This is probably the most important thing that anyone ever said to me – I remember it as if it were this afternoon – and yet at happened almost 20 years ago – and I will remember this statement for the rest of my life.
It was a sunny late summer morning in Cavendish in Cape Town- the leaves gently frolicking in the light-hearted wind – a friend of mine took me to visit a well-known opera singer at her house – my first impression of this international diva was one of sadness – it surrounded her like a shroud and pervaded her every thought and nuance. Even her home – in all its lavishness and comfort – spoke of good memories cut short because of self-imposed sacrifice. It felt like she had become too much of one thing that only she could direct.
I wondered about her love life – she was divorced and the pictures of her two children exuded an aura of loneliness and unfulfilled expectation.
Hearing her play on the piano, and listening to a recording of her former exquisite voice in its then prime, made me think twice about condemning this woman to a forgotten career, as one could hear how much life and passion there was – just by appreciating her vocal talent.
Over lunch we chatted about light hearted things, but yet they were all tainted with melancholy. And when my friend asked her if there was any lasting advice she would give, considering all her worldly experience, she looked at us for a few moments… and then said: “It’s lonely at the top.” And then she cried a little.
It is when we forget the people who mean the most to us that we relegate ourselves to lives where only “me” is present – and there is no “we”.
It is important to know that life is what you make of it – but how many people forget that that is two-fold: YOU are the most important person you will ever know and deal with. WE are here to experience life as an individual – of the whole. Which means that we are all part of life – and every action must therefore include consideration of the whole.
It is not always fun to have fun by yourself. One tends to buy more blankets that way.
All the best until next time,
In love and light,
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