Need to Breathe
The last mile in a long run. The third walk when you’re the pitcher’s mom. The first step out of the plane at 13,500 feet. Two headlights when your teenager has missed curfew. One more comment from the guy in the back of the room. Three hours between flights. Breathe, Lee Anne. Inhale. Exhale. Just breathe.
You always need to breathe. There are times you need to breathe more.
In support of this mantra, today’s blog introduces you to two breaths of fresh air.
The first is a great band I’ve recently discovered that happens to be named NeedtoBreathe. You might already know this Charleston based band and their leader singer, Bear. If not, check them out. I’m hooked on Drive all Night and Open Your Eyes. Click on these links and let me know what you think. For me, it’s darn good breathing material. It will get you through that last mile for sure.
The second is a “feast for the senses” video that RTRP released this week about the vibrant art scene in nearby Pittsboro. I can’t believe we have to pay Andy Poe to have as much fun as he had while shooting this video in beautiful Chatham County, one of the thirteen counties located in the Research Triangle Region.
Take a look at the video – Artistic Innovations.
Better yet, take a breather, turn up the tunes, and make the short drive to experience this amazing community for yourself.
Have a cup of coffee in a cool café. Share a picnic and a bottle of wine on the Haw River. Chat with the artists and learn their stories. Tell them yours. Huddle up to the pit while the Raku is firing. Experience abstract art that reminds me of the stained glass in my grandmother’s church. Just breathe. Breathe easy.
Breathe easy, indeed.
Author: Lee Anne Nance, Senior Vice President, Research Triangle Region