Tuesday, December 20, 2005
year long christmas spirit
I LOVE U2. Not in a teenager-paste-my walls-with-their-pics way, but in an adult appreciative kind of way. They are after all my age. I love their music (it always brings me to a happy place), I love how they've been friends since high school, I love the meaning of their messages and I love Bono, his charisma, how he's still married to his high school sweetheart (kind of like me) and how despite being a rich rock star he decides to not just live lavishly but to try to make a difference in the world.
About a month ago, I had the immense good fortune of going to see them live. Hubby surprised me with general admission tickets the day of. Talk about sheer excitement, getting ready, driving there, going in and holding hands like some crazed teenagers on a date. I sang my heart out and jumped up and down, pounding fists in the air. I didn't care what people thought of a forty-something acting like an 18 year old. I had a blast. Truly a total magical evening, best show I've ever been to. It was made even more special knowing that some good friends of mine ;) were also there experiencing it all.
All that to say I was quite excited when I saw that Bono along with Mr and Mrs Bill Gates were nominated people of the year by TIME magazine in recognition for their humanitarian work.
So Bono not only surrounds us with great music, he also spreads the Christmas spirit of giving and helping and loving year round. Definitely noteworthy.