They say you should never look back, only look to the future but sometimes you need to see where you’ve been in order to know where you’re going.
I enjoy looking back. Especially when you’ve had a packed schedule of great events in the month of January, knowing full well we are now in the month of February with a clear view to spring!
January was the month that hosted the worldwide women’s March on the 21st and whilst I wasn’t there (I had a pre-arranged appointment with an apron and a wooden spoon in my office that day, sorry! And by ‘office’ what I really mean is…) However, I did attend an all-female cast of a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew later in month Where I witnessed one of the actors fully exploit the benefits of being centre stage to a crowd full of ticket bearing onlookers, in getting down on bended knee and presenting a grand spectacle of a proposal to another of the cast members. And “YES”, she said yes! Don’t suppose I’ll be lucky enough to be invited to the wedding though, unless their selling tickets for that too?! A centre stage proposal is definitely hard to upstage unless of course, your name’s Sharon Jones!
For me, the highlight of January was ‘remembering Sharon Jones’. An event at the world famous Jazz Café dedicated to the legend that is…
For those that don’t know, Sharon Jones was a legendary Soul and funk singer who maintained a sturdy love for music for many years before realising a solid career and clear recognition at the young age of 40! I love her story. Seldom do women make their mark at that age unless of course, you are a strong soul with a goal and to know Sharon’s story is to safely say “She’s a strong soul”
Sadly Sharon passed away last year; you know what they say “gone but not forgotten” and remember, we did!