best option.
For your listening pleasure an Iron Maiden and others Spotify channel.