It’s not every day you get to go to Jamaica. I remember going for Spring Break one year while studying at Babson. When you’re in Jamaica, you hear Bob Marley songs in the wind as if he’s playing somewhere off in the distance.
A special surprise at the end of our trip was hearing his songs performed live by his son Ziggy to a huge crowd on the cliffs of Negril.
Last week Bob Marley would have turned 75, and in a way, he will always be with us thanks to the reggae sound he created.
In an interview with NPR, Ziggy explains that his father kept things light even when they visited him on his deathbed. He helped lighten the load.
I remember being in our backyard last summer, hearing “Natural Mystic” blowing in the southwest wind as Stephen Marley kicked off his set at the Newport Folk Festival. It was a surreal moment.
When you listen to “Natural Mystic,” imagine the love, peace, and freedom that inspired Marley’s creativity. Today, as we remember his legend, think about how you can bring those feelings into your own personal and professional endeavors each day to make them worth remembering.
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