Sweetheart of the Rodeo
- Jul 20, 2016
There's a point - 7,000 RPM
Where everything fades away
The machine becomes weightless
And all that's left is a body moving through space and time
That's where you meet it
You can feel it coming
Creeps up on you close in your ear
Asks you a question
The only question that matters
Who are you
Watched Ford V Ferrari last night, and these words were in the opening and closing sequences. Carroll Shelby was a famous race car driver and auto designer, who also worked with Ford Motor Company to build a car that would beat Ferrari at the LeMans race. (I'm leaving out the larger story in case anyone wants to watch the movie.) Of course I have a soft spot for this tale because as a teenager, I worked hard, saved my money, and bought a used 1965 Mustang. Shelby was an interesting person because he pursued his dreams. He had his flaws, but he kept his eyes on the horizon - always moving.
These words catapulted into my heart. For me, they crystalized the feeling and knowing when you are at that perfect point. Some call it the zone.
Visiting with friends and family, I hear, see, and feel their sense of "what is going on?". I've carried on with my work - all in my little sphere. Although I've had glimpses of something more, I've not quite settled on what more to do. Then these words came to me - like a gift - a gift of clarity. When do I feel that sense of 7,000 RPM? Can I bring others along with me?
The machine, our physical bodies, becomes weightless, and all that's left is a body, our energetic body, moving through time and space. Is it really this simple?
We know who we are. Let our lights shine brightly.