Friday, October 22, 2010

The Incredible Hulk!

No, I didn't go crazy.

Close to it (NaNo obsession mode), but not quite!

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of hearing Lou Ferrigno speak at the university auditorium. It was a wonderful evening, a good close to a busy day. Speaking out on standing up for yourself, learning to believe and have confidence in what you do and love, his message of motivation was well-delivered.

I appreciated his honest presentation and how down-to-earth he was. In the question and answer session, audience members were encouraged to ask whatever questions they wanted, no matter how silly they seemed. When one member of the audience requested if he could do the "hulk smash", Lou laughed--and then did it.

That simple gesture and the smile he did it with, was one of my highlights for the evening. I left encouraged to be a student in university, pursuing a degree I have chosen and living my life as it comes. Not with all the solemnity and dignity that is sometimes attributed to reality, but with vibrancy, creativity and a touch of randomness.

A great speaker, a great afternoon, a great message.

That adds up to three wonderful points, so I'm off to bed now. G'night!


Joanne Sher said...

Awesome experience, and an awesome telling of it. I was there with ya.