“What comes up, must come down. But you and me, we’re floating above the ground” – Mika (from: Stay High)
After months of looking forward to it, February 13th was finally there: Mika’s concert in the Netherlands!
I can’t say I am a huge fan, Life, because you and me both know I am too lazy practical to spend a whole lot of time figuring this man’s life out (nor do I really care that much), but I do very much appreciate his music and live shows.
His latest album had been living inside my CD player for months, which was my most active attempt at getting his new songs down in time before the gig.
It’s just a little disappointing that I lost my voice a day before. But I reckon squealing along is better than sitting at home crying.
Mika’s show ended up teaching me a valuable lesson (or two) as well:
First, Life, I did not know it was humanly possible to have so much fun. Or maybe I forgot. People from all ages, cultural backgrounds and social statuses came together to have a blast – which we did. For one night, for a few hours, none of it mattered. We were all alike. Problem-, worry-, and hate-free.
Second, after searching the web for pictures of the show afterwards (I am always too lazy busy singing and dancing to take any myself), I accidentally found out Mika’s mother is ill. Very ill. Not-sure-she’s-going-to-make-it-ill.
If I was amazed at his performances before, I’m even more so now. For I can slightly imagine the horrors he must be facing, since my mother’s been there, too.
Which is exactly why I closed off my internet immediately, ran to my mum and held her.
She’s here still. I have her. I’ll lose her one day, but not today.
Enjoy yourself, but never take anything for granted ❤
Or, in Mika’s words: “Love today.”