Bootylicious Destiny

I know.

In fact, I am never wrong.

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Sequins and shadow by Sharon Birke

My sister recommends we declare NFL Monday a national holiday for “Not Feeling Lucid” or “Not Feeling Like (Working)” Day.  Sports enthusiasts or not, we must have all stayed up for the halftime show.  And Beyonce did not disappoint.  Even if she lip-synced (which she didn’t) and challenged the definition of wholesome family entertainment (which she did, leaving husbands and sons drooling), the woman did give an electric performance with her all female band and back up dancers.   I did the math on her age (31) and 16 year career and figured that while her friends in middle school zoned out in front of the TV, she was ready to perform in it!

As her curvaceous silhouette emerged on a platform to own the stage, the voice over paid homage to her tireless perfectionism:  “Excellence must be pursued, it must be wooed, with all of one’s might and every bit of effort that we have.”   Some of us older than her 31 years would do well to say with equal conviction this quote from her pre-show interview, “All the things that I’ve done have prepared me for this.  I’m ready.  This is what I was born to do.”

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