"There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood.”
Deepak Chopra, The Return of Merlin
There I was, goofing around by watching You-Tube videos. You'd be surprised at what I have learned from You-Tube. For several days I had immersed myself in videos about the band Queen. Don't ask me why; it was just something that appealed to me at the moment.
I've mentioned before that I am a book addict and like to read before I go to sleep. I was reading a short novella written by a friend of mine, Devin O'Branagan. The book is called Incarnation and one of the many interesting characters is a parrot that thinks she is Janis Joplin. Now the odd thing about this, as if a parrot thinking it is a bluesy rock singer isn't enough, is that the bird's favorite song is “Killer Queen” by the band Queen.
There it goes again. One of those synchronicities that tap me on the head and says “pay attention.” I laughed about it, finished the book, and went about reading another one. The very next book mentioned "Bohemian Rhapsody," again by Queen. Okay, I am beginning to get a message, but really I didn't feel like writing about Queen. The internet is full of articles about the band and its legendary singer, Freddie Mercury. What new thoughts could I add?
When the third book mentioned “We Will Rock You,” I knew I had better get busy and write something! I decided to focus on the great collaboration between Queen and Adam Lambert, who was one my favorite singers on American Idol. I opened a word doc and started doing some more research. But evidently I wasn't working fast enough, because the book after that one mentioned the song “Another One Bites the Dust.”
I was seriously getting spooked now. I totally believe in synchronicity and the power of coincidences. But they are usually not as insistent as these were. I have no idea why I was led (no I'd say pushed) to write about this group and current lead singer, but there you have it. I had to do it.
Hopefully you will find “The Magical Synergy of Queen + Adam Lambert” to be interesting. If you have some thoughts about any of this, be sure to leave a comment below. If you tell me you hate Adam Lambert and don't think he should be trying to fit in Freddie Mercury's shoes (which he isn't), don't be afraid to say so. I will do my best to be open-minded about all opinions.
I am a storyteller. I like to wrap inspirational messages inside little vignettes of my life or the lives of others. I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, have lived in an RV, and am now living in a senior apartment. Everything I've experienced in my 69 years in this incarnation is fair game to be written about.