Do You Sparkle?

Last week on Debra Kristi’s blog I was introduced to Lindsey Stirling, a dubstep violinist.  Debra wrote a lovely post about the places that call to us, whether for beauty, memories, or energy.  The location in the music video she shared sure was gorgeous, and I can’t help but to share it again here.  But what struck me most about the video was the artist herself.  When Lindsey plays that violin, you can see she loses herself in the music.  The genuine passion, love, and life in her expression is probably what touched me the most.

After I self-published my second book, was writing my third, and had just made the overall decision that this was what I would do with my life, my doctor and friend made this observation: “Your eyes sparkle.”  It didn’t matter if there were still health problems, or if I was in pain; in fact, it didn’t seem to hurt as bad as it used to.  Because I was in love with my life and my pursuits.

I love the story playing out in Lindsey’s music videos.  This sense of awe, delight, and pure joy.  It’s breathtakingly beautiful.  I hope you fall in love with it just as I did.  And even more so, I hope you live with the same unadulterated passion that makes your eyes sparkle to everyone you meet.

11 comments on “Do You Sparkle?

  1. Nancy J Nicholson says:

    I love the sparkle and yeah, I guess I sparkle too especially when I’m writing.

  2. Stacy Green says:

    What an amazing video! I’d like to think I sparkle when I’m writing or talking about the books. Great post:)

  3. Debra Kristi says:

    Thank for the link. 🙂 I want to sparkle! I think maybe I do when I’m in my element. I love Lindsey and hope to use one of her videos again in the future.

  4. Thanks for sharing those videos. Amazing. I think it’s just awesome that you sparkle, that you’ve found that piece of yourself. Great post Angela!

  5. You do sparkle, Angela. What an amazing post. Thank you for sharing with us!!

  6. Susan A. says:

    I loved the videos of Lindsey when you recommended them to me. She certainly is an inspiration. We all want to do the thing that makes us happy. Life is too short to give up on the things we love.

  7. Angela, we’ve been watching your sparkle become brighter and brighter and it’s a beautiful thing!

  8. Love the videos – incredible but more than that, I love the idea of living life with the intent to have your eyes always sparkling! Soooo true Angela…beautifully said!

  9. I loved these videos (I’d already seen the first on Debra’s blog, but it’s so good I’m going to watch it many times more). I’m so glad you’re living your life in a way that makes your eyes sparkle. We have a very short time on this earth, and I think we need to live it in a way that we’ll be happy with for eternity.

  10. Love it. May we all sparkle whenever our fingers touch the keys!

  11. Katy says:

    Wow! Amazing vids! Thanks for sharing the sparkle, Angela 🙂

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